The following re some of the major huddles faced in the Tanzanian system of education.
- Low transition rate from primary to secondary school. Less than one third of all candidates who sit Standard Seven (class7) examinations proceed to secondary schools yearly.
- Regional and gender disparities in access to primary education, with some regions registering 126 per cent enrollment while others 70 per cent.
- Inadequate teachers for the UPE programme. The national average teacher/pupil ratio ( TPR) is 1:58 although some regions like Kigoma have a ratio of 1:74.
- Poor remuneration and lack of teachers.
- Inadequate coordination within the departments responsible for provision of education
- Poor learning environments
- Shortage of teaching and learning materials.
- Lack of adequate funds to meet the high learning costs across all the levels.