University of Dar es Salaam to Open Unique College to Boost IT

Computing

An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) college of its kind will soon be opened at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) to help enable the sector provide more employment opportunities to Tanzanian youth.

The College, which was just pending an approval by the UDSM's Council to start its operations, would be independent from the University Computing Centre (UCC) and the College of Engineering and Technology (CoET).

The Managing Director of UDSM's University Computing Centre, Professor Beda Mutagahywa, told The Citizen that the college would merge some departments from different areas of the university that are ICT-related to form a single unit. "Everything is in place and what is pending is just the approval by the Council since it is the one mandated to make a declaration," he said.

Prof Mutagahywa who was speaking on the sidelines of a consultative workshop on policy note on IT/BPO strategies development in Dar es Salaam said when it starts, the college would help curb the problem of lack of technical know-how that was hampering the development of the sector in the country.