In our last meeting of SADC Ministers in charge of Education and Training held in Maputo, Mozambique, in July/August 2013, we noted with satisfaction the progress the SADC Centre of Specialisation in ODL (Teacher Education) has made with respect to its preparedness to host regional training. Today’s launch of the Centre’s courses and programmes is a culmination of a long process that has involved participation of a number of stakeholders including my Ministry and the SADC Secretariat. I thank all of them for their inputs and support. As a country we are proud that the Open University of Tanzania is leading the way in regional capacity building in ODL. I would therefore like to assure the SADC Member States that the Centre will continue to receive the goodwill from my Ministry.
“To become a regional open and distance learning training institution of excellence in teacher education”. The Centre of Specialisation in ODL is a capacity building institution that focuses on the training needs of ODL institutions and practitioners in the SADC region.
“To provide training on the state-of-the art open and distance learning technologies, practices, and skills for sustainable socio-economic transformation and integration of the SADC region, Africa and the rest of the world”.
At the Centre we value our trainees, their sponsors, our staff, and our stakeholders. All of them are our constituents. We hold the Centre in trust for them. Our core values:Training excellence,Quality,Professional integrity,Pursuit of life-long learning and Environmental safety.