Minister for Foreign Affairs and East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation Prof Palamagamba Kabudi made the call when speaking at the 22nd graduation ceremony at the Centre for Foreign Relations in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
Prof Kabudi said such kind of training is most important due to the fact that Tanzania is surrounded by some conflicting countries but also the increasing threats of terrorism.
“I would like to see the college coming up with new programmes that includes cyber security training. This will increase national security”, he said.
Prof Kabudi added the government will continue to lay good foundation for economic diplomacy for the country to achieve sustainable economic growth.
He said the various flagship projects such as the Nyerere hydropower project in Rufiji and construction of the standard gauge railway is clear indication that the government is committed to boost economic growth.
The minister also urged the college to establish an entrepreneurship course that will go in line with the training offered in order to help graduates to overcome unemployment challenges.
He challenged graduates to use the acquired knowledge and skills to fight against poverty.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr Faraji Mnyepe said a total 453 students had graduated with Masters and Bachelor Degrees, diploma and certificates.
The PS said the college has set out a budget for conducting special research on how it can help the ministry.
Dr Mbyepe added: “The government has released 800m/- for construction of lecture rooms for the college to be able to accommodate over 1400 students”.
He said the college faces a number of challenges including limited space and shortage of infrastructures.