Graduate List 2020/2021

June 17, 2021 0 comments Edgar Telesphory

View list of our new alumni who are graduating on 10th December, 2021. Happy new and successful life after leaving NIT. LIST OF NIT GRADUANDS 10TH DECEMBER 2021

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Happy students are bright and enthusiastic learners graduating with flying colours

Graduations may look a little different this year – families and friends  will gather for a toast  as students toss their caps collectively. Regardless, graduation will always be a time to celebrate our favorite student’s accomplishments and the exciting things that lay ahead in their futures. As a relative or close friend of the grad, we’ve already done our job of shaping  their mind and filling their heart. Now it’s time to take a step back  and let them shine. 

May your great college memories last longer than your student loans.

When you think about the last three or four years, you’ll probably remember that your greatest lessons came from outside the classroom. It’s a good reminder that learning doesn’t stop just because you received a diploma or a degree. Keep on Learning….!

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eNews Letter: May, 2021

January 7, 2012 0 comments Edgar Telesphory


  • Prime Minister Commends NIT innovative skills in Aviation and Transport Technologies .
  • NIT launches Industrial Advisory Committee for the Centre of Excellence
    in Aviation and Transport Operations.
  • NIT, ATCL revive MoU to foster aviation industry.
  • Government satisfies with progress of work on EASTRIP at NIT.

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Objectives Should Be Stated Clearly

July 14, 2021 0 comments Edgar Telesphory

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THE National Institute of Transport (NIT) has given fresh impetus to the aviation industry by introducing a three months cabin crew course. This is part of ongoing efforts to prepare Tanzanians to take control of the national airline, Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL). The move comes at a time the ATCL undergoes big changes of improvement in terms of  facilities and manpower to make it competitive in the market. This includes purchasing of  new planes and recruiting more Tanzanians. The offered courses meet international standards to make the institute a better place for learning.

NIT Rector, Prof Engineer Zacharia Mganilwa, once quoted giving out Aircraft engineers and pilots statistics and as an opportunity for the Institute to play a leading role for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering courses at Diploma and Bachelor degree levels to address a shortage of skilled people in the industry.

According to Professor Mganilwa, The Institute has also got endorsement for four aviation  disciplines by IATA to commence. The four courses which have been approved by IATA being offered at NIT  include; Airline Marketing, Airline Customer Service, Airport Operations Fundamentals as well as global  distribution systems fares and ticketing Amadeus after meeting set standards globally. The Institute is also in  final stages of a process to accomplish all the requirements and procedures to start pilots training courses  in 2020/21 academic year. The NIT has already received U$21.25 million (almost 50bn/-) from the government as World Bank loan to support its transformation into a world class aviation training university as well as Chinese Government support to transform the Institute into National University of Transport.

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“ The Institute has grown steadfast, thanks to the donors and support                 from the government, NIT is a place for all of your academic and training needs. ”

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The Institute also offers Postgraduate and Masters degree and soon e-Learning will be launched for Postgraduate studies. Move is an opportunity for locals working upcountry to upgrade their intellectual abilities. The Institute is waiting for planes as part of fulfilling conditions to start pilots training. 


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The institute has introduced seven new courses for this 2021/2022 academic year, at the level of master’s and bachelor degree. These courses includes master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with Transport Machinery, bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Other new courses including diploma in Electrical and Train Electrification Engineering, diploma in Electronics, Telecommunication and Railway Signalling Engineering, diploma in Mechanical Engineering with Railway Vehicles Technology and diploma in Civil and transpiration Engineering. More courses to come include Master’s Degree in Air Transport Management, Shipping and Port Management, Railway Transport Management, Road Transport Management, Pipeline Transport Management, Road Safety and Traffic Engineering, Intelligent Transport Systems and Procurement and Logistics Management. On diploma courses, the Institute is on finalizing to introduce Civil and Railway Engineering, High Precision Welding and Fabrication Technology, High Precision Welding and Fabrication Technology, High Precision Machining Technology, High Precision Pressed Parts Manufacturing Technology, High Precision Electrical and Electronics Control Technology. 

With the new courses that were introduced last academic year, the Institute enrolls 10,988 students compared to 7,752 students that enrolled in 2016/17 academic year, it is a big improvement,” Prof Mganilwa said. “…at NIT, we are producing enough transport graduates that can feed the new inventions and improved transportation helped bring about industrialization,” he concludes. With the government’s heavy investments in aviation, railway and water body vessels, NIT is now poised to diversify its portfolio to meet modern transport manpower needs.


