oa African Review - Career guidance, career policy and high-level manpower efficiency in Tanzania

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



Tanzania. like many other former colonial economies in Africa, achieved its independence in 1961 on an extremely inadequate high and middle-level manpower base. In a 1962 High-level Manpower Survey it was found that out of the 9.331 high-level manpower jobs only 47 per cent of the total were held by Africans. These were highly concentrated at the lower end of the professional scale: medical technicians, nurses. primary school-teachers, Government employees, skilled craftsmen, etc. The extent of this skew can be indicated by the fact that less than 10 per cent of the posts which normally require university education (2,100 at the time of the survey) were held by Africans.

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