Education

More Efforts Required To End Child Marriage: Campaigner

Dar es Salaam – Campaigners argue the landmark court ruling of last week related to the raising of girls marriage age to 18 to have little impact in reality unless the parents stop considering their daughters as a commodity to be traded for bride price, or dowry. The High Court said on Friday two sections of the 1971 Marriage Act ...

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets Solar Mamas

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met group of African women in Tanzania on Sunday who are curiously named as Solar Mamas. Modi is on four-nation Africa tour to enhance ties with the region. The Solar Mamas women were trained in India’s Tilonia township of Rajasthan about fixing and maintaining solar lamps, bulbs and panels. They are working as solar engineers ...

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Teenage Pregnancy, Child Marriage Could Lead 30 Yrs Prison: New Law

Teenage pregnancy and child marriage could lead the man involved to thirty years of prison. President has taken a tougher measure to safeguard schoolgirls. Tanzania is one of the top countries in the world with highest adolescent pregnancy and birth rates. A recent survey finds 21 percent of girls aged between 15 and 19 have become mother. Even though child ...

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China Funds Building Biggest Library In Tanzania

Dar es Salaam – Chinese government is set to fund 40 million USD to Tanzania in the building up of a new library at the University of Dar es Salaam. President John Magufuli laid the foundation stone on Thursday and the library is said to be the biggest in Tanzania. It will house state-of-the-art facility equipped with more than 800,000 ...

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Fire Broke At Dar es Salaam Islamic School; 11 Hospitalized After Stampede

Dar es Salaam – About four hundred students of an Islamic School in Dar es Salaam are now into uncertainty after fire broke out in their school at around 9 p.m. turning it to ruins. The fire was followed by stampede and about eleven students have been hospitalized. However, there has been no report of anyone being burnt. Three dormitories ...

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Dubai Cares Launches Two Programmes For Students In Mainland And Zanzibar

Dar es Salaam – The Dubai Cares has come up with two early childhood development programmes, one each for mainland Tanzania and semi-autonomous island Zanzibar. The Dubai Cares is a part of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. Currently pre-primary enrolment rate in schools in the country is 34.4 percent and the programmes are just what was needed for ...

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Bank Of Tanzania Launches Programme To Educate People On Financial Literacy

Dar es Salaam – Financial literacy is important and with this notion the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has lately established a national financial education framework in collaboration with the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT). The launching of the financial education framework aims at improving the acumen on money matters of the citizens. The programme is called as National Financial Inclusion ...

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