This is one of Vision 2025 targets and the minister for Education and Vocational Training, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa told the conference that attaining the vision targets hinged heavily on the universities and other higher learning institutions.
The two-day forum that ends today has been prepared by the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, Tanzania (CVCPT) in collaboration with Trust Africa and attended by public and private higher learning institutions in Tanzania.
The main theme for the forum is Good Governance for sustainable quality University Education in Tanzania.
The main objective of the forum is to bring together key stakeholders in higher education sub sector and to share common experiences and best practices on university governance. It is also to come up with strategies and policy implications for different stakeholders in addressing current and future challenges facing higher education in the country.
“No country can leap forward to modernity without a critical mass of a diverse and well-educated people at the higher education level,” said Dr Kawambwa when officiating at the opening of the conference.
He added: “In order to meet local, regional and international human resource needs, at least higher learning institutions must produce 80,000 graduates annually.”