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National Institute of

Transport
Newsletter
ONLINE VERSION VERSION NO.1 APRIL - JUNE, 2017

“Excellence in Logistics,
Management and Transport
Technology”
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EDITORIAL DESK
CHAIRMAN
Professor Zacharia Mganilwa

MEMBERS
Ngusekela David
Juma Manday
Edger Mcha
Phabian Mongo

NEWSLETTER DESIGNERS
Benedict Liwenga
Hassan Silayo
MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE RECTOR ii

National Institute of Transport (NIT) is one of the best institutions that offers
market oriented programmes in different fields.

The Institute offers programmes in Logistics and Transport Management,
Freight Clearing and forwarding, Aviation studies, Procurement and Logistics
Management, Automobile Engineering, Business Administration, Computing
Information Communication Technology, Mechanical Engineering Accounting
and Finance, Marketing and Public Relations and Human Resources
Management.

The National Institute of Transport (NIT) is a public higher learning institution located on west of Dar-
es-Salaam City, along Mabibo Road in Ubungo Light Industrial area; just about one kilometer off the
Morogoro Road. NIT was established in 1975 as training wing of the then National Transport
Corporation (NTC). NIT was charged with the responsibility of strengthening human resource
capabilities of transport operatives and middle level managers of subsidiary companies of NTC.
These subsidiary companies were: National Bus Services Limited (KAMATA), Usafiri Dar-as-Salaam
Limited (UDA), Regional Transport Companies (RETCOs) etc.

In 1982, it was realized that there was need to have an Institute that will cover all modes of transport.
The Institute expanded its area of activities and responsibilities. As a result, NIT was re–established
through NIT Act No. 24 of 1982 as an autonomous Higher Learning Institution under the then Ministry
of Communications and Works. It came into operation on 1st July, 1983 through the Government
Notice No. 91. Currently, the Institute is under the Ministry of Transport. With legal status and the
Governing Council was given a mandate to govern and administer the Institute.

National Institute of Transport is the only such training Institute in Sub- Saharan excluding South
Africa, mandated by the Government of United Republic of Tanzania to offer training in transport and
communications.

The Institute is fully accredited with the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) to provide
Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) programmes at the level of Certificate, Diploma
and Degree (National Technical Awards -NTA level 4 to level 8). It is also accredited with the Chartered
Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT International) to teach and examine CILT programmes of
International Introductory Certificates, International Certificates, Ordinary Diploma and Advanced
Diploma in Logistics and Transport. In addition to that, the Institute collaborates with the Open
University of Tanzania (OUT) and International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Consult
(IPSCMC) to offer MBA in Logistics and Transport Management and Postgraduate Diploma in
Procurement and Supply Chain Management respectively.

The Institute offers programmes in Logistics and Transport Management, Freight Clearing and
Forwarding, Procurement and Logistics Management, Automobile Engineering, Business
Administration, Computing Information Communication Technology, Mechanical Engineering,
Aviation Studies and Human Resources Management. NIT also is offering Post Graduate Diplomas in
Air Transport Management, Logistics and Transport Management, Travel and Tourism, Shipping and
Port Management, Procurement and Logistics Management, Rail Transport Management, Transport
Economics, Road Transport Safety Management and Transport Engineering Management. NIT also
offers short term programmes and provides Research, Consultancy and Community Services.

The Institute has highly skilled personnel both academic and administrative staff. It also has modern
machines and equipments for teaching, research and consultancy services. The equipments like
modern Vehicle Inspection machines which are only at NIT (Tanzania).

“WELCOME TO NIT”
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THE TABLE OF CONTENTS

S/N TITLE OF INFORMATION PAGE NUMBER

1 VIC to expand Vehicle Inspection capacity 1

2 Stambuli: “Jogging beneficial to NIT” 3

3 Launch of the New ICT Course 5

4 The proper use of fuel 6

5 School of Aviation Technology 8

6 NIT took part in the Regional Seminar on 10
Road Safety Initiatives in Africa
7 Programmes offered at NIT 12

8 Photo Gallery 13
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT

COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

SHORT COURSES

1. International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) Profile
2. Geographic Information System (GIS) Application in Transport
3. Programmable Logic Controller PLC (For Beginner)
4. Linux Fundamentals (For Beginner)
5. Linux System Administration
6. Ethical Hacking for Beginners
7. Bash programming for System Administration
8. Fluence in Information Technology and Computing (For non IT major)

