TANZANIA: IDs offer hope for student debt recoveryEast African Business Week.
The outstanding debt has built up since 1994 when the government decided to subsidise tuition fees for students entering university to allow for a large number of high school graduates to pursue higher education, especially children from poor families.
The Tanzanian Government has admitted that it has been a Herculean task to recover outstanding loans and to track down beneficiaries. Only 69,143 students out of thousands of beneficiaries have cleared their financial obligations totaling $606.5 million. To date, Tanzania has not had national IDs which makes it difficult to track down anybody.
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