Tanzania Education Authority
Tanzania Education Authority
Tanzania Education Authority
Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) was established under section 5 (1) of the Education Fund Act No.8 of 2001 to manage the Education Fund. The Fund was established under the same Act to supplement the Government’s efforts in financing education development at all levels of education in Tanzania Mainland and financing tertiary levels of education in Tanzania Zanzibar.
Based on section 4 (3) of the Education Fund Act, the monies deposited in the Fund are used to improve Access, Equity, and Quality of education by provisions of the enabling Act.
Tanzania has been facing significant challenges in the provision of equitable quality education to all for decades. One of the major challenges has (persistently) been the means to collect sufficient resources for the improvement of quality, equity, and access to Education. In the early 2000s, the Government had, among other programs and strategies, established the Education Fund (Managed by the Tanzania Education Authority -TEA) to explore sustainable sources of revenue for the improvement of Access, Equity, and Quality of education countrywide.
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 to fund projects geared towards education development at all levels.
The monies collected are used to facilitate the 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 programs or projects identified and conceived at pre-primary, primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.
Vision
TEA aspires to be a leading Strategic Financial and Material resources interventionist in the education sector.
Mission
Tanzania Education Authority; To secure financial and material resources for the Education Fund and efficiently and effectively deploy those resources to support educational projects/or programs for the realization of improved access, equity, and quality of education.
Core Values
TEA is committed to exercising transparency, objectivity, and equitable treatment, offering quality services with integrity and courtesy, and exhibiting professional competence in the delivery of services to its clientele.
Objectives
The following are the mandated objectives of the Tanzania Education Authority as stipulated by the enabling Act:
To provide funds to supplement the provision of education at all levels;
To advise the Government on new sources of revenue to ensure an adequate and stable flow of money into the Fund;
To raise the quality of education and increase access and equality;
To promote education and training according to needs within the framework of overall national socio-economic development plans and policies;
To apply the money deposited into the Fund for improvement and promotion of education;
To develop and make periodic reviews of the formula for allocation and disbursement of financial resources of the Authority to different educational levels expect that, at least fifty percent of the financial resources shall be provided to finance basic and secondary education;
To develop and make a periodic review of the resources allocated for the facilitation of education to students with disabilities
To monitor the use of the funds disbursed and ensure adherence to the objectives of the Fund other than funds allocated to HESLB, TCU, and NACTE;
To receive gifts, donations, grants, or other money on behalf of the Fund;
To sponsor and provide facilities for higher learning and to establish relationships or associations with institutions both nationally and internationally;
To apply the monies deposited into the Fund to give effect to the mandate of TEA, HESLB, TCU, and NACTE provided that the Authority shall consult with institutions referred to in this section in the application of the monies deposited into the Fund.
TEA Functions

 

The principal functions of the Authority are as follows:
 
  • To secure adequate and stable financing for education; To raise the quality of education and increase access and equity;
  • To develop and review periodically the formula for allocation and disbursement from the Fund to different education levels; and
  • To monitor the use of the funds disbursed and ensure adherence to the objectives of the Fund.
Official Website: http://www.tea.or.tz/