The spacious National Social Security Fund (NSSF) houses at Mtoni-Kijichi in Temeke Municipality will accommodate about 699 DUCE students in five blocks beginning the next academic year.
The revelation was made at the weekend by the Chairman of NSSF Board of Trustees, Ambassador Ali Siwa, during a brief ceremony to hand-over the houses to six Higher Learning Institutions (HLs) in Dar es Salaam.
‘About 4,317 students will be accommodated in this phase,’ said Ambassador Siwa adding that more 4,368 will be acomodated at the completion of the pproject at Mtoni-Kijichi housing scheme.
During the ceremony the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and Disabled, Hon. Jenista Joachim Mhagama, and the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Joyce Ndalichako handed over keys of the houses to heads of the HLIs.
The Principal of DUCE, Prof. Stephen Oswald Maluka, and the Deputy Chairperson of the College Governing Board and the Chairperson of the College Estates Committee, Eng. Joyce Kisamo received keys for five blocks allocated for DUCE.
‘I thank the fifth-phase government for taking action to mitigate the acute problem of accommodation facing my students, Prof. Maluka said when giving a vote of thanks.
The Principal was accompanied by the Deputy Principal (Administration), Dr. Method Semiono Samwel, and Deputy Principal (Academic), Dr. Julius Mbuna, Legal Officer, Mr. Fortunatus Swai, Assistant to Principal, Dr. Mary Charwi, and Dean of Students Officer, Ms. Upendo Mlungusye.