University of Arusha
Major Challenges

Major challenges identified include: -

Lack of resources to improve basic infrastructures Inability to widen scope of education programmes Strained operational budget

Priority Areas and Strategies

In the future, UoA upon agreement and commitment of funds, plans to expand the education program scope, boarding, lecture rooms, laboratories, equipment, tools and other educational facilities. In addition, the institution will undertake the development of integrated projects, which will include, water and sanitation, food processing, dairy farming and processing of livestock products. Catering services, awareness creation and support of community based projects and gender-mainstreaming activities are also included.

The main projects will put emphasis on the basic needs and wants of the institution and communities living around the campus. This is based on the recognition that members of theses communities, stakeholders and the TAC family have been disadvantaged in terms of accessibility to resources for development of a wholistic education i.e. harmonious development of the physical, mental, social and spiritual well being.

Within these agreed priority areas, a variety of interventions and activities will be implemented to achieve defined objectives for each priority. It is important to mention that priority interventions will be balanced between education, health, social services and enterprise development. The education sector is the most important since it has the potential to influence other changes among key stakeholders. Priority interventions in this sector will include: -

Establishing physical teaching and learning facilities (classrooms, labs, library etc) Recruitment of teaching staff and establishing staff planning and development plans Improving welfare and accommodation facilities for students and teachers

For the effective implementation of the Strategic Plan it is estimated that a total of Tanzania shillings 4,705,811,926 will be required. Out of this, the expansion of educational programmes will require Tsh1,908,9442 while the development of the supportive physical facilities will require Tsh.1,320,000,500 and the development projects Tsh.218,301,000. The health domain will require Tsh.379,631,600. These being huge budgetary estimates, it requires collaborative effort between UoA, TU, donors, private sector, government and external development partners.