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Tanzania blocks Kenyatta University, JKUAT from enrolling students

The Tanzania Commission for Universities office in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN
The Tanzania Commission for Universities office in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO | THE CITIZEN 

Two Kenyan universities have been blocked from admitting new students in neighbouring Tanzania by its higher education agency for failing to meet minimum standards.

In a circular posted on its website, the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) listed Kenyatta University (KU) and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) among 17 others after a probe commissioned last year found that quality offered at the institutions fell short.

Both JKUAT and KU's Tanzania campuses are located in Arusha.

The directive, however, covers admission of students this September and will not affect continuing learners already enrolled at the Kenya-based universities.

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