Monday, May 22, 2017

Seven Chinese varsities in pursuit of Tanzanian students

By Majuto Omary TheCitizenTz

Dar es Salaam. Seven Chinese universities will have a special vetting session this Thursday to find students with best credentials, worthy of receiving scholarship to study in China.

The event will take place at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)’s Nkrumah Hall.

Speaking to The Citizen over the weekend, the Soma China Consulting and Service Company Limited Managing Director, Ms Ru Lin, named the varsities as Xuchang University, North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhongyuan University of Technology and Xinyang Normal University.

Others are Henan Agriculture University, Zhengzhou University of Industrial Technology and Shanghai University.  There will also be the Education Department of Henan Province which has so far set aside $3 million, which is to be used by the Province to provide scholarships all over the world.

“Officials of the universities will conduct one to one interview with the students starting with those who have just completed Form Six studies, and holders of various certificates in tertiary education,” she said

She said the actual number of students to be offered the scholarships would be known during the vetting session starting from 8am.

She said that they believed the session would cement the cooperation between China and Tanzania’s higher education.

The Principal Education Officer of the Higher Education at the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Mr James Muchunguzi, said the move would increase the number of students studying in China.

Mr Muchunguzi clarified that currently Tanzanian students studying in Chaine were over 500, pursuing in degrees, Master’s and PhD.