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Tanzania: British High Commissioner commends move on parks

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    British High Commissioner to Tanzania, Diane Louise Corner


    The British High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ms Diane Corner, said the proposed Science and Technology parks to be established in Arushawas a positive move in the country's higher education advancements.


    Speaking here after completing a tour of ArushaRegion, the envoy also stated that the increasing number of students in primary and secondary schools as well as lower learning institutions should be in sync with improving the quality of education.

    Tanzania
    is in the process of building a technology city and Science Park in Karangai area of Meru District. This establishment will be part of the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology which, so far, has four fully-fledged universities on the African continent.


    Ambassador Corner stated that, for almost a decade, Tanzania has been one of the countries in Africa which has made considerable efforts to improve its education system.

    "This is a very good and positive development but it is also the high time for Tanzania to embark on finding ways that will help to improve the quality of education offered," Ms Corner said. The official said, for years, through its agencies and international organizations, the UK government has been at the forefront of supporting education in Tanzania.


    Ms Corner also expressed her optimism over the establishment of the Tanzanian Chapter for the Nelson Mandela African Institutes for Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, describing the local institute as "unique" and "potential" for Tanzania and Africa as a whole, set to be a hub of excellence in the region and the rest of the continent.


    NM-AIST is set to draw its students mainly from eastern, central and southern Africa and its post-graduate programmes would focus on science, technology and engineering. Its lecturers are expected to come from universities in Tanzania, East Africa and across the world, but notably the United States, South Korea and Japan.


    The idea to establish such an institute was hatched by think tanks in Africa in 2002 with the aim to train more scientific experts in Africa in order to enable the continent catch up with the rest of the world in knowledge and skills. "During my visit at the college I was told that the Institute would only enroll students who will pursue postgraduate degrees (doctorate and masters) in various scientific and engineering disciplines.


    "This is a very good idea in fostering science and technology in Africa," she said. She added: "I am aware that they are planning to build science and technology parks as is the case in the UK – this is a very good move."


    By MARC NKWAME, Tanzania Daily News


     
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    Arusha kutakuwa na Wanyama Wangapi? Vyama Vingapi? na Vyuo Vingapi vya Elimu??
     
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    Huyu mama balozi mimi namkubali sana!.
     
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    why not Pemba?
     
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