The National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Tanzania has scrapped the registration of three aviation colleges in the country, for reportedly failing to meet the required professional standards.
The move automatically means that the three training institutions should either get packing, close their doors and fly away from the national academic field, or go back to the drawing board.
According to the official statement from the National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, the three doomed colleges of aviation studies are among the seven institutions that the NACTVET slammed shut under the same reasons.
The Tanzania Aviation College of Arusha, the Tanzania Aviation College of Mwanza and the Tanzania Aviation University College of Dar-es-salaam all have had their fuselages hit with the academic authority hammer.
The NACTVET statement apparently indicates that the three flying colleges have been scrapped off for failing to deliver what was expected of them.
It is being reported that aspiring aviators cannot afford to go to third-rate schools because their career is one which takes matters of safety rather seriously.
The other doomed institutions of vocational training whose registrations have been deleted include the Lake Tanganyika Zone College and Rukwa College of Health Sciences both operating from Sumbawanga.
Also on the doomed list, are the Institute of Lands which is based in Dar-es-salaam City and the Institute of Social Work, the Mwanza Campus, all totalling to seven vocational institutions that have so far failed to deliver academically.
Owners and directors of the colleges whose registrations have been dumped into the bin have been ordered to contact or report at the National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training before the end of August 2023.
The National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training has been registering between 120,000 and 150,000 students in Tanzania, annually, indicating that there are more young people in the country opting for technical studies.
NACTVET had previously also reported to be in the process of starting nearly 65 new institutions of vocational studies in the country within the course of this year.