Calls for new rules relating to foreign student enrolment

A range of experts and stakeholders in higher education have appealed to the relevant authorities in Tanzania to set more convenient guidelines to allow local universities to admit foreign students for undergraduate degree programmes, reports The Guardian.

The standards and guidelines handbook of the Tanzania Commission for Universities in its third edition articles 3.1.3 and 3.1.7 provide that only international students with equal qualifications to our advanced level certificate (A Level) are permitted to pursue undergraduate degree courses, stakeholders say.

Experts express dissatisfaction with allowing only the Open University of Tanzania to offer foundation courses, not other universities, in which case regulatory agencies need to strategically adjust the higher education standards and guidelines consonant with higher levels of regional integration, along with widening the sphere for student enrolment for local universities.
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