Institute of Rural Development Planning - Mwanza

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Institute of Rural Development Planning, Mwanza, REG/PWF/043, Government institution with full registration, Mwanza,The Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) was officially established by the

Institute of Rural Development Planning - Mwanza Description

Institute of Rural Development Planning, Mwanza, REG/PWF/043, Government institution with full registration, Mwanza,The Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) was officially established by the Act of Parliament No.8 of 1980 as a body corporate and an important national centre for providing training, research and consultancy services in the field of rural development planning. Over 30 years, IRDP has grown in terms of academic programmes offering awards of certificate, diplomas, degrees at undergraduate and post graduate levels; short course programmes, research and consultancy services. All these activities take place at its main campus allocated in Dodoma region, Tanzania.

Based on the aforesaid and high demand for professional planners at various spatial levels in Tanzania, IRDP Governing Council at its 93rd sitting, endorsed establishment of IRDP Lake Zone Training Centre in Mwanza city. Following this decision, IRDP management made modest arrangement to start operations of IRDP-LZC on 25th September, 2011.The Centre has been established to extend and compliment efforts of contributing to the vision and mission of the Institute of Rural Development Planning. Principally, it is a typical component of the IRDP main campus located in Dodoma region. In this case, the centre is organizationally respond to the systems, strategies, style of management, organization culture, staff (performance and motivation) and structures from the main campus.

Our Vision

The vision of the Institute is to be a centre of excellence for both studies and practical work in rural development planning for poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Our Mission

The mission is to facilitate the process of development planning and management with an emphasis on rural areas by providing top quality training, research and consultancy services aimed at bridging the knowledge gap between different practitioners of development planning , which include the central government sectors, local Government Authorities, community based organizations on Governmental organization and the Private Sector.

Programs Offered

Currently the IRDP-Lake Zone Centre offers one long term academic programme; Certificate Programme in Rural Development Planning. However we do expect to offer the following long course programmes in future;

  1. Diploma in Development Planning,
  2. Bachelor Degree in Environmental Planning and Management,
  3. Bachelor Degree in Regional Development Planning,
  4. Bachelor Degree in Population and Development Planning,
  5. Bachelor Degree in Finance Development and Investment Planning,
  6. Postgraduate Diploma in Regional Planning,
  7. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Planning,
  8. Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management and
  9. Postgraduate Diploma in Governance and Sustainable Development.
  10. Masters Degree in Development Economics
  11. Masters Degree in Environmental Planning and Management

Admission and Applications

Entry Qualification

1. Certificate in Rural Development Planning (CRP)
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A candidate should have either
(i) A good Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with at least 4 passes in any subject.
Or
(ii) A good Basic Certificate from any registered institution by Government.

2. Diploma in Development Planning (DDP)
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A candidate should have either
i) At least one principal pass in the advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE).
Or
(ii) A relevant Certificate with second class from any learning institution registered by the Government or any other bodies of the country of study.

3. Bachelor Degree in Regional Development Planning (BRP)
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A candidate should have either
(i) At least two principal passes not below 4.5 points in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) in Mathematics, Economics, Geography, History and English based on the following grades to point conversion scale: A=5; B=4; C=3; D=2; E=1;S=0.5
Or
(ii) A relevant Ordinary Diploma with at least second class from any learning institution registered by the Government or any other recognized bodies of the country of study.

4. Bachelor Degree in Environmental Planning and Management (BEP)
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A candidate should have either
(i) At least two principal passes not below 4.5 points in the advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) in Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Agriculture based on the following grades to point conversion scale: A=5; B=4; C=3; D=2; E=1;S=0.5
Or
(ii) A relevant Ordinary Diploma with at least second class from any institution registered by the Government or any other recognized bodies of the country of study.

5. Bachelor Degree in Population and Development Planning (BPP)
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A candidate should have either
(i) At least two principal passes not below 4.5 points in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) in Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, History and Religious studies based on the following grades to point conversion scale: A=5; B=4; C=3; D=2; E=1;S=0.5
Or
(ii) A relevant Ordinary Diploma with at least second class or Higher Diploma from any higher learning institutions registered by the Government or any bodies of the country of study.

6. Bachelor Degree in Development Finance and Investment Planning (BDF)
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A candidate should have either
(i) At least two principal passes not below 4.5 points in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) in Mathematics, Accountancy, Commerce, Economics, Geography, History, English and Kiswahili based on the following grades to point conversion scale: A=5; B=4; C=3; D=2; E=1;S=0.5
Or
(ii) A relevant Ordinary Diploma with at least second class from the Institute of Rural Development Planning or any higher learning institutions recognized by the Government or other recognized accreditation bodies of the country of study.

7. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Planning (PGE)
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Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Environmental Planning should have acquired any first degree or its equivalent academic qualifications from higher learning institutions registered by government or any recognized bodies of the country of study.

8. Postgraduate Diploma in Regional Planning (PGR)
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Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Regional Planning should have acquired any first degree or its equivalent academic qualifications from higher learning institutions registered by government or any recognized bodies of the country of study.

9. Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management (PGP)
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Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Project Planning and Management should have acquired any first degree or its equivalent academic qualifications from higher learning institutions registered by government or any recognized bodies of the country of study.

10. Postgraduate Diploma in Governance and Sustainable Development (PGS)
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Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Governance and Sustainable Development should have acquired any first degree or its equivalent academic qualifications from higher learning institutions registered by government or any recognized bodies of the country of study.

Application

Application forms can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office or can be downloaded down of this page.Duly filled in application forms must reach the Registrar’s office not latter than the date indicated in the advertisement calling for applications for a particular academic year. Only applicants who meet the required minimum entry qualification should submit application forms. Application forms from applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements will not be processed. Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements may be selected. Selected candidates are required to report for a one week orientation programme that normally takes place during the week preceding the beginning of the new academic year.

Deadline for registration of first year students shall be two weeks from the first date of the orientation week while for continuing students will be the Friday of the second week after the beginning of a semester. In addition, admission shall be granted to students only if they produce evidence of payment of at least half of the fee which is directly payable to the Institute.

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