Welcome Note

I: Profile

Welcome to the Department of Social Studies, where we are dedicated to provide quality education by offering high quality knowledge through competence based teaching methodology by making practical difference in the real world through our teaching, our professional training and community services.

 

Departmental members engage in a wide range of activities, as well as collaboration with the surrounding community by utilizing available core resources to change the world through research and teaching social related courses by examining key social issues and problems and the ways in which politicians, institutions and professions respond.

 

In the fast-changing contemporary world, it is vital that we learn to think carefully about what our society is doing and where it is going. With this in mind, Social Studies Department provides students with knowledge that is academically sound, socially useful and vocationally relevant.

 

The Department of Social Studies offers a diverse range of degrees, non-degrees courses and research areas at Undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our aim is to provide students and the wider public with well-informed, practical understandings of the institutions, organizations and everyday experiences of individuals in diverse social situations.

 

Through our local and international partnerships, we are able to offer a rich range of learning experiences, in student placements for undergraduates where they are attached in both Public and Private Institutions to practically learn what they are taught in class.

 

Once interested in joining The Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy, we encourage students to make their best choices by opting courses offered by Social Studies Department including Human Resource Management, Records, Archives and Information Management, Library and Information Management as well as Management of Social Development.

 

The programmes listed above are delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, computer laboratory sessions and class-based practical exercises, with a strong emphasis on group and peer learning and the acquisition of practical skills underpinned by archival theory and knowledge. Assessment is through a mixture of essays, reports, presentations and practical assignments.

 

II: Summary of the Programmes offered:

  1. Human Resource Management

A. Overview

The course is designed specifically for students aspiring to work as human resources professionals, mediators and arbitrators, independent consultants, academicians, administrative officers, programme officers etc. It is our expectations that graduates of this programme will be able to work in multi environment with ability to respond to global pressures.

 

B. List of Programmes:

1

Basic Technician Certificate in Human Resource Management (BTC.HRM)

NTA Level 4

2

Technician Certificate in Human Resource Management (TC.HRM)

NTA Level 5

3

Ordinary Diploma in Human Resource Management (OD.HRM)

NTA Level 6

4

Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management (HD.HRM)

NTA Level 7

5

Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management (BD.HRM)

NTA Level 8

6

Masterís Degree in Human Resource Management (MD.HRM)

NTA Level 9

 

C. Objectives of the Programme:

*    To help student acquire required competencies for better results for the organization in which they will be working.

*    To enable graduates to identify, integrate and apply a body of knowledge and a set of techniques in the management process.

*    To prepare an administrative officers and future managers who are competent and able to apply the knowledge and skills in the context of organizational transformation.

 

  1. Management of Social Development

A. Overview

This programme is designed to produce social experts and professionals who will work closely the community. The graduates have and opportunity to specialize in fields likes social policy, social planning, social change and development, administration etc. The only interesting this is that, students can pursue this programme nowhere else except at this Academy.

 

B. List of Programmes offered:

1

Technician Certificate in Social Studies (TC.SS)

 NTA Level 5

2

Ordinary Diploma in Social Studies (OD.SS)

 NTA Level 6

3

Higher Diploma in Management of Social Development (HD.MSD)

NTA Level 7

4

Bachelors Degree in Management of Social Development (BD.MSD)

NTA Level 8

 

C. Objectives of the Programme:

*    To develop students academically and socially in order to enable them become responsible the broader needs of the society.

*    To prepare administrative and social workers who are competent and able to apply knowledge and skills in the context of social transformation.

*    To equip students with relevant tools of analysis for them to understand socio-economic and political development in Tanzania against the broader environment of the International demands.

 

  1. Records, Archives and Information Management

A. Overview

The programme focuses on the management of records and archives in a variety of digital and hard copy formats. Students learn to manage, organise, interpret and provide access to a wide range of records and archives, focussing on the management of records for ongoing purposes, and their selection, preservation and accessibility for future uses including historical research.

 

This programme prepares students to work in a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional archives and information management roles in both the private and public sectors.

 

B. List of Programmes offered:

1

Basic Technician Certificate in Records, Archives and Information Management (BTC.REC)

NTA Level 4

2

Technician Certificate in Records, Archives and Information Management (TC.REC)

NTA Level 5

3

Ordinary Diploma in Records, Archives and Information Management (OD.REC)

 NTA Level 6

4

Higher Diploma in Records, Archives and Information Management (HD.REC)

Underway

5

Bachelorsí Degree in Records, Archives and Information Management (BD.REC)

Underway

 

C. Objective of the Programme.

*    To understand the disciplines of records management and archives, their theoretical underpinnings and apply in practice established and developing knowledge and professional practice

*    To understand the nature of information and how information is created, organised, distributed and used in the records and archives sectors.

*    To communicate appropriately with information users assess the information needs of information user groups in the records management and archives sectors.

*    To assess the impact of emerging technologies on the work of the records management and archives professional.

*    To think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; apply relevant international standards, tools and practices to the professional practice of records management and archives

*    To recognise individual human rights, including rights of free access to information; appreciate the importance of cultural diversity when disseminating information

 

  1. Library and Information Management

A: Overview:

The programme is designed for graduates of all disciplines wishing to pursue a carer in Information and Library Management on a professional level.

