Construction of Aga Khan Varsity Set to Begin in Tanzania

By Zephania Ubwani

Construction of the Aga Khan University campus in Arusha is set to take off soon, its officials have announced.

This will see Arusha -- the seat of the East African Community (EAC) and allied regional organisations -- playing an additional role as the intellectual, social and political hub of the region.

The project is part of a planned $500 million expansion in East Africa by the Aga Khan. It seeks to enrol health sciences and arts students from across the region -- notably from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan.