International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Tanzania | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023 | Rating: 5.7 / 10

Challenges Facing Implementation of New Education Policies in Government Primary Schools: The Case of Fee Free Education Policy in Gairo District

Baraka Athumani Mzeli

Abstract: The study sought to find out the challenges facing the implementation of Fee - Free Education Policy in public Primary schools in Gairo District. The Fee - Free education policy has been in operation for seven years and has evidenced by an increase in pupils? enrolment at all levels of education; however, the implementation of this policy has led to many challenges related to teaching and administration in daily school activities that this study intended to find out. The guiding specific objective were: to identify teaching - based challenges facing the implementation of fee free education policy. This study was qualitative in which the case study research design was employed. The study participants were 40. The data were collected through semi structured interviews, focus group discussions, and documentary review. The analysis of data was conducted thematically. The study found that overcrowding in classrooms, inadequate teaching and learning materials, and teachers' heavy teaching workload were the teaching - based challenges facing teachers in implementing fee free basic education policy. It is therefore recommended that the government to rethink on the mode of providing fee free basic education by involving wider community in the decision - making process. The study also recommends that the amount of capitation grants be increased and disbursed to schools on time.

Keywords: Policy, Education Policy, Fee Free Basic Education Policy, Fee - Free Education, Capitation Grants

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 1928 - 1933

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