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This study investigated the perceptions of key education stakeholders on the issue of private tuition in Zanzibar. The key stakeholders invited to participate in this study were parents, head teachers, Advanced School Students (ASSs) and Senior Education Officer from the Ministerial level. The study sought their perceptions on factors that influence the growth of and access to private tuition, its advantages and disadvantages. The purpose of this chapter is to present a general overview of the study. The chapter has seven sections: the motivation and rationale for conducting this study; the context of the study including my personal working experience with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) Zanzibar; the research aims, objectives and research questions; significance of the study; methodological framework; the organization of the research study; and summary of the main issues articulated in this chapter.