Sunday, 8 December 2013

Students crack their heads to survive on campus

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Edward Qorro

Students and staff at St Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) in Mwanza have always held the name Zion dear to their hearts.

At Zion, there is a secretarial bureau and a restaurant where both students and staff frequent to have their daily meals.

Twenty three-year-old Noel Shirima, a third-year Public Relations in Marketing student is the brain behind the two ventures.

Before he joined the university, Shirima had no idea he would one day be a successful entrepreneur. However, circumstances compelled him to scratch his head and think of a way that could help him make money to solve his financial problems.

“At one point I nearly got de-registered by the university administration for lack of tuition fee. The only solution to my problem was to start up a business on campus,”
says Shirima.

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