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Top 20 Student Profiles, Pg. 1 DMI Sisters..., Pg. 2 TBL, Distributor Give 10 mil /=, Pg. 2 Education Not a Priority, Pg. 3 Celtel Donates Books, Pg. 3

Ng'wandu wants more high schools..., Pg. 3 Dr. Abbas: Exercise That Improves Sex, Pg. 4 TanEdu Website Visits Increasing, Pg. 4 Education Authority Begins to Support..., Pg. 4

know much about the world, and she also likes talking to friends. Betty still has a way to go, but she believes in the education given in the country, and studying abroad to her is not a big deal. She expects to join the University of Dar es Salaam early next year to start her journey in the modern world of Computer Science. Probably because of a tight study schedule, Betty never had time for herself, as intelligent as she is; a task of savoring her innerself and unleashing those hidden talents and skills that God gave her is what faces her. For the time being, she should be able to take some computer courses to build up her little computer skills. However, she gives all the praise for her academic excellence back to her friends and family. difficult ones were to find the focus and concentration. He needed them while studying at A' level as compared to the life he had in O' level. He realized that it was very easy to underestimate the amount of time available to study and the amount of material at hand. It was the fear that he might not have enough time to go through all the material that acted as a driving force consequently making him put a lot of effort since the very beginning. Mr. Wibonele, his favorite teacher was really devoted in helping him. Emanuel supplemented his mental work with active relaxation, in the form of exercise. He was not only strong at will but also in faith, as he prayed and attended religion classes regularly at his school. If he was to redo the A' level he said that he would take PCB to complete his understanding in all the science subjects. He wants to study computer science at Universty of Dar es salaam and aspires to become a computer programmer; nevertheless, it would be an even bigger achievement for him if he manages to obtain sponsorship to go abroad. Before he does that, he's hoping to find a job and take time off to rest.

Top 20 Student Profiles: Betty Mbwilo

Nobody can tell that Betty Mbwilo, a student from Marian Girls' school, is a brilliant girl by just a glance. Only by finding out later that this polite, a bit shy girl has topped the Form 6 2004 examination chart by getting the most desired division I with an A score in all the subjectsPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics- makes you realize how smart she is. Betty who is in her mid twenties is a second born in a family of five children. Her family lives in Mbinga while they originate from Makete, Iringa. She took her O-level studies at St. Francis where she also managed to score a clean Division 1 with seven points. To her the culture continues. Betty's school life was never a rose bed, as she explains, in her A-level she also could see education in its complicated form but unlike many who could somehow stagger she firmly hold on to her books and made it to the top! Of course, with such a success a tight study timetable with group discussions all combined with some time for prayers was her way of life. Betty's favorite teacher was Mr. Mbilinyi who was her Mathematics teacher. `What else does she need?' one might wonder. Her success in her studies does not sweep her away and Betty's biggest interest is to

Top 20 Student Profiles: Emmanuel Kazi

Emanuel managed to achieve the 4th position in the National Form Six Examinations of May 2004. He told Tanzania Education Service Trust (TANEDU) a little about himself. He is fond of playing basketball whenever he has the time. Being proud of his height, it's no surprise that he performed so well in his examinations; after all, he must have had high aspirations. Completing his A' levels at Mzumbe secondary school in Morogoro; he achieved a div 1 with 3pts. He completed his O `level in Pamba Seconday School with a div 1 with 11 pts. He claims that apart from the truth and what is already know there are no secrets to his success. It is evident that it was hard work and discipline that enabled him to get this far, conquering a tough challenge that stood in his way. Unquestionably, some of the most

Tanzania Education and Information Services Trust (TanEdu) is a non-government organisation operating the website www.tanedu.org. It was started in January 2003 and has been rapidly developing its resources and staff ever since, which are devoted to the improvement of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Tanzania through proper implementation in the Education Sector. The NGO is supported by IICD, the International Institute for Communication and Development, which is based in the Netherlands.