The course aims to produce rounded practitioners who can contribute value to an organisation immediately, through core professional skills and a grasp of strategic and practical issues.

It provides an in-depth understanding of managerial and ethical issues involved in leading and supporting physical and digital library services and developmental initiatives. Career path for librarians include working in museums, hospitals, businesses, and public libraries.

B: List of Programme offered:

1

Basic Technician Certificate in Library and Information Management (BTC.LIM)

NTAL Level  4

2

Technician Certificate in Library and Information Management. (TC.LIM)

NTAL Level   5

3

Ordinary Diploma in Library and Information Management (OD.LIM)

NTAL Level   6

 

C. Objectives of the programme

*    To develop core skills to support career development such as management of library and information services, and effective information retrieval.

*    To give students a broad understanding of information management as well as librarianship to develop and broaden their understanding in these areas.

*    To develop skills in reflective practice and to encourage students to share and reflect upon their professional experiences through a combination of lectures and seminars by interacting with teaching staff and other students.

*    To enable existing library personnel to obtain a professional library qualification for promotional purposes.

III. Recent Activities undertaken by the Department

S/N

Research/Consultancy/Papers Presented

Titles

Client/Host

Authors

1

Paper presented to 1st International Conference on Development in East Africa: Conditioning, Aspects and Effects

Traditional Knowledge and Climate Change: The untold stories of environmental preservation from Kilimanjaro

Mkwawa University Collage of Education (MUCE)

Mr. Steven C. Kauzen &

Ms. Ambihasia P. Mosha

2

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Qualifications and Specializations of Academic Staff

S/N

Names

Sex

Qualifications

Area of specialization

Contacts

1

Dr. Thomas Ndaluka

M

PhD

Sociology

thomas.ndaluka@mnma.ac.tz

2

Dr. Rose Mbwete

F

PhD

Sociology

rose.mbwete@mnma.ac.tz

3

Dr. Christopher Luge

M

PhD

History

christopher.luge@mnma.ac.tz

4

Dr. Jason Nkyabonaki

M

PhD

Public Administration

jason.nkyabonaki@mnma.ac.tz

5

Mr. Paul Mtasigazya

M

PhD

Public Administration

 -

6

Mr. Gidion Bulengela

M

PhD****

Sociology

gideon.bulengela@mnma.ac.tz

7

Mr. Victor Mbande

M

PhD****

Sociology

victor.mbande@mnma.ac.tz

8

Mr. Max Mbota

M

PhD****

Sociology

maxmillian.mbota@mnma.ac.tz

9

Ms. Beatrice Mkunde

F

PhD****

Public Administration

beatrice.mkunde@mnma.ac.tz

10

Mr. Martini Khalitibu

M

PhD****

Development Studies

martin.osward@mnma.ac.tz

11

Ms. Matilda Demzee

F

PhD****

Development Studies

matilda.demzee@mnma.ac.tz

12

Mr. Akili Njama

M

PhD****

Political Science

akili.njama@mnma.ac.tz

13

Mr. Parit Ole Saruni

M

PhD****

Development studies

 -

14

Mr. Richard Kappia

M

PhD****

Development Studies

richard.kappia@mnma.ac.tz

15

Ms. Jenifer Nkwera

F

PhD****

History

jennifer.nkwera@mnma.ac.tz

16

Mr. Sigfrid Tumaini

M

Masters

Human Resource Management

sigfrid.tumaini@mnma.ac.tz

17

Ms. Beatrice Ngowi

F

Masters

Public Administration

beatrice.ngowi@mnma.ac.tz

18

Mr. Denis  Sanchawa

M

Masters

Public Administration

denis.sanchawa@mnma.ac.tz

19

Mr. Evarist Mkanadara

M

Masters

Public Administration

evarist.mkandara@mnma.ac.tz

20

Ms. Ambiliasia Mosha

F

Masters

Public Administration

ambiliasia.mosha@mnma.ac.tz

21

Ms. Mariam Chaurembo

F

Masters

Management and International Business

mariam.chaurembo@mnma.ac.tz

22

Mr. Steven Kauzen

M

Masters

Human Recourses Management

steven.kauzen@mnma.ac.tz

23

Mr. Emmanuel Osward

M

Masters

Business Administration

osward.emmanuel@mnma.ac.tz

24

Ms. Huruma Mogha

F

Masters

Library and  Information Studies

huruma.mogha@mnma.ac.tz

25

Mr. Sixbert Amsi

M

Masters

Library and  Information Studies

sixbert.amsi@mnma.ac.tz

26

Mr. Vivian Kapilima

M

Masters*****

Political Science and Public Administration

vivian.kapilima@mnma.ac.tz

27

Ms. Rose Sigala

F

Bachelor Degree

Management of Social Development

rose.sigala@mnma.ac.tz

 

Contact:

Department of Social Studies

Administration Block

Ground Floor, Room No. 7

E-mail: ssdepartment@mnma.ac.tz