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VIC to expand Vehicle
inspection capacity
“A surge in the number of vehicles to

N
By. Simon Nyalobi

IT Vehicle Inspection Center be inspected should be expected
(VIC) will expand the vehicle following the completion of this
inspection unit by adding two extra project. The project is on its final
lanes by the end of this month. phase with just the installation of
inspection equipment remaining” he
The Acting Head of Vic, Ombeni said.
Msuya, said that following the
expansion, the unit will be able to According to Msuya, experts from the
inspect 144 vehicles therefore South Africa based Workshop
increasing its capacity. Electronics Company have just been
given the tender to set up the
Currently the existing single lane has inspection equipment.
the capacity to inspect 48 vehicles
for 8 hours a day. Areas to be inspected in a carinclude
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the communication system, brakes, (SUMATRA) and Road Safety Force for
springs, steering wheel; car board inspection of regional commuter
and wheel assembly. buses.

Other areas are fuel system, exhaust He said the talks are in good progress,
and chassis which make the car to where by the end of this year, the
be considered road worthy. vehicle inspection unit will be able to
conduct road worthy inspections for
He explained that currently most of buses.
the cars being inspected are from
Japan, Singapore, Dubai and the However, he advised car owners to
United States. conduct regular inspection checks at
the facility rather than rushing to
Regarding cooperation with other g a r a g e s w h i c h l a c k m o d e r n
institutions that deal with road safety e q u i p m e n t f o r s y s t e m t r o u b l e
issues, he said that for now they are in shooting, maintenance and repair.
talks with the Surface and marine
Transport Regulatory Authority
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Stambuli: ‘Jogging’
beneficial to NIT
By. Simon Nyalobi

S tudents Organization of the
National Institute of Transport
(SONIT), acknowledges that jogging
been able to establish good learning
relationships with peers.

exercises have improved the “We have seen it being beneficial in
relationship between NIT and other that we have been able to establish
colleges. learning relationships with other
colleges like the College of Business
SONIT President, Mr. Mwombeki Education (CBE), Institute of Finance
Stambuli, said that when referring to Management (IFM), Dar es Salaam
the event coordinated by the EFM Institute of Technology (DIT) and
radio station based in Dar es Salaam. others,” he said.
He said that the interaction has
Stambuli said with the students’ promoted the exchange of ideas
participation in jogging, they have within the student fraternity.
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The interaction has also rekindled a He said the exercise also helped in
new relationship with various media branding of the respective institutions
houses, In that the media should whereby students carried banners
promote student activities more and flags to showcase their institute
extensively. to the public.

“For example, many students have On health, the President insisted the
had the opportunity to interact with need for regular exercise so as to
popular media personalities for maintain a healthy body.
example Maulid Kitenge” he said.
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Launching of the New ICT Course

N ational Institute of Transport has
launched eight (8) new courses
in the field of information
more than 100 countries in the World
where graduates are equipped with
sophisticated computing skills.
Communication technology that will
add value to the graduates. ICDL Course has been introduced in
collaboration with partners from ICDL
The courses will be offered as short Africa where by six (6) ICDL trainees
courses studies. According to a from the National Institute of Transport
research done many graduates in this have already been trained and
field lack skills in performing making awarded certificates.
it difficult for them to compete in the
labor market. GIS deals with the development of
cities that have been randomly built
Among the courses launched include a n d t h e r e f o r e c o n g e s t e d . O n
International Computing Driving c o m p l e t i o n o f t h i s c o u r s e , t h e
License and Geographic Information graduate will be able to devise
System. The ICDL course is offered by methods for proper urban planning so
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as to minimize traffic congestion in Deputy Rector Academic Research
cities. and Consultancy Dr. Prosper Mgaya
said ICT is a dynamic field that
Speaking at the launch of these requires an individual to keep up with
courses Deputy Permanent Secretary, the trends. Furthermore, he added
Ministry of Works, Transport and that the courses will be offered at
Communication-Communication friendly rates.
Sector Engineer Angelina Madete
said that the Government recognizes The launch of these courses comes at
the contribution of ICT professionals a time when ICT plays a great role in
and will continue to provide support Government and Private sector
in nurturing the same. activities.