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for instance, will be taught woodwork and carpentry, as the skills are basic in equipment design and manufacturing. Many professionals are already making use of the college' s library, which has more than 5000 volumes in the sciences, humanities, engineering, management, personnel development, the English language and other fields of study. Students will have a computer to themselves with the latest software to keep abreast with changing trends in the world of computing science. Graduates won' be left groping in the dark for jobs either. A t college placement cell will have links to industries within East Africa, Europe, Asia and the USA. It will also be responsible for campus interviews and development programmes. Fourth year students will go for practical training abroad and return in the country to sit for the college' qualifying exams that shall boast of international s competence and recognition. In a way, Tanzania is very fortunate. DMI have about 12 other learning institutions, all in India. The two colleges opened in Tanzania are the order' first ventures outside India and one of the first s benefits would be in the area of food processing, irrigation farming and flood control system, for which they have considerable experience in India. As I said at the beginning, I was just awed by what I saw at St Joseph's College of Engineering and Technology. Society needs to support these efforts, for very soon education is going to have direct contribution to our gross domestic product (GDP). -Mboneko Munyaga, Sunday News, 15th August, 2004

DMI Sisters Show Way in the Study of Science

TWO weeks ago, I wrote about the need to take the study of science seriously. Little did I know that men and women of far vision were already working on the matter very seriously. I want to recognize their commitment to the development of our country this week and hope that our esteemed readers too will find it worthwhile. Not many people, I believe, have heard of the Catholic Order of Sisters known as Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) from India. They are not one of those rich denominations and have their roots in missionary activity almost similar to Mother Theresa' work with the poor. s However, these very humble women are doing things that defy normal comprehension. In less than two years, they have managed to set up almost quietly, a university of science and technology that I believe is going to change our country' industrial landscape in the not -so-distant future. s Concepts differ a lot between'idealists and practical people. DMI are building a campus at Buguruni near Mbezi along the road to Morogoro. The drawings show it is going to be quite an imposing facility when completed in a year or two. But before it is ready, DMI have rented a formerly unused twostorey building at Kiwalani, converted it into classrooms and laboratories that promise nothing but the best learning environment and facilities for science and technology in today' world. s Perhaps, I too am an idealist and was highly skeptical when I first heard that there was a university, for science and technology for that matter, at Kiwalani. However, what I saw, when I visited the "campus," left me bewildered. The first 60 students are expected to start their studies this September in such novel fields as Bachelor's in civil engineering (BE), Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Information Technology. Besides the above four-year degree programmes, the university will also offer three-year world-class diploma programmes in the same fields. The fee is going to be very affordable in fact; it is less than what some parents are already paying for the education of their primary school children. The National Accreditation Council has already approved St Joseph's College of Engineering and Technology for Technical Education (NACTE) and its curriculum reviewed by various stakeholders, including professors from the University of Dar es Salaam. Reverend Father J.E Arulraj, the chairman and founder of the DMI society, promotes the college. However, it is developed with the blessing of His Eminence Polycarp Cardinal Pengo, the Archbishop of Dar es Salaam, and the Right Reverend Method Kilaini, the Auxiliary Bishop of Dar es Salaam. The college is further under the patronage of His Grace Norbert Mtega, the Archbishop of Songea. DMI have a number of community-based income generating projects in Songea and some other folklore level training at the St. Joseph Polytechnic College. Learning at St. Joseph' College is going to be very practical. All students, s

TBL, distributor gives 10m/- for desks

TANZANIA Breweries Limited (TBL) and one of its distributors in southern Tanzania, Iko Iko Limited, yesterday donated 1Oml/- for, the purchase of furniture for seven secondary schools in Mtwara District. TBL donated 8ml/- whose cheque was handed over to Mtwara District, Commissioner Said Meck Sadick by TBL Chief Executive Director Justice O' Donovan in Dar es Salaam yesterday. O' Donovan said the handout was part of TBL' special fund s called'community First established in 1998 to assist, in health, water and education projects. "We do not feel that we can prosper in business without contributing something back to the community," he said. He commended Iko Iko Limited for its 2m/- contribution, and called on other distributors to emulate the company. In his vote of thanks, DC Sadick said the money would be spent on the purchase of desks and tables for the newly built schools in Mtwara as well as beds for girls'hostels. "We have embarked on the construction of seven secondary schools and your contribution is vital as far as rising the number of secondary enrolment in the district is concerned," he said. He said the furniture would be bought from the Mtwara

branch of Vocational Education and Training Authority (Veta). Part of the furniture worth 4ml/- was given to the Mtwara Rural District Council and the rest to the Mtwara Town Council, Sadick said.

