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Title:Gender Differences in School Performance: Evidence from the National Form IV Examination Results and Implications for Poverty
Authors:Katapa, Rosalia S.
Swilla, Imani N.
Year:1999
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:15
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:19-32
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Tanzania
East Africa
Subjects:gender relations
academic achievement
secondary education
Education and Oral Traditions
Women's Issues
Education and Training
economics
education
girls
boys
gender discrimination
Secondary schools
Quality of education
Poverty alleviation
Abstract:Every year in November, the National Examinations Council (NEC) of Tanzania conducts the Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (CSEE). This paper compares the performance of secondary school girls to that of boys who sat for the CSEE in 1995. It also assesses the contribution of girls, boys and co-educational schools to the best 10 percent schools in the CSEE of 1995 as well as that of 1994. The implications of these findings and changes in educational policies needed to alleviate poverty are discussed. Bibliogr., sum.
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