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Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) officials recently inspected two Kilimanjaro based training institutions, Spring Institute of Business and Science (SIBS) and the Stefano Moshi Memorial University College (SMMUCo) Department of Journalism and Mass Communication to ascertain their capacity to use of the competence based journalism curricula.

 The Curricula which was developed by MCT and validated by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) in 2012, is currently being used to teach basic certificate, certificate and diploma courses in some 20 journalism training institutions.

The MCT Executive Secretary, Kajubi Mukajanga led the inspections at on February 28, 2017. Others included the Programme Manager, Pili Mtambalike and the Programme Officer, Tumbi Kiganja. The MCT was also joined by Zaina Kabelwa from the NACTE North Zonal Office.

The aim of the visits was to ascertain the capacity of the colleges to provide the desired journalism training looking at both human and material resources. Traditionally, MCT prepares a checklist of equipment and human resources for the colleges or institutes that needs to be able to use the curricula. The checklist was also was used to determine whether SIBS and SMMUCo had met the minimum requirements set by MCT and NACTE to deliver the competence based training curricula.

Meanwhile, MCT officers also visited some of its stakeholders in Kilimanjaro and Arusha including the Fountain radio, Moshi FM and Media Club of Kilimanjaro in Moshi. The officials also visited EMAGS College and the Arusha Journalism Training College Arusha.

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