TGCL Welcomes New LLM and PhD Students
The Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies (TGCL) inaugurated its new academic year 2015/16 with a formal opening ceremony on 2 November 2015. At this event, 15 new LLM students and one new PhD student were received by the Deputy German Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr John Reyels, by TGCL student adviser Hon. Dr Steven Bwana and by the TGCL management team, consisting of Professor Ulrike Wanitzek, Dr Benedict T Mapunda and Mr Johannes Döveling.
After words of welcome by the TGCL management, the Deputy German Ambassador gave an insightful presentation in which he highlighted the importance of deepened regional integration in East Africa for the development of the whole region. The TGCL student advisor followed with a few words of advice, pointing out the crucial role of integer and well-trained lawyers for the East African societies.
Out of the 16 newly admitted students, two are from Burundi, four from Kenya, one from Rwanda, two from Tanzania, five from Uganda and two from South Sudan. Up until today, the TGCL has admitted 112 students to its study programmes, whereas half of them originates from outside of Tanzania.