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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Services and Development has commended the management of the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology for their efficient performance and innovation thus contributing to the industrial economy. This was stated by the committee on March 14, 2022, in Arusha during an official visit.

"This Institution is very important for our country and the African continent as a whole so it is our responsibility to make sure we look at it with a unique eye fulfill the purpose of its establishment" said the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Social Services and Development Hon. Stanslaus Nyongo.

He advised the management of the institution to look at how to set up small programs in the field of science to increase revenue without affecting the status of the Institution in order to enroll more students.

"You can look on how to set up small programs such as short course training to increase income without affecting the status of being an international college" said Hon. Stanslau Nyongo.

The Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Adolf Mkenda has appealed to the management to look on how to pay tribute to the founders who contributed to the establishment of the institution including the Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania Hon. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and the first Vice Chancellor Prof. Burton Mwamwila.

For his part, the Chairman of the Council of the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology Prof. Joseph Buchweishaija, explained that the Institution is at the forefront of ensuring that it manages and implements its slogan which is Academia for Society and Industry by conducting research that solves the challenges facing society and emerges with various innovations.

In addition Prof. Buchweishaija plead with the Tanzania Loan Board to look into ways to sponsor more students who are interested in furthering their studies in the field of Science at the Postgraduate level so that to increase the number of enrolled students at the Institution.

During the visit the committee was able to receive the implementation report from the Vice Chancellor Prof. Emmanuel Luoga and visited development projects including the Construction of Student Hostels, Incubation Centre and Mini Factory.

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