Strive to remain on top, PM tells defence college

23Jul 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Strive to remain on top, PM tells defence college

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed the management of the National Defence College (NDC) to invest in strategies that will enable it remain one of the best, efficient and vibrant institutions in matters of security.

Majaliwa made the call in Dar es Salaam yesterday during the 9th graduation ceremony of the college in various courses of defence and strategic issues.

He wanted the college to implement its duties well and the government will do its part in supporting the college’s vision to become a centre of excellence in provision of higher education to officers, executives from various defence bodies and public officials.

He said that the government recognises and values the huge contribution of the college in promoting national defence and security.

“A number of officials have been trained on security and strategic issues, over 300 officials from security bodies inside and outside the country have been trained and well mentored by the college on key security issues,” he said.

The premier said that the college has remained an important place in building and strengthening relationships among individuals, organisations and countries that attend various courses at the college.

In addition, the Prime Minister wanted the college to continue improving its teaching and expertise so as to be able to overcome various security risks of the 21 century including terrorism, human trafficking, illicit drugs, cyber-crime and Covid-19 pandemic.

The premier further commended all the countries which have been supporting the college urging them to bring more officials for training.

“I am so happy to see a number of graduates from various countries here including Bangladesh, Burundi, Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia. Their presence shows cleary how they trust and value this college, so NDC should continue providing quality education,” he added.

He urged the graduates to go, demonstrate and make good use of the knowledge and skills in strengthening defence and security strategies in their home countries.

He further wanted the college to ensure that it monitors the movements of its graduates to see if they make proper use of what they have learned.

Ambassador Dr Marten Lumbanga assured the premier and the public that the college will continue supervising quality in all courses offered at the college so as to enable it maintain its international status.

The graduation saw 40 graduates of defence and strategic issues. 28 graduates of excellence degree, 11 diploma graduates and one certificate graduate.

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