Abstract: Since 1995, when it became legally possible for private higher education to operate in Tanzania, the sector has grown to become a significant part of the countrys higher education system. This study examines the problems that lead to the privatization of higher education in Tanzania. A key finding of this study is that the problems that lead to the privatization of higher education in Tanzania include: the fiscal incapacity of the state to expand higher education through public universities and inability of the public universities to respond immediately to household demand for employment-oriented courses. Private higher education is characterized by small segment of higher education yet makes important contributions in providing opportunities for many students, who would otherwise not be able to find a place at public institutions.
Kapinga Bernadetha Benjamin and Bie Dunrong, 2010. Privatization of Higher Education in Tanzania. The Social Sciences, 5: 45-48.