To achieve research excellence and learning, the African Centre for Research Agricultural Advancement and Teaching Excellence and Sustainability in Food and Nutrition Security (CREATES – FNS) has provided full scholarship for the academic year 2021 /2022 to seven master’s students and three PhD students whose research will focus on promoting and improve fish farming, dairy sector and food and nutrition security through research and development of innovative solutions.

The CREATES – FNS team welcomed the new sponsored students to the Nelson Mandela African Institution Of Science and Technology (NM –AIST) community during the orientation session held on 18th January 2022 at the NM –AIST, ACE Conference room.

During the session, the CREATES – FNS Centre leader, Prof. Hulda Shaidi Swai, welcomed the new students and insisted to valuing the opportunity they got and make meaningful impactful to themselves and the entire African community.

“This scholarship fund is a loan from the World Bank to the Government of Tanzania, you all should take this precious opportunity at the best of your knowledge and address our nation’s and African society challenges. This will make worthy of the loan and your time at NM-AIST, said Prof. Swai.

During the meeting, the NM – AIST faculty member Prof. Gabriel Shirima urged the students to study and understand the NM-AIST Academic guideline which will help them graduate on a timely basis while adhering to the fund’s agreement.

Speaking on behalf of the fellow sponsored students Ms. Wilfrida Roman extended grateful appreciation token to the CREATES – FNS management and NM – AIST faculty members for giving them the opportunity, pledging to implement all the directives for the benefit of the nation.



The CREATES-FNS Centre Leader Prof. Hulda Shahidi Swai addressing to the newly sponsored students for the academic 2021/2022 during the orientation meeting held at ACE Conference Room on 18th January 2022.

The CREATES-FNS Centre Leader Prof. Hulda Shaidi Swai (fourth from left) in a group photo with the newly sponsored students for the academic year 2021/2022 after the orientation meeting held at ACE Conference room on 18 January 2022.