Alphonce Success Story

July 14, 2021 0 comments Edgar Telesphory

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In 2014 Father Martin Rupprecht from Austria, visited Manzese Parish, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Manzese  is just a walk away from National Institute of Transport, Mabibo Campus. Alphonce Leonard, a former  NIT student  who pursued Diploma in Mrchanical Engineering, was church member by then, and a head alter boy,  a young dedicated man full of potential was assigned to assist Father Martin during his stay by the and Manzese Parish.

Mr. Alphonce laiter pursued a a Teaching Degree at the University and completed in 2020, however he started teaching Mathematics in a class of 61 since 2019. He is married to Adela Didasi at 6 o’clock in the morning church service due to Covid-19 restrictions on 21st November, 2020 and they are gifted with a baby boy.

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“You never accomplish anything alone, I was feeling the absence of the people who were most influential in getting me to this point. wished they could be here too. ”


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Mr. Alphonce’s story shows that with proper support and sustainable like Education, provides an opportunity to build life and support family through hard work and determined goals. Mr. Alphone now stands on his feet and makes an important contribution to the Education of children and young people in Tanzania through teaching.

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National Institute of Transport currently offers more than 42 programmes at the level of Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Postgraduate and Master’s degree. A number of short courses are also available, such as Vehicle Inspection, Passenger Service Vehicle (PSV), V.I.P Drivers Training, Cargo Tally, Cabin Crew, Information Technology just a few to mention.

The future of National Institute of Transport is promising as they are about to expand and open Campuses in Lindi, Dodoma and Kilimanjaro. They also have a number of partners in Dodoma, Mbeya, Arusha, Kigoma etc to organize Drivers short courses.

With God’s help, every thing is possible and the sky is the limit. Everybody is supposed to pursue the dream of his/her life tirelessly.


NIT Life, My Life My Purpose

June 21, 2021 0 comments Edgar Telesphory

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My name is Engineer, Doctor Betram Kiswaga (PhD), Born at Uporota, Unyamwanga – Mbeya region, where i grew up. During those good years, there were no TVs, Video games, Computers, Cellphone so we used to play a lot, various games like football, Cycling, Athletes, Mountain Climbing, Trees Climbing, Swimming, Hide and Seek and many many more…..! You name it.! The joyfully  childhood was  full  of  love and fights, curiosity and inquisitive minds, as well as bullying, cruelty, quarrel and stalking.

My childhood dream was to become a Pilot, and was keen to pursue PGM combination, however, my dream was distracted when I got an offer to join National Institute of Transport to pursue Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. My adulthood dream is to see the Tanzanian nation composed of  Kiswaga connection drive forward to liberate economically.

Who are your Role Model?

During  childhood , in those good old days,  with little understanding, it was difficult to actually get information of prominent people whom we should have admired,  especially in village life. However, some role model were there, and just few to mention, should include, father of the nation, His excellence the late, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, My parents, who were always practice what they preach, especially love, spiritual life, hard work, generosity, physical and spiritual cleanliness.

  • My other role models are Padre Andreas Fidelis Mbunju, A.P. – Spritually
  • Gerald Kiswaga – Handsome Brother, very bold in what he believe. I leant in self trustworthy from him. I liked to listen the way he performed leadership at his work place with rights and due diligence it helped me alot when i was given the opportunity to lead at various capacity in different organization
  • Joane Kasuga – In Education
  • Margreth Mwaipopo – When i got back from studies abroad – to agree on whats right,  Marge you are miracle sent from heaven above. I have learnt a lot from you, to be honest .. the courage.. May God bless you..!.

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Alumni Webinar

June 17, 2021 0 comments Edgar Telesphory

NIT Alumni will be recording events and publish on this page. These documentation will provide an opportunity for those who did not participate to comment, ask questions and air their views.

Alumni Meeting to be held at NIT Mabibo Campus on Saturday, 31st July, 2021 starting at 10:00am

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October 5, 2010 0 comments Edgar Telesphory

All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, “Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!” This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.

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September 10, 2010 0 comments Edgar Telesphory

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September 10, 2010 0 comments Edgar Telesphory

This is a test for Jetpack’s Tiled Gallery.

Install Jetpack to test.

This is some text after the Tiled Gallery just to make sure that everything spaces nicely.

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August 8, 2010 0 comments Edgar Telesphory