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Higher Education in Tanzania: A Case Study

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Education in Tanzania

An etching by Tanzanian artist, Robino Ntila, which he created for the cover of "Higher Education in Tanzania: A Case Study."

Robino Ntila was born in 1953 in Ndanda, Tanzania. In 1975 he joined the Nyumba ya Sanaa (House of Art) in Dar es Salaam, where he worked as an artist and chief coordinator. During studies in Austria, Ntila mastered specialized etching techniques. He has exhibited widely in Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Europe. His etchings illustrate both traditional and contemporary life in Africa.

The etching on the cover of this book is titled Education in Tanzania. The umbrella-shaped structure on the top of the etching is Nkrumah Hall, a landmark of the University of Dar es Salaam. In his explanation of the etching, Robino wrote: "Tanzanian parents do everything they can in order to send their children to school and on to university. In return, their children come back with the fruits of their education and promote better health care and technology development. It is like a wheel -- giving and getting."

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