The rapid growth of Education in Tanzania is the major boost towards its rapid growth middle level colleges. The fast growth of high school Education is leading to the vast growth of the technical colleges that has seen the upcoming of many technicians in the country. Tanzania is valued in the field of Education because of the best technical colleges it has as outlined below;
1. Arusha Technical College
The College was founded in 1978. It was jointly established by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Germany under technical colleges. The institution offers both Bachelors and Diplomas courses as listed below;
- Bachelor of Engineering
- Continuous Education
- Ordinary Diploma in Automotive Engineering
- Diploma in Civil Engineering
- Diploma in Electrical Engineering
- Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
- Diploma in Laboratory Science and Technology
- Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Diploma in Transportation Engineering.
The college is fully owned by the Government with more than 70% of the students enrolled in technical courses. The college has both Government sponsored students and privately sponsored students. College Website: https://www.atc.ac.tz/
2. Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology
The Institute was established as a technical college in 1997. It is found in Dar es Salaam along the Morogoro road. The College was initially under DIT who was the founder in 1957 when the institute was referred as the technical college. The college offers Diploma, Bachelors and Masters courses. College Website: https://www.dit.ac.tz/
3. St. Francis University College of Health Sciences
The college was established in 2010 by the Tanzania Episcopal Conference based on the need of the Catholic Church to contribute to the training of more Doctors and other Health Professionals in Tanzania.
The College was provisionally registered by the Tanzania Commission for Universities on 2 November 2010 and was fully registered on September 2013. The college became the second medical school Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences to be established and owned by the Catholic Bishops of Tanzania.
The institution offers the following academic programs; Technician Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Technician Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Medicine Degree.
4. Tumaini University College
The technical Institution was established by Evangelist church of Kiutheri in Tanzania. The first College campus was found in 1947 as a theological College known as Makumira in Usa River. Later in 1971, the second campus was established as referral hospital known as Christian Medical College.
Finally, the third college was formed in 1993, referred as Kiutheri of Iringa College. The headquarters of the college is based in KCMC Moshi. The main aim of the college was to offer both theological knowledge and technical skills.
5. St. Joseph University College
The college is a private institution based in Tanzania. The institution was established as a college of Engineering and Technology under the organization of Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI).
The College has three main campuses namely; St. Joseph College of Engineering and Technology in Mbezi Kibamba, St. Joseph College of Business in Boko and St. Joseph College of Health Sciences and Allied Science.
The main objective of the College is to inculcate knowledge and skills that will enable students to coupe in the rapid and dynamic society.
Other better and rapidly growing technical colleges in Tanzania include;
- Al Maktoum Engineering and Technical college,
- The Institute of Finance Management,
- KAM College of Health Science,
- National College of Tourism,
- College of Arts of Social Sciences
- Tanzania Public Service College.
Interested in pursuing a course? Apply via the college website :https://www.sjuit.ac.tz/online-application-introduction/
In conclusion, the technical Colleges still play critical roles in Tanzania and there is need for the Government to invest more resources to allow expansion and growth in technical areas. This will allow more students to pursue technical courses at both national and international level.