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President Kikwete Showers High Praise on SEKOMU

President Kikwete showing a gift of a cup of tea with SEKOMU logo
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, commended SEKOMU for establishing a modern
auditorium. Officiating the opening of the new building on 9th July 2014, President Kikwete said the auditorium is one of its kind.
The President congratulated SEKOMU for specializing in Special Needs Education, and expressed his belief that if the University remains
focused, it will attain excellence and world-wide recognition.
 
Previously I knew about SEKUCo and now it has transformed into SEKOMU. Becoming a full-fledged University is a great achievement. Congratulations!
Now you can start having your own constituent colleges, he said.
Crowd in the auditorium listening  to the presedent
While addressing the crowd gathered in the new auditorium and outside, President Kikwete insisted that his government encourages investors in all sectors including education for the growth of Tanzania as the nation. President Kikwete commended the new building for being inclusive and emphasized on the importance of ensuring accessibility to people with disability when preparing infrastructure. 
 
 
President Kikwete (Center)  in a Ribbon-cutting officiating the opening of Benjamin William Mkapa Auditorium. Sided by Bishop Munga to his right and Dr. Aneth to his L followed by Tanga RC Galawa
 
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of SEKOMU, Rev. Dr. Anneth Munga, briefed the president about courses offered at Magamba campus and Tanga center. She enlightened the crowd about the meaning of Disability and the initiatives taken by the University to work for an inclusive educational system.   
 
 
VC handling a gift of Auditorium picture to the President
 
Rev. Dr. Anneth gave a number of reasons as to why the new building had been named Benjamin William Mkapa Auditorium. She reminded the audience that being the former president of the United Republic of Tanzania in itself was a valid reason for having His Excellency Mkapa's name honoured. His support for the University's vision during his presidency and his continued engagement through lecturing was yet another reason. H.E. Mkapa who has a residence in the nearby village of Mkuzi is the Chairman of the
SEKOMU Advisory Board. 
 
Dr Aneth Handling a chair witnessed by Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, January Makamba (middle) with blue suit
 
The construction and furnishing of the auditorium went to more than TZS. 2.6 Billion, according to Dr. Anneth Munga.
SEKOMU Chancellor, Bishop Dr. Stephen I. Munga, was given time to welcome the President. He reminded the President about the importance of continuing to help more University students to attain government loans for higher education because the future of Tanzanian depend on better education and skills.
 
Irente Blind School children matching out the stage after singing a poet  Bishop Munga from L and Dr Aneth (standing)witnessing the President signing visitors bookIrente Children singing a poet to the president (Picture by Presedents Office)