To what extent are schools participating in "elimu mjumuisho" programme in Zanzubar prepared to povide inclusive education?: A case study of one primary school in Pemba, Zanzibar

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Supervisor/Advisor

Dr. Iffat Farah

Second Supervisor/Advisor

Zeenat Shariff


Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


This study was designed to investigate the extent to which the primary school has been prepared to provide inclusive education under " Elimu mjumuisho" programme in Zanzibar. The research question was To what extent are schools participating in "Elimu mjumuisho" programme in Zanzibar prepared to provide inclusive education. The participants of the research were a head teacher, three teachers, two parents and two students with special needs in one primary school in Pemba. The research was done in April 2009 in Pemba island. Interview guide, observation schedule and document analysis were used in data collection. Audio recorder and note book were used to record all data. The study aimed at find out how successful the implementation of inclusive education under the programme was going on. The actual aim was to see if teachers have been prepared to teach inclusive classes, and whether the environment has been prepared to enable all students with different special needs access all areas of the school. Findings from the study indicate that the school has been prepared for inclusive education, teachers got training. Some of them got training sponsored by the programme and the trainings were conducted in Teachers Centre ( TC). And others got training in the school conducted by those who got training from TC.

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