Demand for higher education to double by 2030 – World Bank

According to a World Bank report, demand for higher education in Tanzania is predicted to double by 2030 despite a decline in government funding for the sector in recent years, writes Jacob Mosenda for The Citizen.

According to the World Bank Group’s overview report titled Increasing Equitable Access and Outcomes of Higher Education Students in STEM in Tanzania 2021, demand for places at the higher education level is projected to surge from just over 230,000 in 2019 to between 482,000 and 597,000 by 2030.

The report, however, notes that the share of the higher education sector in an already shrinking education budget has been declining since 2014 (24.3%), though there was an improvement in 2019 (21.8%).
Full report on The Citizen site