40 Students Leave for Studies in China, Europe
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A group of 40 Tanzanian students left for Europe and China yesterday for higher learning studies under a special programme, dubbed “Affordable Fee to Study,” which has been designed to assist locals to study abroad at affordable cost.
The programme is coordinated by representatives of overseas universities in Tanzania, Universities Abroad Link (UAL). The students who departed yesterday are those, who have failed to join higher education institutions due to limited spaces which has made many qualified students to resort to study abroad as the only option to realise their dream.
Speaking at a brief farewell function at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA), UAL Country Director, Tony Rodgers Kabetha said his institution had started this special programme to help Tanzanian students pursue studies abroad at affordable fees.
UAL is an international institution, which represents universities in the following countries — the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Australia, India, China and South Africa.
“Apart from 40 students leaving today for China and the United Kingdom, another group of 70 students left a few weeks ago for the United States of America, China and India,” he noted.
Under the affordable fee to abroad programme, students get an opportunity to pay for studies and accommodation fees in installments until they complete their studies.
Expounding on this, Mr Kabetha said the UAL special programme aimed at assisting Tanzanian students to undertake courses that contribute largely to national development like oil and natural gas, computer security/cyber system, computer software, business/corporate laws, economics and international trade, medicine and pharmacy.
Mary Simama, one of the students who left for China (to study for a Degree in Economics and International Trade) yesterday, commended UAL for initiating Education Information Centre which provides guidance to students on courses they want to study and which country to go.
Another student, Desdery Muyobera, who went to study medicine, said “Opportunities offered to Tanzanian students to study oil and gas, will enable Tanzania to productively utilize the resources, spur growth and development of the national and individual economies. We should thank UAL for championing such impressive initiative.”