THE College of Business Education (CBE) has completed construction of its campus in Mbeya by using internal funds at the cost of 1.4bn/-.
This was revealed on Wednesday in Dar es Salaam by the CBE Rector, Professor Emmanuel Mjema when speaking about the event of fundraising for the girls’ hostel scheduled to take place in Mbeya on Saturday this week.
The campus can accommodate 2,000 students and has already enrolled 1,000 students taking various courses.
He said the building will be officially opened by Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa on 08 October in Mbeya.
Prof Mjema said the building involves an administration block, lecture rooms, library and workers officers.
“I would like to announce that we have completed the construction of our campus in Mbeya and the environment is good for our students because the infrastructures are new and modern we urge people to help us in the construction of girls’ hostels,” he said.
He said they started with the construction of the girls’ hostel and later on that of male students.
Prof Mjema said the situation is encouraging because many people have shown huge interest to contribute and some have promised to show up in Mbeya this Saturday.
CBE has three campuses Mbeya, Mwanza and Dodoma and soon it will start the construction of another Campus in Zanzibar after they have been awarded land by the Revolutionary government of Zanzibar.
He said the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Tulia Ackson is the patron of the CBE Mbeya campus and has been at the forefront to solicit funds from various stakeholders for the construction of the girl’s hostel.
Prof Mjema said many diplomae and certificate students are in the adolescent stages so it becomes very difficult for them to stay off campus while pursuing their studies.
Either, he said the college has done all efforts to reach various stakeholders including institutions, and public and private agencies to solicit funds for the construction of the hostel.
“We have engaged members of parliament who are important stakeholders in the education sector and we would like to ask others well-wishers to join hands with us in this campaign to make our dreams come true for the benefit of our girls,” he said.
He congratulated various stakeholders who have already contributed to the fundraising and those who have promised to contribute.
Prof Mjema mentioned donors who have already contributed as NMB, Weigh and Measures Agency (WMA), Business Registration and Licensing Authority (BRELA), Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), National Housing Cooperation (NHC), St John University, CBE members of the board, CBE alumnae and current student, Mbeya Regional Commissioner, Mr Juma Homera.
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