Saint Augustine University of Tanzania always strive for excellence in making sure that the society is guided towards learned people. It is guided by criterias that make sure excellence prevails:
1. SFUCHAS has been accredited.
Accreditation is “a kind of formal recognition of a programme or institution by an external body, on the basis of an assessment of its quality, and resulting in a certain status regarding degree-awarding capacity, recognition of these degrees by third parties, credit-transfer to other accredited institutions, direct or indirect funding, and other external effects”. In most cases accreditation is the result of an evaluation or external quality assurance procedure, assessing whether a programme or institution meets the academic or professional standards of the accrediting body (accreditation body).
2. SFUCHAS deliver competence in the job market
Competences describe what a learner knows or is able to demonstrate after the completion of learning process. This concerns both subject specific competences and generic competences, like communication skills and leadership.
3.SFUCHAS programmes are employable
Employability is a “set of achievements – skills, understanding and personal attributes – that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy”. However, employability should not be confused with merely a profession orientation in a narrow sense (readiness for particular profession). Its aim cannot be just to respond to short-term labour market concerns. Rather, the link between employability and academic learning outcomes should be realized by fostering analytical thinking, competent reasoning, ability to structure information and arguments, and the ability to interact in a social context.
4. SFUCHAS provides life-long learning to experts it produces
Lifelong learning can be seen as “all purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competences”. Lifelong learning is about “valuing all forms of learning, including: formal learning, such as a degree course followed university; non-formal learning, such as vocational skills acquired at the workplace; and informal learning, such as inter-generational learning or learning how to play an instrument together with friends”.