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Julius Nyang'oro, author of Kikwete bio resigns from UNC

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Ndjabu Da Dude, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Ndjabu Da Dude

    Ndjabu Da Dude JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna skendo kubwa ya plagiarism among NCAA athletes at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, in which Professor Julius Nyang'oro, Author of infamous JK Biography is implicated. Now he has finally decided to hit the exit door as Chairman of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at UNC-CH.

    UNC chairman resigns amid athletic investigation


    UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp said in a statement that Julius Nyang'oro, who headed the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, has resigned as the university looks at "possible irregularities with courses that included undergraduate students."

    "Because academic integrity is paramount, we have every obligation to get to the bottom of these issues," Thorp said.

    The resignation follows reports in The News & Observer that raised quabout Nyang'oro's connections to football players and the athletic department. He will continue to teach.

    Last week, the N&O reported that Nyang'oro had hired a sports agent to teach a summer class this year without telling his boss, Arts and Sciences Dean Karen Gil, about the agent's profession. The sports agent, Carl Carey Jr., a former advisor to football players at UNC-CH who earned his doctorate there, was representing two football players at the time he taught the class.

    Nyang'oro's handling of two football players who took his classes also drew attention. He missed a blatant case of plagiarism in a paper submitted by one football player, Michael McAdoo. His department allowed a highly prized recruit, Marvin Austin, as an incoming freshman, to take a 400 level class taught by Nyang'oro before Austin had taken introductory classes that included a remedial writing class. Austin received a B plus in the class.

    Both football players were kicked off the team last year as part of an NCAA investigation into academic misconduct and impermissible benefits from sports agents and their go-betweens. Carey is not among the agents found to have given players illegal gifts.

    Allegations of NCAA violations include an assistant coach taking money from an agent, a former UNC football player who the NCAA considers an agent with access to players in the weight room, and numerous athletes accepting trips, parties and other perks from agents.That investigation into impermissible benefits and academic misconduct forced 14 players to miss at least one game last season, and seven sat out the entire season.

    In July, Thorp fired football coach Butch Davis and accepted the retirement of Athletic Director Dick Baddour. UNC-CH has until Sept. 19 to respond to an NCAA notice of allegations, and is scheduled to appear before the association's infractions committee on Oct. 28.
    After McAdoo's plagiarism was discovered by rival N.C. State University fans, and confirmed by The N&O, Thorp acknowledged that the university had missed it. But he continued to stand behind Nyang'oro, calling him a "great colleague."

    Thorp was Nyang'oro's supervisor as dean of the Arts and Sciences college from July 2007 to May 2008, when Thorp became chancellor.
    According to an academic resume, Nyang'oro began teaching at UNC-CH in 1984 as a visiting professor. He was hired as a professor six years later and became chairman of the African studies department in 1992.
    His resume lists two teaching honors -- one from undergraduate students for the 1990-1991 academic year, and the outstanding faculty award from the Class of 2000 -- and four pages of published books and articles.

    James Peacock, a UNC-CH anthropology professor and former faculty chairman, called Nyang'oro "one of the finest human beings and teachers and administrators whom I have ever known. Period. I don't really know anything about the situation with the plagiarism and all the rest, but whatever he have done in that area, and I don't know anything about it, should be balanced (with) his superb contributions in so many other ways."

    Nyang'oro, 56, has a law degree from Duke University, and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Miami, according to his resume. He received his bachelor's degree from a university in Tanzania.
    He made $171,000 a year as chairman, overseeing a staff of 22. He will lose $12,000 in salary by leaving the post.

    Nyang'oro had not responded to numerous requests for interviews over the past several weeks. Reached at his office today, he declined to comment and referred a reporter to the university administration.

    Thorp said professor Evelyne Huber will serve as the interim chairman for the African studies department. She is also chairman of the political science department.

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  2. RAJ PATEL JR

    RAJ PATEL JR JF-Expert Member

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    Who knows, the fact that he wrote a 'good' book about Kikwete, may be he's coming back to Tanzania to hold a senior government position. Let's just wait and see
     
  3. Ndjabu Da Dude

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    You may be right. In the meantime, though, he still retains his teaching position as "Professor" at UNC-CH while the investigation is ongoing. At any rate, there's no doubt dude sure knows how to play his cards well.
     
  4. Nyani Ngabu

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    Dude is making some good money...171,000 stacks a year ain't too shabby.
     
  5. Lambardi

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    Yaaa jamaa yuko safi aisee sasa du hayaa tutansubiria aje bongo au kwa sasa JK hana mambo yale tena ya kiushikaji??
     
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    Malipo ni hapa hapa duniani, mzee wake (Mch. Nyang'oro) alichukua nafasi zilizotolewa na wamisionari ili wa TZ wakasome USA na kuwapa wanawe wote badala ya kuzitoa nafasi hizo kwa wakristo wote kama lilivyokuwa lengo la wamisionari
     
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    Money is not Happiness, look he end up doing something wrong...

