TANZANIA Commission for Science and Technology (COSTEC) plans to set up an entrepreneur's incubator programme in the universities to help students be creative in ICT entrepreneurship.
The Director of COSTEC Dr Hassan Mshinda made the revelation in Dar es Salaam on Thursday at the opening of an exhibition of Engineering and Technology courses at Saint Joseph University of Engineering and Technology.
"We are working closely with Tanzania Commission for Universities to ensure the programme starts in order to enable students who want to be entrepreneur be creative," he said. He said the incubator will serve as a hub for provision of valuable support that entrepreneurs need.
"Through such a programme, students will be able to start up their own companies," he said adding that incubator in a mile stone in enhancing economic growth in the country.
If set up, the incubator will help the students get credible support in business management, facilitating access to finance and markets among other needs. On the other hand, Dr Mshinda promised to team up with the university towards creating better environment to enable students acquire practical skills through science and technology.
"We cannot have development without having our own experts based science and technology development," he said adding that heavy investment is needed in the creation of scientists to help improve the living standard in the country.
The exhibition brought together science students from 78 primary and secondary schools to explore and learn practical science and technology courses.