Mkapa to speak on Universities role in Development

Retired President Mkapa

According to a press statement issued here over the weekend by the UDOM Vice Chancellor Prof Idrisa Kikula, the public lecture by former head of the state will be centred at how the higher learning institutions can contribute in the implementation of the Vision 2025. “We expect a good number of distinguished guests to attend the event which is also part of UDOM’s 10th anniversary,” read part of the statement.

As for UDOM’s tenth anniversary, Prof Kikula, said UDOM has registered major achievement in the past ten years, saying the university will continue to play a key role in addressing challenges facing the public.

Prof Kikula also expressed his gratitude to the government and community members for extending good cooperation since its inauguration, pointing out that the UDOM’s achievement is based on good cooperation between the university and members of the public.

UDOM has registered a record in this year’s new fresh students’ enrollment exercise following President John Magufuli’s order to allow students to send their applications directly to the universities they wish instead of sending application via the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

Prof Kikula said in 2018/2019 academic year UDOM will have a total number of 25,442 students.

According to Prof Kikula, UDOM received a total of 60,821 for 2018/2019 academic year while the university’s enrollment was only 10,000 students,” he said.

UDOM is expected to hold its graduation ceremony on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of November this year in which over 5,690 students are expected to be conferred with degrees at various levels of studies.

The three principal objectives of the Vision 2025 are, achieving quality and good life for all, good governance and the rule of law and building a strong and resilient economy that can effectively withstand global competition.

By 2025, the economy of Tanzania is expected to have been transformed from a low productivity agricultural economy to a semi-industrialised one led by modernised and highly productive agricultural activities which are effectively integrated and buttressed by supportive industrial and service activities in the rural and urban areas.

It is also expected that a solid foundation for a competitive and dynamic economy with high productivity will have been laid.