About TTU

Tanzania Teachers’ Union is a trade union of teachers in Tanzania mainland. The union was formed in 1993 for the purpose of advocating for and promoting the rights of teachers in Tanzania. It is a voice of teachers in Tanzania where it seeks, not only to inform teachers on their right, but also covey message to policy and decision makers, planners and the entire population on the need for environmental and institutional change towards teachers and inform on the necessity for mainstreaming the constituency’s plight in the national agenda.

TTU is composed of teachers teaching in primary and secondary schools, tutors of teachers’ colleges, folk development colleges and education officers working in education institutions which are under the Ministry of Education Science and Technology.


The union works in collaboration with national and international stakeholders especially those which deal with education and labour issues. TTU is affiliated to both national and international organisations such as the Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA), Education International (EI), Federation of East African Teachers’ Unions (FEATU) and the Southern African Teachers’ Organisation (SATO).


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