THE International Vocational Education Training Centre (VETA) in Nyakato Ward, in Bukoba Municipal Council is set to start operations in January next year.
VETA Deputy Principal, Ms Juliana Magessa, said that the institution which will cost 22bn/- upon completion will have capacity to accommodate 400 students pursuing long term courses and 1,000 others taking short courses.
“Vocational skills are of great importance thus enabling the nation in its ambition to become an industrial nation. Courses to be offered at the VETA include welding, electrical and mechanical engineering,” she said.
During his tour of Kagera region in January 2021, the late President John Magufuli commended the governments of China and United Kingdom (UK) for supporting Tanzania in various key sectors including education, health and infrastructures.
He made the remarks after laying a foundation stone on the International Vocational Education Training Centre (VETA) located at Nyakato Ward in Bukoba Municipal council which will cost over 22bn/- upon completion with support from China government.
“When Tanzania approached the China and UK after an earth quake which occurred on September 10 in 2016 they responded quickly by donating a total of 6.1bn/- for the rehabilitation of Ihungo Secondary School while the Tanzania government contributed 4.8bn/-.
The friendship between Tanzania and China dates back to the Father of the Nation, the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere and China’s former leader, the late Chairman Mao Zedong.”