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Title:Access of Young Women to General Occupational and Vocational Training in Tanzania
Author:Msangi, Josephine P.
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Research and Development
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:nonformal education
vocational education
women's education
Education and Training
Labor and Employment
Abstract:Since time immemorial, women in Tanzania have not been given as varied and specialized an education as men. Both formal education (at the primary, secondary and university levels) as well as out-of-school programmes like agricultural extension services and technical and vocational training have favoured men more than women. After independence in 1961, the Tanzanian government set about expanding educational facilities. This resulted in a reduction of the gap in enrolment between girls and boys at primary schools. Access of girls to secondary and university education, however, remained limited. In vocational training, the kinds of programmes open to girls tend to be related to women's work in domestic labour. It is highly desirable that educational reforms be introduced to rectify sex segregation as has been the case with racial and religious segregation. One important step will be to open all schools and training institutions to both boys and girls. App., bibliogr., note.