Relief as universities cut fees in new academic year

Prospective applicants for higher learning studies in the 2017-18 academic year have something to smile about as some private institutions in Tanzania are slashing tuition fees in efforts to attract students, reports The Citizen.

The move comes after the reintroduction of a direct admission system for higher education, meaning universities have to compete for students.

The fee reduction has so far been announced by Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College, or TUDARCo, and the University of Bagamoyo. Speaking to The Citizen recently, TUDARCo's Vice-Chancellor for Administration, Dr Joyce Chonje, said the decision is aimed at attracting many applicants, hence increasing enrolment in the coming academic year. The fees have dropped to TZS1.85 million (US$826) from TZS2.3 million (US$1,028), which was introduced in 2013. However, the changes won't apply to continuing students.
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