- The Guardian, 17th August, 2004

"You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend." - Paul Sweeney

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Issue 7--21st August, 2004

Education not a priority

Marrying multiple wives and excessive alcohol intake has been observed as two major causes for the setback in educational development in some Kilosa District villages. According to research conducted by Tanzania Youth Culture Development Centre (TYCDC), the situation becomes worse during harvesting period when residents have stable household economies. "After harvest men see it is prestigious to marry more wives and spend a lot on drinking they don'remember t to save, to education for their children," said the TYCDC chairperson Mwajabu Kibwana. She said the first phase of the research, sponsored by Foundation for Civil Society, included six viI1ages: Mkwatani, Kivungu, Mamoyo, Mabwerebwere, Chanzulu and Malangali and was conducted by means of debates, participatory artistic plays and open discussions, Covering more than 10,000 people. "I think it would be better if the government and NGOs ran more sensitization programmes emphasizing the Importance of education and making it a priority in people's everyday lives," commented Kibwana. Kibwana said TYCDC would start making field evaluation on the impact of the awareness campaigns they conducted in the six villages the awareness campaigns they conducted in the six villages to pave the, way coming programmes.

Celtel donates books

Celtel Tanzania has donated books worth 10m/- to ten schools in the Northern zone under its community-based project `Build Our Nation' whereby the company donates books to underprivileged secondary schools all over the country. The hand-over, which was presided over by the Arusha Regional Academic Officer, Mr Jonathan Mindolo was held at Impala Hotel in Arusha last weekend. The schools, which received books, were Sanza, Maratedu, Mlangarini, Nyerere Memorial, Hai, Nangwa, Mwanzi, Moita, and Maramba. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Mr Mindolo commended Celtel for its commitment to participate in community activities. "Your move to put more efforts in Education is highly appreciated because it can make a meaningful contribution to the development of the youth," said Mr Mindolo adding that the government will continue to support the Build Our Nation project. - From Daily News, 17th August, 2004

- From Simon Berege, The Express, 18th August, 2004

Ng'wandu wants more high schools in districts

Science Technology and Higher Education Minister Pius Ng'wandu says each district in the country must build at least one high school to widen access to Advanced Level of Secondary Education. Dr Ng'wandu said districts should also establish Vocational Education and Training Centres to prepare thee youth for employment in both the formal and informal sectors of the economy. He made the call in Songea during his visit to Ruvuma region to monitor the establishment of district educational funds. Dr. Ng'wandu called on Ruvuma residents to extend more support to educationally sound programmes and projects, in line with the objectives of the national education fund. "It is important that each district builds at least one High School and a vocational educational centre to boost educational standards," he said, adding that the aim was to get qualified young people to join local universities and institutes o technology. He said the government intended to build at least one institute of technology in every region to help promote the use of appropriate technologies and inventions for social and economic development. The minister said the main idea in the current educational development policy was to give the large number of young people leaving primary and secondary schools annually more educational options to enable them to realize their learning potential. "Not joining high schools or universities should not mean end of learning for our youths", he said

Dr Ng'wandu said young people need skills for self employment and added that vocational training centers and institutes of technology were breeding grounds for skilled manpower required to drive development projects in a country forward. He said the Primary Education Development plan (PEDP) had increased the number of primary and secondary school leavers to unprecedented levels, making vocational training centres and institutes of technology alternative channels for those missing places in high schools and universities. The Tanzania Education Authority Director General, Mercy Sila, said by strengthening local educational funds at district level, each district would have access to the National Education Fund and build capacity to undertake sound educational programmes and projects. The CCM Regional Chairman, Bruno Ndunguru, said the region was rich in natural resources , which could support local educational projects and programmes. - From the Guardian, 19th August 2004

Top Male Students at TanEdu Office

"The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. ." - Lord Chesterfield

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ers, you can use the pelvic exercise as a daily method for strengthening and tightening your inner structures. The exercise is an under girdle. To do them properly takes patience, training and diligence. They should be done at the same time every day. I recommend the following techniques: First, to locate them sit in the position to urinate and while peeing, stop the flow. That sensation is what you arc seeking and those are the same muscles that can build back your sexual stamina and anatomy. Now, without using urination as the test zone, squeeze these muscles tightly for about two counts then release for the same time; repeat this 20 times; take a break for about a minute, then repeat the process twice. That will give you a daily round of 60 repetitions a day and results should be expected in about three weeks. Be sure that you and your partner continue to share loving and sexual time together, apart from sexual intercourse. Remember that usually a woman' clitoris, not her vagina, holds the key for orgasm to occur. So, s be sure that you focus on that area for pleasure and divert yourself and your lover away from relying on the inside probe. - Dr. Abbas, The Express, 15th August, 2004

