Abstract: Since the independence in 1961, gender equality and equity has become one of the countrys agenda in Tanzania, various policies and programmes of action have been made for the purpose of insuring gender equity for higher education in Tanzania. This study focuses on programmes of action introduced and designed to facilitate womens participation at the University of Dar es Salaam. The results of this study found that the programmes of action have positive efforts towards increasing female students participation at the University of Dar es Salaam, although the number has not reached parity by sex. More strategies are needed to deliberately favour comparative increase in the rate of admission of females into Universities in Tanzania to ensure adequate representation of female graduates in the professional and the production sectors.
Kapinga Bernadetha Benjamin and Bie Dunrong, 2010. Increasing Access and Equity in Higher Education in Tanzania: A Case Study of University of Dar es Salaam. The Social Sciences, 5: 208-212.