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A Valedictory Message to the Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST)

CHALLENGES OF TRANSFORMING A TECHNICAL INSTITUTE  INTO A UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

A Valedictory Message to the Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST)

Let me begin by thanking the appointing authority for the unique opportunity availed to me to serve as Chancellor of the Mbeya University of Science and Technology from April 2014 to December 1018. Furthermore I congratulate, most sincerely, Honourable Pius Msekwa and Honourable Zakia Meghji upon their appointment as Chancellor and Chairperson of Council, respectively. I wish them all the best in their new role as principal overseers of the University.
Secondly, this address is meant to provide advice to the incoming leadership of the University based on the limited but exciting time I have had as the founding Chancellor of this young and emerging scientific and technological University. However, I am cautious about this prospect. For how can one offer advice to a veteran of higher education transformation and admi…