NIT to introduce Transport Excellence Scholarship for female and regional students

NIT to introduce Transport Excellence Scholarship for female and regional students

By Prosper Makene

The National Institute of Transport (NIT) is planning to introduce Transport Excellence Scholarship (TES) for Tanzanian Female Students, Scholarships for Master Degree (only for Tanzanians) and Scholarships for Master Degree (only for Regional Graduate Students).

“These Scholarships will be offered from the financial year 2021/2022 to 2023/2024. For Higher Degrees such as Master Programmes, Center of Excellence in Aviation and Transport Operations (CoEATO) has allocated USD 15,000 (TZS 34,658,250) to offer scholarships to Tanzanians and USD 30,000 (TZS 69,316,500.00) to offer scholarships for regional students to pursue their Master Degree in Logistics and Transport Management at NIT,” the Institute’s Project Environment, Social Safeguards and Gender Focal Point Officer Dr. Nuru Kitara said in an interview.

He added: “We have developed the Scholarship Guidelines and Procedures which have been deliberated by the Management of the Institute to be submitted to the Examination Board for approval.”
Dr Kitara disclosed that the introduction of the scholarship comes following the reception of the project fund from the World Bank through the five (5) year project called East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) that came to our CoEATO.

He noted that the project worth USD 21,250,000 (TZS 49.5 Billion) intends to strengthen the capacity (program delivery, infrastructure and equipment, outreach) of National TVET flagship Institutions in Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia to become Centres of Excellence in either transport, agro-processing, manufacturing, energy or Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

He further said that the Scholarship programme will be covering tuition fees and/or stipend that define full or partial Scholarships.
“EASTRIP intends to increase access and enrolment of Tanzanian female students in niche and priority area programs,” he said.

He noted: “On the other hand, the project seeks to establish outreach initiatives to local Institutions and promote regional integration through mobility between students to study in niche programs available in neighbouring East African Countries.”

Dr Kitara concludes: “The CoEATO has budgeted for USD 170,000.00 (TZS 392,808,500.00) to offer scholarships to Tanzanian female students to pursue Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma and Short Professional Programs in Aviation and Transport Operations.”

 

The Writer works with the Communications Department at NIT

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