TCU opens window for Form 6 leavers to apply

27Aug 2020
Getrude Mbago
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
TCU opens window for Form 6 leavers to apply

​​​​​​​TANZANIA Commission for Universities (TCU) has opened its first window of application for university studies calling on Form Six leavers and those who are eligible to start sending their applications to the respective universities.

TCU executive director Prof Charles Kihampa.

According to TCU executive director Prof Charles Kihampa, the window for the first time of application commences officially from August 26 to September 25, this year.

Addressing journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday Kihampa said: “We have officially announced that our application window for the 2020/21 academic year is now open , anyone who is eligible is welcomed to send applications at any university of his/her choice,” he said.

He urged the applicants and the general public to avoid being misled by some dishonest people who claim to provide services on how to join higher education institutions in Tanzania.

“We have three groups of people who are eligible to apply for higher studies and these are Form Six leavers, ordinary diploma and those with foundation courses from the Open University of Tanzania (OUT). All information on how to apply and minimum requirements are found in the TCU website and respective varsities,” Prof Kihampa said.

He said that those with certificates obtained from foreign countries should submit their certificates to the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) or National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) so as to obtain certification on their qualifications before applying.

Meanwhile, Prof Kihampa encouraged the students to utilise various career development opportunities which will be exposed during the forthcoming universities exhibition slated from September 31, this year.

Organised by the TCU, the six-day exhibition will bring on board over 70 higher learning institutions at Mnazi Mmoja grounds in Dar es Salam.

“Once again, we are organising the 15th university exhibition and we encourage those seeking space to study in higher learning institutions to attend the exhibition so as to observe, review and decide where to send his/her application. This is also a forum where participants may learn various job opportunities,” he added.

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