Tanzania to Offer Alternate Education for School Dropouts

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Tanzania to Offer Alternate Education for School Dropouts

Good news is on the way for school dropouts in Tanzania. The Government has come out with a proposal to provide an opportunity to academic dropout students to continue their education in alternate colleges.

As per the rights groups in Tanzania, the above proposal not only provides an opportunity for students but also provides relief for female students who faced discrimination in the previous Government regime due to various rules and regulations.

Adult Education Programs

These programs are designed to offer basic literacy and numeracy skills to adults who did not complete their formal education. They often cater to individuals who want to improve their reading, writing, and math skills.

Vocational Training

Vocational education and training programs aim to equip individuals with practical skills and knowledge relevant to specific trades or industries. This can be particularly valuable for school dropouts looking to enter the workforce with marketable skills.

Non-Formal Education

Non-formal education programs offer a flexible and learner-centered approach to education. They are designed to accommodate the needs and schedules of individuals who may not be able to attend traditional school settings.

Distance Learning and Online Education

 In recent years, the use of technology and online platforms has expanded access to education for individuals who cannot attend physical schools. Tanzania, like many other countries, may have explored online and distance learning options to reach underserved populations.

Adult Literacy Campaigns

Governments and NGOs often run campaigns to promote adult literacy and encourage school dropouts to return to education.


The opportunity for these students to study will be provided under the Folk Development College (FDCs) as per Leonard Akwilapo, Senior Official Ministry of Education. He also added that by January 2022, all 54 FDC colleges will be ready to provide this education to the school dropouts.


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