Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tengeru's Mandela University to serve as Tanzania’s flagship

The Arusha Times: "Tanzania intends to use the soon to be opened, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in re-branding its image overseas and internationally.

Chief Secretary, Mr Philemon Luhanjo stated this week in Arusha that the Government plans to make NM-AIST an exemplary hi-tech institution which will offer unmatched quality of training, something that is going to attract students, scholars, researchers and trainers from all over the globe into Arusha where the campus is located.

“We are going to use the Nelson Mandela University to address the dire shortage of scientists in the continent and those that are to be produced at NM-AIST will be the best that Africa has to offer,” said Mr Luhanjo adding that Tanzania’s image overseas will highly be improved once the Tengeru-based institute becomes a fully-fledged academic institution."