An evaluation of the quality of private teachers’ colleges in Dar es salaam region

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University of Dar es Salaam,
This study investigated the quality of private teachers training colleges in Dar es Salaam Region, Tanzania. The study objectives were to explore the quality of teachers training colleges in private sectors, find out the qualification of tutors in private teachers colleges, assess the teaching and learning environment at private teachers colleges, and examine performance of student teachers in national examinations,. The study was based on qualitative approach, whereby data were collected through interviews, observation, focus group discussion and documentary reviews. Simple random and purposive sampling techniques were applied on sampling the schools and respondents. Data were analyzed using content analysis methods. The findings revealed that poor quality education in private teachers training colleges is caused by inadequacy of teaching and learning facilities. The study further revealed that the colleges had shortage of teaching and learning resources due to lack of funds for buying such resources. Based on the results, it was concluded that student teachers in private teachers training are likely to receive low quality education because of absence of learning resources. The study recommended that the private teachers training colleges should follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in order to provide quality education. The study recommends further study in the public government teachers training colleges to find out whether there are significant differences between them. Also further research should be undertaken on the contribution of education stakeholders in improving quality of education in teachers colleges.
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College teachers, Efficiency, Dar es Salaam
Bakar, H H (2017) An evaluation of the quality of private teachers’ colleges in Dar es salaam region, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam