Public and private higher learning institutions’ representatives in Tanzania are expected to converge in Arusha on Thursday to take part in the 4th higher education forum.
The two day forum is prepared by the Committee of Vice- Chancellors and Principals, Tanzania (CVCPT) in collaboration with Trust Africa. The Chancellor of Mzumbe University, Prof Joseph Kuzilwa is the committee’s chairman. The main theme for the forum is ‘Good Governance for Sustainable Quality University Education in Tanzania.’
According to information from the Directorate of Communication and Information at Mzumbe University and signed by its Director, Ms Rainfrida Ngatunga, the guest of honour for the opening is expected to be the Vice-President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr Mohammed Gharib Bilal.
“The main objective of the forum is to bring together key stakeholders in the higher education sector to share common experiences and best practices on university good governance as a strategy to address current and future challenges facing universities in Tanzania,” reads part of the release.
Mzumbe University as a current chair of CVCPT is organizing the forum on behalf of CVCPT. According to Ms Ngatunga, specific objectives of this forum are to assess the quality of governance structures and the extent to which they facilitate or hinder good governance in universities, to examine challenges facing Universities and how good governance may provide solutions and to develop joint strategies for improving good governance in universities.
Participants of this forum will be permanent secretaries from different ministries, chairpersons of university councils, vice-chancellors, principals and provosts, deputy vice- chancellors, deputy principals and provosts of private and public universities in Tanzania.
Commissioned papers include Governance and Performance of Universities in Tanzania: Trends and Challenges; Governance Structures, Processes, Relationships and Opportunities in Running Universities and Students Governance and Democratization of Universities.
Others will be on role of Information Communication Technology (ICTs) in university governance in Tanzania; governance, interdependencies and linkages amongst higher education institutions in Tanzania and workload models and human resource management in universities in Tanzania: What can we learn from each other.
CVCPT was established under section 53 of the Universities Act, No.7 of 2005. Members of CVCPT include vice-chancellors, principals and provosts of all public and private universities and university colleges and the executive secretary of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).
Source Tanzania Daily News