TANZANIA EDUCATION AUTHORITY
The Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) is a corporate body established under section 5(1) of the Education Fund Act No. 8 of 2001 to manage the Education Fund. In carrying out its statutory functions, TEA is regulated by law, and is committed to ensure quality, equity and access to education.
Tanzania is still challenged with the role of providing equitable quality education to all. The major challenge is to explore sufficient resources for improvement of quality, equity and access to Education.
Among the many programmes and strategies used to cab the situation, the government established the Education Fund in 2001. Respectively, the Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) was given a mandate to manage the Education Fund.
THE EDUCATION FUND
Since its establishment in 2001, the Fund has been acting as a pool into which resources collected from Government allocations, voluntary contributions, and grants loans and from “Other Sources” are deposited in order to fund ‘educational development’ projects.
The monies collected are used to facilitate improvement of quality in education provision, increasing access and promoting equity in education provision at all levels. The same is done through: (i) Diversifying the sources of funds for education and (ii) Providing funding for educational development programmes or projects identified and conceived at pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary levels.