Exercise That Improves Sex

Q. I am 28 years old and my husband is 30 years old. Since 1 had my son four years ago, my vagina has been stretched out of shape. I feel that 1 have lost some of my sensitivity because of being so much larger than before, and it is harder for me to reach orgasm. What can I do to make my vagina smaller? Let me know some alternative ways of improving my sex life, apart from having an operation. Concerned Reader; Lindi. A. When a woman gives birth, her vagina, which is also the birth canal, stretches out to accommodate the large size of the baby' head s and shoulders. Normally, after a period of time, several weeks or months, her body regains its form. For some women, doing exercises called Kegel' exercise can help to regain the body' form to be pres s pregnancy shape. The exercises strengthen and contract the pelvic muscles. Those muscles are the love muscles that can produce increased physical pleasure, the exercises help the vagina to pump it back into shape to resume or approximate its normal size. For start-

TanEdu Website Visits Increasing

In the month of June 2004, TanEdu experienced a sharp increase in the number of hits to their website, www.tanedu.org, citing almost a quarter of a million hits versus 141,905 in January of this year. TanEdu attributes the rising traffic to their site to the demand for examination results, both O and A level, and for accessing their various resource pages.

DR. ABBAS

Along with visits to those pages, TanEdu is getting significant volume to their Top 20 O-level student page that chronicles the achievements of the best achievers in the 2003 CSE examinations. TanEdu is also planning on doing similar activities with the top Alevel students from 2004 and posting profiles and newsletters online to showcase their achievements. In addition, the website will be opening new pages for career guidance and a section for advice from TZ students studying or working abroad. Tumaini, Mzumbe and University of Dar es Salaam were already on board assisting SAUT-Iringa at different capacities. He said the complexity of the social and economic environment, inadequate qualified and committed workforce, increasing social demand for higher education and the liberalization of the education sector compelled the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) to establish SAUT- Iringa as part of the parent university SAUT- Nyegezi in Mwanza. Dr Ng'wandu told members of the of the staff of SAUT-Iringa that the government was prepared to support education programs and projects, different education Institutions were implementing to expand and improve the scope and quality of education in the country. However, he challenged SAUT-Iringa and other private universities to give priority to postgraduate diploma in education courses in order to bring more people into teaching profession. "This is not a new move, because we tried because we tried before and it worked," he said urging that the time was ripe to train more graduate teachers for secondary education in the country. He said with the expansion in the provision of both primary and secondary education, more graduate teachers would be needed cover shortage of teachers particularly in Science subjects. TEA Director General, Ms Sila said she was pleased with developments at the college, urging other education institutions to access the fund. "We are pleased to see that our National education coffer has impact in the provision of education of our local institutions like SAUT." She said. Ms Sila said the education was the statutory body established by the Education Act with the aim of rising the quality of education and increase, its access and quality through securing adequate and stable financing. - From Rodrick Ndomba, The Financial Times, 18th August, 2004

Education Authority Begins to Support Tertiary Colleges

The proposed constituent college of St Augustine University of Tanzania-Iringa (SAUT-Iringa) will open in October, next year, with Bachelor of Laws and computer sciences degree programs following support from the Tanzania Education Authority (TEA). The college principal, Fr. Dr Caphas Mgimwa, told the visiting TEA delegation at the delegation at the weekend that the college had concluded significant logistical and background activities for the take-off scheduled for next year. "We are remaining with few activities before we get started," Fr Dr Mgimwa, told the delegation led by the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Dr Pius Ng'wandu; and the Executive Director of TEA, Ms Mercy Sila. He thanked TEA for support extended to SAUT through the National Education Fund to facilitate some background activities before the college opened. "We are proud to be one of the early beneficiaries of the national Education Fund." He observed, adding that TEA strategy came at an opportune time. He explained that the Faculty of linguistics would be introduced after the two faculties of laws and Computer Sciences (ICT) had been in process. He said the college had already commissioned some consultants to prepare curriculum, strategic master plan and a constitution for the college. He said the University of Bologna (Italy) had shown interest to assist the college in developing online library and undertaking exchange programs with the college involving both students and lecturers. He explained that other universities like the New York University,

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