More universities in Tanzania could be shut down

graduate 20Some universities in Tanzania could face closure after an inspection revealed that many are not up to scratch.

The Minister of Education, Joyce Ndalichako, said that a report into the quality of the country’s higher education institutions found that some, “don’t have the requisite qualities to provide university education.”

She went on to say that some universities will be prevented from running substandard courses and those institutions with poor quality provision would most likely be shut down.

Saint Joseph University was closed down earlier this year and most of its students, on transferring to other institutions, were found to be unsuited to further study.

The country’s employers have long lamented the fact that new graduates do not have the skills or knowledge required to enter the workforce.

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