Higher Education

  • Objective

    To ensure quality and effective development of higher education subsector policy and resource mobilisation for enhanced access, quality and equity in higher education.

     Functions

    • To promote high quality and internationally competitive teaching and learning, research and innovation;
    • To provide inputs in developing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing implementation of Higher Education policies;
    • To initiate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the ministry’s Higher Education development plan, programmes and projects;
    • To catalyze the development of world class higher education including advising on the alignment of higher education to the developmental needs of the society;
    • To liaise with the Tanzania Commission for Universities as well as the National Council for Technical Education and other professional bodies and thereby facilitate the development of quality and relevant higher education related skills-sets in the country;
    • To liaise with the Inter University Council for East Africa and other regional bodies and thereby promote and sustain Regional Integration and International Cooperation on Higher Education;
    • To promote public awareness on functions and roles of Higher Education subsector;
    • To prepare and submit periodic reports as required from time to time; and
    • To initiate and carry out skill audit to facilitate training plans.

    This Division is led by a Director and comprises the following Sections:-

    • Higher Education Development Section; and
    • National Qualifications Framework Section

     

  • Higher Education Development Section

    This Section performs the following activities:-

    • Analyse, translate and facilitate operationalization of the Education and Training Policy as well as Higher Education National Development Programme and monitor, evaluate and advise on their implementation;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Section in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Provide inputs in developing various education policies on Higher Education including education financing;
    • Analyse, translate and facilitate operationalization of the East African Community Treaty, its Protocols and Annexes as well as other regional and international instruments on higher education to which Tanzania is a Party;
    • In collaboration with higher education stakeholders, organise or oversee the organisation of the Annual Higher Education Forum;
    • Promote public awareness on Higher Education opportunities, cost sharing, loan recovery, financing and investments policies, strategies, and action plans;
    • Prepare and submit progress reports on Higher Education to inform policy development processes;
    • Initiate, develop and maintain cultural and development links and agreements on Higher Education;
    • Initiate, develop and mobilize resources for Higher Education development in the country;
    • Promote programmes for sustainable collaboration between the higher education training institutions, industry and businesses; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports to the Director as required by the section’s work protocol or as may be directed from time to time.

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director.

     

  • National Qualifications Framework Development Section

    This Section performs the following activities:-

    • Oversee and promote the development of higher education institutions under the Ministry;
    • Initiate and design the establishment of new higher education institutions taking into account the knowledge and skills needs in the country;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Section in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Promote and advocate for access, quality and equity in higher education and at affordable cost;
    • Coordinate Union matters on higher education;
    • Solicit, promote, strengthen and facilitate broader availability of local and overseas scholarships, loans and grants to higher education students and staff;
    • Support and facilitate the growth of meaningful students and staff welfare in higher education institutions;
    • Oversee and promote the welfare of Tanzania students abroad in liaison with Ministries responsible for Foreign and International Affairs;
    • Maintain and up-date a Register of foreign and regional scholarships and sponsorships;
    • Conduct tracer studies, prepare and up-date reports on the employability of graduates as well as skills sets and advise regulatory and professional bodies accordingly;
    • Advise on criteria, guidelines and procedures for higher education scholarships, grants and loans;
    • Facilitate acquisition of resident permits for foreign lecturers, students and volunteers; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic as required from time to time.

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director.

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Contact

  • Name:    Permanent Secretary
  • Address: Block 10
  •               College of Business Studies and Law
  •               University of Dodoma (UDOM)
  •               P.O.Box 10
  •               Dodoma
  • Tel:        +255 26 296 3533
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