Tanzanian students’ admission to universities being checked

Over 8,000 undergraduates in Tanzania face being expelled if their admission to university is found to be in breach of the standard criteria.

As part of a drive to raise education standards throughout the country, the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is investigating those students who may have gained entry to courses with the wrong or out-of-date qualification. Students who are at university legitimately will not be affected, the organisation says.

The announcement has caused much distress to those students named on the TCU’s website, who are currently studying at 52 of the country’s higher education institutions.

Students had until the end of February to prove that their attendance is legitimate or they will be expelled.

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