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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken a toll on the education landscape in Tanzania, as private schools stand to lose around 20 per cent of their annual revenues due to the virus outbreak.

According to information from The Citizen, the current landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tanzania has triggered the private school owners to give a call to the government for an intervention, as a financial storm looms over their investments.

In March, Tanzania executed a nation-wide school shut down for 30 days and the nation’s prime minister Kassim Majaliwa announced on 14 April an extension of the shutdown until further notice.

In this context, the extension means that teachers and non-academic staff of some schools are on indefinite unpaid leave as their employer’s struggle to meet operational costs without having to depend on fees paid by parents and guardians.

The global pandemic has now infected about 147 people …