Ardhi University set to implement its strategic plan- Chairman

03Dec 2018
James Kandoya
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Ardhi University set to implement its strategic plan- Chairman

THE newly Ardhi University board chairman, ambassador, Prof Costa Mahalu has said the university is set to implement its Strategic Plan (2019/2020-2029/30) to address a number of challenges facing it including shortage of hostels.

Ardhi University

Prof Mahalu said this during the weekend at 12th graduation ceremony held at Ardhi University premises in Dar es Salaam Region.


During the ceremony, the ARU Chancellor Cleopa Msuya conferred 974 students where 915 were certificates, 51 were masters and one PhD holder.


The don said the strategic plan will unveil the university ten years plan after the previous plan ended (2009/2009-2018/19.


Ambassador Mahalu added that the strategic plan set to implement the university visions for the next ten years.


“Our goal is to ensure ARU meet all criteria at national and international level and contribute to the implementation of the National Development Vision by 2025,”he said.


He named some of the challenges as shortage of hostels and lecture rooms adding that the construction of the land building will eliminate all hurdles.


According to the ambassador, once the land building was over, the number of enrollment will increase up to 10,000 students.


Furthermore, the construction of new hostels will to great extent eliminate the shortage of accommodation.


He said, since the last graduation, the university council had approved directives including (ARU Built Environment Consulting Company Limited).


Prof Mahalu noted that was the implementation of directives given by the Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa in the 10th anniversaries of the ARU.


In his directives the Premier urged ARU to establish its own consultancy company to supervise all similar projects to increase efficiency.


For his part, the Ardhi University (ARU), Vice Chancellor, Prof Evaristo Liwa said that out of all students graduated, 382 were females, which is equivalent to 39.2 percent.


He said the ARU was finalizing the process of reviewing its curriculum to cope with global economic, socially and technological changes.


The don added that the move is aimed at producing experts who can compete in the employment market.


Prof Liwa hinted that the university had also established new fourteen curriculums to meet the demand of stakeholders in the employment market.


The don added that university had done a number of researches especially on land management to address challenges and give solutions.


These are Innovative Technologies for Rapidly Surveying, Mapping and Communicating water Borne Hazards.


Others are Research on Adoption and Application of Cost Effective Housing Technology for Districts and Primary Courts Building for the Judiciary of Tanzania.


He named the others as Governance and Planning of Resilient Cities in East Africa and Transforming Irrigation in Southern Africa.