The Writer at the Cultural Heritage Centre in Arusha
By: Joseph Orina
The Meru National National Polytechnic RFTI together with Arusha Technical College RFTI have agreed to partner in order to achieve enrollment in long-term programmes.
One of the major issues in achieving this DLI is the difference in curriculum designs. The two institutions are working hard to materialize the common curriculum by April 2023. During his visit, the Rector of Arusha Technical College Professor Chacha reiterated the need to fast-track the process of preparing a common curriculum that can enable Dual Certification hence making the qualification recognized throughout the region.
The Process has already started and the two RFTIs have already conducted a stakeholders engagement and produced a report that shall be discussed after the Technical Advisory Committee meeting in Arusha. The MNP and ATC are developing a common curriculum in Multimedia and Animation and Cyber Security Courses. Data from stakeholders indicate the ever-increasing need to protect people from cyber crimes as well as communication using graphics.
The Courses are intended to be launched in May 2023 where students will be required to undertake one module in the other country. The Course fees should be paid to the mother institution but an equal number should be exchanged between the institutions. This will enhance regional integration and the desire to undertake other courses in another country. Both RFTIs are excited and wish to have this target achieved the soonest as possible since the Strategic Implementation Plan activities are already committed in terms of contracts.
The two RFTIs have already achieved the enrolment in short-term courses and documented it in the video below: https://youtu.be/nqs2gLwDnxA
The Writer is the Communications Manager for the EASTRIP at Meru Polytechnic College