Project profile — Teacher Education Support Project


Government of Tanzania - Ministry of Finance
2017-03-24 - 2025-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Tanzania (100.00%)


• Education facilities and training:
Education facilities and training (11120) (45.94%)
Teacher training (11130) (54.06%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


The Teacher Education Support Project (TESP) aims to improve girls’ and boys’ basic education, including reading, writing and mathematics skills, in Tanzania’s primary and secondary schools. It focuses on improving the quality and gender sensitivity of primary and secondary school teaching by investing in effective training for future teachers at 35 teachers colleges. Project activities include: (1) providing training to instructors and trainees on effective and gender-sensitive teaching methods; (2) enhancing the Ministry of Education’s capacity to manage teacher training nationally; and (3) providing teaching and learning materials to teacher’s colleges, including information and communications technology equipment, textbooks and learning resources. TESP seeks to help improve the qualifications of 3,000 college instructors, and train approximately 50,000 new teachers.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved quality and relevance of gender-sensitive instruction for student teachers at 35 government teachers colleges; and (2) more effective management of teacher education and professional development by the Tanzanian Ministry of Education.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2022 include: (1) Supply of books and equipment: provided 196,027 books with 557 titles to 35 Teacher colleges (TCs) and 593 Teaching or Learning aids for students with different learning needs to three TCs; (2) Professional Development (PD): 4,586 (2,829 men and 1,757 women) completed (TESP) PD sessions in their area of specialization; 1,343 (734 men and 609 women) on the use of Information and Communication Technology as a pedagogical tool; 20 tutors (16 men and 4 women ) from four TCs completed TESP PD in Environmental Sustainability and Green Design (ESGD) for TCs during pilot ESGD workshop; 316 completed PD in teaching students with special needs; 481 (383 men and 98 women) completed PD in competency-based curriculum; 905 (591 men and 314 women) College leaders (management teams and board members) participated in PD in TC management and gender responsiveness and inclusion (756 (452 men and 304 women) officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) completed PD in various aspects of teacher education system management. Also, 812 primary and secondary school teachers (673 men and 139 women) from low-performing schools completed PD in teaching mathematics; (3) Teacher Education Curriculum Development: reviewed and updated the pre-service teacher education curriculum for primary school teachers now adapted for implementation as part of system-wide curriculum reform; (4) Construction and rehabilitation: completed the construction of one new TC; Libraries: completed two rehabilitations ; six new libraries under construction, one undergoing rehabilitation (total nine). ICT Labs: completed two new construction, three undergoing rehabilitations, three new labs under construction (total seven). Science Labs: completed one rehabilitation; completed two new labs; seven new labs under construction; five labs undergoing rehabilitation (total 15); and (5) Management Tools: TC Management Information System, TC Admission System, and Learning Management System in use; Electronic Marking System developed and piloted.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Sector budget support
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