UNIVERSITY of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)’s head of departments and units have met to evaluate the implementation status of Higher Education for Economic Transformation Project (HEET) valued at approximately 111bn/-.
The varsity’s Vice Chancellor Prof William Anangisye said at a workshop held on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam that the heads of department and units are reviewing the HEET project in order to identify challenges associated for them to move forward in its execution.
The don added that another purpose of the well-attended event was to review financial status as well as reminding the implementers of the main purpose and trend of the project.
“The project is designed to benefit the UDSM community and national at large since its main objective is to make education transform the economy,” UDSM boss said.
On her part, UDSM’s Deputy Vice Chancellor responsible for Planning, Finance and Administration, Prof Bernadeta Killian said the institution secured the crucial fund which is enabling UDSM to implement the National Development Vision 2025.
“We are evaluating where we are, where the challenges are and how they have been solved,” Prof Killian said.
UDSM’s College of Engineering and Technology (CoET) Principal, Professor Bakari Mwinyiwiwa the project is important since it would bring a positive result at the institution.
“We anticipate having students knowledgeable of new technologies in working places and industries at the end of the day,” the don said.
Meanwhile, Director at the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS), Dr Magreth Kyewalyanga said the HEET will enable the organisation to construct a state-of-the-art facility which will host all laboratories.