TMA, college team up on military science course

31Jan 2016
Our Reporter
Guardian On Sunday
TMA, college team up on military science course

The Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA), in collaboration with the Tanzania Military Academy (TMA), will from this year launch a degree course in military science.

IAA Rector Prof Johannes Monyo (l) shakes hand with Profesa Ashok Saxena from Galgotias University.

Rector of the institute, Prof Johannes Monyo, disclosed this at the 6th Coventry University masters degree graduation ceremony on Friday in Arusha that the course aims at equipping military personnel with skills and knowledge in management studies crucial in their respective daily operations.
The IAA is also collaborating with the UK-based Coventry University in offering masters degree programmes in various fields to local students.
The Rector said his institute had already signed an MoU with the Tanzania Military Academy (TMA) in Monduli in Arusha to start a bachelor programme in military science come October, this year.
“We are also collaborating with the Command and Staff College (CSC) based in Duluti, Arusha, another military college, in offering a diploma and a postgraduate diploma in strategic studies” he said.
However, Monyo went further, saying: “Today’s graduation is not just another joyous occasion. It also marks an important milestone in the history of IAA/Coventry University’s collaboration. The six years of our existence as an institute of higher learning offering master’s degrees have been intense and focused”.
He added: “We quickly positioned ourselves as a competitive, high quality institution among institutions/universities with long history. The increasing number of graduates year after year is indicative of our continuous growth and commitment to excellence”.
“While we are celebrating the 1st IAA graduation and 6thCoventry University masters graduation ceremonies, it will be unfair if I do not recognize the role played by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE), IAA governing council, Coventry University and both IAA academic and non-academic staff for the prosperity of our master programmes. Indeed, together we can accomplish great things,” he stressed.
The don pointed out that their goal was not only to contribute to the expansion of higher learning education in the country and the entire subregion, but also to provide high quality, affordable and practically relevant training that can deliver transformative and holistic education.
“To support the increasing number of our student population, we have continued to expand our physical and human resource capacities. As you may have witnessed now, we have a campus in Dar es Salaam and this academic year we expect to offer the same masters programmes in our newly established campus in Mwanza region,” he said.
For her part, chairperson of the IAA governing council, Rukia Adam, said: “Today is an important day for the Institute of Accountancy Arusha as we celebrate our first graduation of two programmes which are a master in Software Engineering (MSE) and a masters in Information Security (MIS).
“Also, the 6th masters graduation ceremony for the programmes in collaboration with the Coventry University and the Institute”.
Adam added: “Therefore, our today’s graduands who have been conferred with a master in Software Engineering (MSE) and a master in Information Security (MIS) from the Institute of Accountancy Arusha, and a master in Business Administration and Information Technology Management (MBA - ITM); a master in Business Administration and Logistics Management (MBA- LM); a master in Business Administration in Procurement and Supplies Management (MBA-PSM) and a master in Science in Finance and Investment (MSc-FI), all from Coventry University”.
She further said that about 153 graduands, graduated into two different groups, one group of graduands from programmes offered by the Institute of Accountancy Arusha as follows: “First, 11 gradaunds from Master of Information Technology (MIS), 6 graduands in a master in Software Engineering (MSE).
She named another group as consisting of graduands in programmes offered in collaboration with Coventry University as 27 graduands from a master in Business Administration in Information Technology Management, 16 graduands in master of Business Administration in Procurement and Supplies Management, 6 graduands in master in Business Administration Logistics Management, adding that of these 3 (50%) were males and 3 (50%) were females.