    He has done nothing 2 Tanzania One thing he did is to befriending our President through the back Door - Writing a book about JKikwete
     
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    Yeah...
     
  9. Mzito Kabwela

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    Profesa Julius Nyang'oro, mwandishi wa kitabu cha Maisha ya Kisiasa ya Rais Jakaya Kikwete ameachishwa kazi Marekani kwa tuhuma za udanganyifu wa Kitaaluma.

    Profesa Nyang'oro alikuwa Mkuu wa Idara ya Masomo ya Waafrika na Wamarekani weusi katika chuo kikuu cha North Carolina ambacho kimedumu kwa takriban karne tatu sasa kikiwa kimeanza kuchukua wanafunzi kuanzia mwaka 1795 na ni miongoni mwa vyuo vikuu vya kwanza nchini Marekani.

    Aliachishwa kazi tangu katikati ya mwaka jana kwa kuwapa alama za kufaulu wanafunzi wasio na uwezo wa kitaaluma na pia kubuni kozi za kusoma ambazo hazikuwa zikifundishwa.

    Tuhuma au Shaka dhidi ya utendaji wa Professa huyu mwandishi wa kitabu cha: JK: A Political Biography of Jakaya Kikwete kilichozinduliwa Dar es salaam Desemba 11, 2010 zilianza mwaka 2006 kutokana na ripoti ya aliyekuwa Kaimu mkuu wa Idara ya sanaa ya chuo hicho Madelaine Levine kumhusu msomi huyo ikisema kuna misaada ya kitaakuma ambayo Nyang'oro alikuwa akiitoa kwa wanafunzi ambayo ilipitiliza misaada ya kawaida ambayo walimu wanatakiwa kuotoa.

    Katika mawasiliano yake na mwanafunzi Cynthia Reynolds kwa njia ya barua pepw Nyang'oro aliandikiwa hivi. "Nasikia kwenye mhula huu utanisaidia sana. Je nikuandalie zawadi ya kawaida au Mapesa?"

    Kwa mujibu wa sheria za Marekani wanafunzi wanaotaka kucheza katika ligi ya Kikapu NBA na ile ya michezo ya Raga ya kimarekani (American Football) ni lazima wafaulu vyuo vikuu na alichokuwa akifanya Nyang'oro ni kuwaingiza katika masomo rahisi kama vile Lugha ya Kiswahili ambayo angetoa maksi zilizowawezesha kufaulu na hivyo kupata nafasi ya kucheza NBA.

    Profesa huyo alikuwa akilipwa mshahara wa dola za kimarekani 171,000 kwa Mwaka ambayo ni sawa na Tsh 23M kwa mwezi.
    Mbali na mshahara huo alikuwa akilipwa Dola 132,000 kwa kufundisha wanamichezo na kufundisha madarasa ya majira ya kiangazi ambayo baadae yalibainika hayakuwapo.

    Kutokana na mapato yake yaliyokuwa yakifika Dola 303,000 kwa Mwaka ambayo ni sawa na Sh Milioni 485 haikueleweka ni kwa vipi Prof huyo alitaka kuongeza kipato kwa kufanya mambo ya kifisadi.

    Inaelezwa pia kuwa alishindwa kulipa mkopo wake wa nyumba ambao ni sawa na Asilimia tano tu ya mapato yake kwa mwaka.
     
  10. Philip Dominick

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    Na bado,afungwe kabisa
     
  11. Simiyu Yetu

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    Tupe viambatisho vya taarifa yako, unasema prof wa kikwete kwani jk anachungu cha kuaandaa maprof upeo wako upoje wewe
     
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    Huyo ni bora wakam-deport kabisa asije leta matatizo makubwa zaidi
     
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    Remote JF-Expert Member

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    Buku 7
     
  14. Mzizi wa Mbuyu

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    Gazeti la Raia Mwema leo
     
  15. Mzizi wa Mbuyu

    Mzizi wa Mbuyu JF-Expert Member

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    Inaonyesha hata kitabu cha JK amedanganya sana na kutoa sifa za uongo kwa JK!
     
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    mkuu punguza papara basi! Mtanzania yeyote ni wa JK Including huyo LE PROFESELI!
     
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    Bangoo JF-Expert Member

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    Maprofesa wetu walioko nje wanaenda kufundisha KISWAHILI.
     
  18. Spike Lee

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    Sidhani kama Kikwete alikuwa anaitajika kwenye huu uzi wako, Kikwete anamiliki maprofesa, halafu habari yako imekaa kishabiki zaidi ingekuwa vizuri ungeweka vyanzo.
     
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    Uchakachuaji unaofanyika huku kaupeleka Marekani!
     
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    Naunga mkono hoja.
    Shame on him.Ameiabisha Tanzania na Waafrika wote.Naomba Serikali ya Obama iruhusu sheria ichukue mkondo wake ili kukomesha kabisa huu ulaghai na udanganyifu wa Professe' wa Kiwete na wapuuzi wengine kama hao.
     
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