Ministry of Education and Vocational Training

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Pre-primary education is the first formal level in the education system in Tanzania catering for the children aged 5 – 6 years old. Pre-Primary Education cycle lasts for 2 years with no examinations for promotion purpose. According to the Education and Training Policy (ETP) 1995, Pre Primary Education is intended to promote the overall personality development of the child, his or her physical, mental, moral and social characteristics and capabilities. This level is important in molding the character of the child and enables him/her to acquire acceptable school culture before joining the world of education. In addition, this level helps the child to acquire, appreciate, respect and develop pride in the family, moral values, customs as well as national ethics, identity and pride. Pre-Primary Education also provides the child with opportunities to acquire and develop communication, numerical and manipulative skills. It acts as a ground for preparation of child for primary education.


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