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Assessing the utilization of capitation grants in public primary schools: a case study of Iringa district in Tanzania

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dc.creator Sikia, Mfilima
dc.date 2019-08-16T13:59:59Z
dc.date 2019-08-16T13:59:59Z
dc.date 2015
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-06T12:19:58Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-06T12:19:58Z
dc.identifier Sikia, M. (2015). Assessing the utilization of capitation grants in public primary schools: A case study of Iringa district in Tanzania. Dodoma: The University of Dodoma.
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/666
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15367
dc.description Dissertation (MA Education)
dc.description The study assessed the utilization of capitation grants in public primary schools in Iringa District. Specifically, it examined the disbursement procedures of capitation grant from Central Government to schools, to understand how capitation grants are utilized in schools, the study was extended into exploring the challenges facing school management in utilizing capitation grants and its implications to quality education and finally suggested strategies to rectify the situation. The study employed qualitative approach with some elements of quantitative approach. The data was collected by using questionnaires, interviews, documentary review, and focus group discussion, qualitative data were analyzed thematically and presented through descriptions and quotations and quantitative data were analyzed through SPSS and presented through descriptive statistics. The study revealed that disbursement procedures of capitation grant to schools involve many stages that are bureaucratic and that there are unnecessary delays of CG to reach pupils. Likewise, uses of CG without adherence to government regulations provide greater chances to head teachers to spend more funds into issues which are unrelated to the process of teaching and learning in schools. Further, the study found that the challenges associated with managing CG in schools, such as delays, insufficiency and inadequate knowledge of HTs on fund management negatively affected the quality of education in public primary schools in Tanzania. To remedy the situation, the study suggested some strategies such as provision of training to head teachers, more sources of fund should be sought to minimize dependency on CG and the Government should increase amount of CG. The study recommended that there is need to revise the delivery mechanism of CG from Central Government to the school level so that the funds may be deposited directly into schools accounts.
dc.language en
dc.publisher The University of Dodoma
dc.subject Capitation grants
dc.subject Public schools
dc.subject Primary schools
dc.subject Central Government
dc.subject Tanzania
dc.subject Iringa
dc.subject School management
dc.subject Quality education
dc.subject Teacher training
dc.subject Head teachers
dc.title Assessing the utilization of capitation grants in public primary schools: a case study of Iringa district in Tanzania
dc.type Dissertation


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