The proper use of Fuel
external combustion engine with
wood as source of energy.

With the advancement of technology
fuel was used to power vehicle
engines. It is important to note that
the fuel consumption of a vehicle

A v e h i c l e i s a u s e f u l t o o l o f depends on its engine size.
transportation, and the
important thing that holds life of the T h e e n g i n e s i z e o f a v e h i c l e i s
vehicle is the engine. measured in Cubic Centimeters. The
bigger the engine the higher is the
Historically, the first car was designed fuel consumption.
in 1760 by Mr. Joseph Cugnot which A l s o w i t h t h e c o n t i n u o u s
was mechanically driven by an advancement of technology most
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modern vehicles deploy internal systems are computerized hence
combustion engines rather than the enhancing fuel efficiency.
previous external combustion
engines. Diesel engines utilize the
When you are looking for a modern compressional ignition system for fuel
car to buy there are some factor to burn while petrol engines utilize
be considered these are safety magneto and battery.
system of the vehicle,
environmentally friendly, reliable, For petrol driven engines, the
conformability etc. magneto and battery assembly
consists of the basic ignition systems,
When we talk of a car that’s electronic ignition system, Spark
environmental friendly this means it ignition system, direct ignition system
must be able to burn fuel properly to and Dual Core ignition system with all
yield no greenhouse gases, the these systems powered by the
burning process of oil in the engine is battery.
highly dependent on the system that
delivers oil to the engine and to the The appropriate use of fuel depends
exhaust system. also on load carried by the engine,
the more the load the higher the fuel
The systems of delivering oil having used, position of the piston, the
been advancing with time. Initially amount of air and the temperature of
the mixing of fuel and air used to the air, how big is the work performed
happen in the carburetor before by the engine, the driver clumped
being delivered to the engine. Later accelerator pedal to what extent, the
o n w i t h t h e a d v a n c e m e n t o f structure of the vehicle where by the
technology, the carburetor system front part should not be very large,
was phased out and other systems tire rotation when the tire rotates
s u c h a s P o r t i n j e c t o r , i n j e c t o r slowly the more is the fuel used, the
Sequential director Gasoline injection rotation of tire should be normal.
system put in place. All of these
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School of Aviation Technology
>> Successes and Future Perspectives
NIT established the School of Aviation Also, the school is finalizing the
Technology in 2015 to offer training in requirements for the pilot and cabin
aviation programmes for various crew (flight attendant) courses which
courses. It has two departments will be trained in the Department of
which are “Aeronautical Engineering Flying and Operation Management,
Department” and “Flying and the school expects to have launched
Operation Management these programmes amid this year
Department”. (2017).

Since then, the School has managed At the beginning, the school is set up
to launch two programmes namely to offer Private Pilot License (PPL) and
Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Ab-initio Cabin Crew specific type of
Engineering and Bachelor Degree in training, having acquired all the
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering necessary equipments and facilities
which are all trained in the necessary for such training.
Department of Aeronautical
Engineering. Apart from that, NIT has Memorandum
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of Understanding (MOUs) with two Following the launching of these
Domestic Airlines namely Precision programmes, the school focuses to
Air Services PLC and Air Tanzania widen the area(s) and scope of
Company Limited to training by offering more
collaborate with the programmes. The
s c h o o l i n school expects to
conducting offer training in
practical other new
training as well programmes
as industrial namely Flight
training to all Operations
students in need Officers/Flight
so as to equip them dispatchers, Air
with both theory and Transport Management
practical knowledge. and Handling of Dangerous Goods.

Similarly, NIT has a Memorandum of Apart from that, the school has a
Understanding (MOU) with Shenyang focus to diversify the already existing
Aerospace University based in China, programs so as to widen the scope of
to collaborate in offering training for training. For the case of pilot training,
students pursuing Aircraft the school is preparing the resources
Maintenance Engineering under for upgrading the training from Private
exchange programme. Pilot License (PPL) to Commercial
Pilot License (CPL).
Under this concern, students are
allowed to pursue their studies for at Also, the School will enhance
NIT – School of Aviation Technology specialization in Aircraft Maintenance
for two years and complete the Engineering programme into either
remaining period at Shenyang “Power Plant and Airframe” and
Aerospace in China and vice versa. “Avionics”.

