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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. ”
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.