Two University Colleges Closed, Twelve Suspended in Tanzania

We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent reports in youth-related news and events. In this week's Friday news summary, we speak about suspension and closure of universities in Tanzania due to the lack of quality, deadline to finalize proposals for unified higher education system in Pakistan and the number of rape cases that are reported on South African campuses.

Two university colleges closed, twelve suspended in Tanzania

Two university colleges were closed and 12 more suspended after the latest order by Tanzania’s Commission for Universities (TCU), reports The East African. Professor Charles Kihampa, who is TCU Tanzania’s Commission for Universities (TCU) Executive Secretary, stated that the reason for such measures was the lack of quality.  He has ordered all students from St John’s University of Tanzania and Teofilo Kisanji University to transfer to other universities because these two were closed. Furthermore, new enrolment in Mlima Meru University, University of Bagamoyo, Eckernforde Tanga University, Jomo Kenyata University of Agriculture and Technology and Joshua Kibira University College is also suspended.

Deadline to finalize proposals for unified higher education system in Pakistan

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) was ordered to finalize its recommendations for unified higher education system across the country, reports Pakistan Today. The order arrived from the Council of Common Interests (CCI), which is presided by the Prime Minister Imran Khan. The CCI decided to set the deadline of one month. HEC needs to formulate a strategy for Pakistan’s higher education improvement, while other comissions directed by the CCI need to review the projects such as transmission network and power distribution in Balochistan. 

47 rape cases reported on South African campuses

After 47 rape cases were reported on campuses across the country, Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor is organising an emergency crisis meeting with universities, reports IOL. The shocking data shows that 47 students were raped last year, nine of them from the University of Cape Town and seven of them from the Walter Sisulu University. Other universities include the Tshwane University of Technology, the Nelson Mandela University, the University of Johannesburg, Rhodes University, the University of the Western Cape, Wits University, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Durban University of Technology, North West University, University of Pretoria and Unisa. Pandor’s spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele stated: ”We need to find ways to ensure that such incidents do not happen.”

Title photo: The East African

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