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NIT took part in the Regional
Seminar on Road Safety
Initiatives in Africa
T he National Institute of Transport
participated in the regional
seminar on road safety initiatives in
plans which can contribute to the
aspect of road safety improvement.
She insisted that the key areas
Africa which was held in Dar es presented and discussed during the
Salaam at Julius Nyerere International seminar were such as Management
Convention Centre, Tanzania from of Safe Road Infrastructure, Road
13th to 14th March, 2017. Safety Education and Awareness,
Technology in Enforcement for
T h e s e m i n a r w a s o r g a n i z e d b y Accident Prevention etc.
International Road Federation (IRF) in
partnership with the Ministry of Works, THE REVIEWING OF NIT SECOND FIVE-
Transport and Communication and YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN
officiated by Minister of Works,
T r a n s p o r t a n d C o m m u n i c a t i o n , The National Institute of Transport is
Honorable Prof. Makame Mbarawa. currently in the process of reviewing
its second five-year rolling strategic
Speaking to the Assistant Head of the plan (2011/12-2015/16). This marks as
Department of Transport Safety and the beginning of the preparation of
Environmental Studies, Ms. Mary the third five-year rolling strategic
Makyao who was among of the six plan (2016/2017-2020/2021).
lecturers who represented the
Institute at the seminar, she pointed S p e a k i n g t o t h e H e a d o f t h e
o u t t h a t t h e s e m i n a r a i m e d a t Department of the Planning and
opening up for more discussions on Investment Unit of the Institute, Ms.
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Lilian Mnengo she pointed out that approved by the Governing Council,
during the implementation of the New 107 staff were recruited,
FYRSP II (2011/12-2015/16) the increasing of the institute’s revenue
institute had significantly realized etc.
many achievements including;
expansion of more programmes from She added that, the institute is
18 to 38, students enrollment for long finalizing the preparation for the third
courses increased by 260 percent, five-year rolling strategic plan
establishment of the School of (2016/2017-2020/2021) which is to be
Aviation, NIT Land-use Master Plan implemented effectively in the
2015-2035 was reviewed and coming financial year 2017/2018.

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Programmes offered at NIT
A. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES: 8. Computer Science (BCS)
1. Master of Business Administration - Logistics and Transport 9. Marketing and Public Relations (BMPR)
Management (MBA - LTM), in collaboration with the Open 10. Accounting and Transport Finance (BATF)
University of Tanzania. 11. Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (BAME)
2. Master of Science in Logistics and Transport Management 12. Education with Mathematics and Information Technology
(MLTM) (BEMIT)

B. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN: D. DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES IN:
1. Air Transport Management (PGDATM) 1. Logistics and Transport Management
2. Logistics and Transport Management (PGDLTM) 2. Freight Clearing and Forwarding
3. Transport and Tourism Management (PGDTTM) 3. Automobile Engineering
4. Shipping and Port Management (PGDSPM) 4. Computing and Information Communication Technology
5. Procurement and Logistics Management (PGDPLM) 5. Mechanical Engineering
6. Transport Economics (PGDTE) 6. Accounting and Transport Finance
7. Rail Transport Management (PGDRTM) 7. Marketing and Public Relations
8. Road Transport Safety and Management 8. Business Administration.
(PGDRTSM) 9. Procurement and Logistics Management
9. Postgraduate Diploma in Transportation Engineering (PGDTE) 10. Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
11. Human Resource Management
C. BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN:
1. Logistics and Transport Management (BLTM) NIT in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and
2. Automobile Engineering (BAE) Transport (CILT,UK) offers international professional programmes
3. Procurement and Logistics Management (BPLM) in:-
4. Degree in Information Technology (BIT) 1. International Introductory Certificate in Logistics and Transport
5. Human Resource Management (BHRM) 2. International Certificate in Logistics and Transport
6. Business Administration (BBA) 3. International Diploma in Logistics and Transport
7. Mechanical Engineering (BME) 4. International Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transport
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P H OTO G A L L E RY

NIT provides Courses on Four Modes of Transport

RAILWAY TRANSPORT

MARINE TRANSPORT
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P H OTO G A L L E RY

NIT provides Courses on Four Modes of Transport

ROAD TRANSPORT

AIR TRANSPORT
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