DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
The state-owned Tanzania Commission for
Universities (TCU) announced on Tuesday the de-registration of
two private universities for providing substandard academic
Equally, TCU barred
a number of private universities from admitting new students
after they had failed to meet required academic standards.
Charles Kihampa, TCU
Executive Secretary, named the two deregistered universities as
Teofilo Kisanji University in Tabora region and the Dodoma-based
campus of St John’s University of Tanzania.
The official said
students who were pursuing courses in the two deregistered
universities should be shifted to other colleges before the
commencement of the 2018/19 academic year.
mentioned TCU barred universities as Kampala International
University in Tanzania, Marian University, Cardinal Rugambwa
University, Sebastian Kolowa and United African University of
Addressing a news
conference in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, Kihampa said
the commission’s decision came following an assessment which
uncovered serious academic shortcomings in the higher learning
said the decision to bar the universities will not affect
continuing students as they will be allowed to continue with
students are obliged to go on with their studies and should not
be affected by the decision. All barred universities will be
under special supervision and that they are not allowed to admit
new students in all levels,” said Kihampa.
He said in 2016, TCU
embarked on a special inspection program to assess the quality
of education provided by higher learning institutions in the
country, a survey which found some of the colleges providing
services below standard, affecting the education sector.
barred universities to “clean their academic houses by
implementing instructions given to them,” warning that stiff
legal measures will be taken against universities that failed to
take corrective steps.