NIT Team visit secondary schools to promote participation of female students in science programmes

NIT Team visit secondary schools to promote participation of female students in science programmes

 By Prosper Makene

Shortly after introducing the Transport Excellence Scholarship (TES) for Tanzanian Female Students, the National Institute of Transport (NIT) through their outreach programme are planning to start visiting secondary schools countywide in a move to encourage female students to study science subjects.

The Institute’s Public Relations Officer Ngusekela David said: “From August this year, we are planning to start visiting secondary schools across the country as one of the initiatives to encourage more female students to study science subjects.”

“Through the visit, we will introduce the female scholarship programme that will be offered at our institute as the move to increase female enrolment in aviation programmes,” she said.

One of female graduates from NIT at work at Air Tanzania service station.

 

The NIT spokesperson also said: “We have set the outreach programme in six zones; our planning is to start with the visit in Dar es Salaam secondary schools as a pilot before moving countrywide.”

“We will visit the selected secondary schools in urban and rural areas as the reason to ensure that many female students in O-level and High level are getting the motivation on studying science subjects as well as getting to know the scholarship that is accessible at NIT,” she said.

David noted, “Our aim is to encourage female enrolment as our Institute has received USD 15,000 (TZS 34,658,250) from the World Bank through East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) that came to our Centre of Excellence in Aviation and Transport Operations (CoEATO) to offer scholarships to Tanzanians in Logistics and Transport Management.”

“We believe that after our visit to secondary schools, more positive changes will be seen in our enrolments since many of the female students do not understand the advantage of studying science subjects,” she concludes.

The Writer works with the communications department at NIT

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