Minister Jafo wants all graduates to be creative in serving the nation. Minister of State Office of the President Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG), Hon. Seleman Jafo has called on the graduates of the College of Rural Development Planning to work hard and make a difference in the community when they are given the responsibility to serve the Nation
Minister Jafo made the call today at the 34th graduation of the College of Rural Development Planning Dodoma Central Campus and urged the graduates to prepare themselves psychologically to serve the fastest growing nation.
“Go and work, Go and be responsible, be an example to the community that you will serve and bring change, do not exalt yourself for the education you have but help the people in bringing development, this will be your pillar,” stressed Minister Jafo
He said that the College of Planning has built them on the foundations of expertise that helps graduates in the job market and boost the country’s economy, so work diligently and creatively when you are offered a position in the private or public sector to protect the college’s reputation.
He urged the graduates to work with the community in matters of development by being honest so that the community can be proud to have leading scholars who will bring the yeast of development in their areas.
Minister Jafo went on to explain that graduates who will have the opportunity to serve the Nation should ensure that they work professionally and with great honesty in order to leave marks and records in their workplaces.
In addition, he urged the graduates to ensure they maintain the peace of the country so that the Nation can carry out its development activities for the intended purposes.
For his part, the Head of the College of Rural Development Planning Prof. Hozen Mayaya said in the 2018/2019 academic year for the main campus alone there has been an increase in enrollment of new students from 4,317 students in 2019/2020 to 5,856 students which is a 26 percent increase.
He explained that the graduates who completed their studies this year are 4072 students of which 1,756 are males and 2,366 females which is a 27 percent increase compared to the 2018 graduates.
In addition to Prof. Mayaya said that the college in collaboration with development partners has continued to implement various projects aimed at improving the living conditions of the people including the project to improve the resilience of pastoralist communities and farmers in the Serengeti to reduce conflicts of ecological resources and other similar those (2019-2023).
Other projects are a capacity building project for local government officials of the revolutionary government of Zanzibar (August 2018-July 2021), a project to build the capacity of employees of the ministry of local government in the preparation of plans and budgets based on the needs of children (August 2018-July 2021) ”, explained Prof. Mayaya.
However, he said among the projects were a strategic planning project in mainland Tanzania (July 2020-2021) and a project to evaluate planning strategies for the development and involvement of the O&OD program in the curricula of higher education colleges ( 2020-2021).