Friday, September 16, 2016

Revised Decision On Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications For Undergraduate Students


RE: REVISED DECISION ON MINIMUM ADMISSION ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) through the earlier public notice issued on 11th July, 2016 notified the General Public and all Prospective applicants for admission into various undergraduate degree programmes of the Government’s decision to change the Procedures, Requirements and Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications for Undergraduate Students for all categories of applicants.

According to that notice, the Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications for applicants with Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6) qualifications is at least four O’-Level passes (Ds and above) or NVA Level III with less than four O’-Level passes or equivalent foreign qualifications as established by either NECTA or VETA; AND at least a GPA of 3.5. Whereas the Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications for applicants with Full Technician Certificate (FTC) qualifications is at least four O’-Level passes (Ds and above) or NVA Level III with less than four O’-Level passes or equivalent foreign qualifications as established by either NECTA or VETA; AND Average of B.

By this notice, the General Public and all applicants with Ordinary Diploma and Full Technician Certificate (FTC) qualifications are hereby informed that the earlier decision on the Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications for applicants is hereby revised from GPA of 3.5 to 3.0 for holders of Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6) and for FTC holders from an average of “B” to “C”.

In this context, TCU informs all applicants with Ordinary Diploma qualifications with at least a GPA of 3.0 and holders of Full Technician Certificate (FTC) with an average score of at least “C” that, they are now eligible to apply for admission into various undergraduate degree programmes through the Central Admission System (CAS).

Please note the following instructions:

   1. Applicants who had previously applied through the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and who meet the revised Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications stated herein are not required to re-apply.

  2.  Applicants who were yet to apply and who meet the revised Minimum Admission Entry Qualifications stated herein are required to apply upon payment of the prescribed admission fee through the prescribed procedures spelt out in the Admissions Guidebook. The new applicants are strongly advised to carefully read the Admissions Guidebook for Holders of Ordinary Diploma or Equivalent Qualifications only.

  3.  The deadline for applications is 23rd September, 2016.

For further information or clarification please contact the Tanzania Commission for Universities through the following:


Phone:+255 (0) 22 2772657
 Hotlines:    +255(0) 683 921 928
                  +255 (0) 675 077 673 

Fax: +255 (0) 22 277289 
Email: es@tcu.go.tz


Issued by
The Executive Secretary
Tanzania Commission for Universities 
15th September, 2016

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