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UDSM ranks 23rd in top 100 varsities.

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  1. Msafiri Kasian

    Msafiri Kasian JF-Expert Member

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    By Edward Qorro
    The Citizen Reporter
    Dar es Salaam.

    The
    use of internet
    among higher
    learning institutions must be something
    to worry if the latest
    ranking on
    Information and
    Communication
    Technology (ICT) usage among world
    universities is
    anything to go by.

    According to
    rankings by
    Webometrics released in July this
    year, only one
    university from
    Tanzania has made it
    to the top hundred of
    the best universities in ICT usage in Africa. University of Dar es
    Salaam (UDSM) is the
    only higher learning
    institution to have
    made it in the
    celebrated 100 universities, ranking
    number 23, out of
    100 other
    universities in Africa.
    However, the
    position means that
    the fifty-year old
    university has now
    dropped by ten
    places, having been number 13 in last
    year’s rankings.On
    the global front,
    however, the
    country has climbed
    up the scale by 1,437 places, from position
    3,415 in 2011 to
    position 1,978 this
    year.
    University of Cape
    Town led the
    continent once
    again, followed by
    four other South
    African higher learning institutions
    in the top five of the
    rankings in the
    continent.
    Makerere University
    of Uganda heads the
    region having
    pitched itself at
    position 11 and
    number 1,173 globally.Following
    closely is the Nairobi
    University of Kenya
    at number 14, having
    also ranking number
    1,435 in the globe.No other universities
    from Tanzania
    features in the top
    100 rankings as the
    list goes on.

    Reacting to the
    rankings, UDSM’s
    deputy vice-
    chancellor
    (Academics), Prof
    Makenya Maboko, said there were
    other factors to
    consider in the
    rankings other than
    what he referred to
    as ‘website updating’. The academician
    argued there were
    some universities
    which spent more
    time in updating
    their websites and domains other than
    focusing on the
    quality education
    they offer. “It does not mean
    that we are
    unconcerned about
    this, but basically this
    does not reflect
    much on the quality of education,” added
    Prof Maboko.

    The
    Webometrics
    University Ranking is
    a ranking system
    based on university web presence,
    visibility and web
    access. This ranking system
    measures how
    strongly a university
    is present in the web
    by its own web
    domain, sub-pages, rich files, and
    scholarly articles.

    However, the
    rankings are not
    based on research,
    teaching, number of
    citations, ability to
    create internally generated funds as
    well as the
    international outlook
    measured by the
    proportion of
    international staff and students at
    institutions in the
    field.
     
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    Chipolopolo JF-Expert Member

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    Half full, half empty:so far so good, so far so bad?
     
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    njiwa JF-Expert Member

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    Dah tushachoka na hizi thread za udsm best! ... Hongereni! Alafu mkuu hata kama ni copy & paste jaribu ku edit ikae vema isomeke
     
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    Msafiri Kasian JF-Expert Member

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    mbona hii ranking inanichanganya? Wengine wanasema ni ya 11,lakini gazeti la the citizen wamesema ni 23. Sasa hapa ukweli ni upi?
     
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    ndupa JF-Expert Member

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    ungeuliza ni 11 kwa nini? Na wa 23 kwanini..nadhani hapo ndo ungepata jib..na kujua tofaut za majib hayo!!!
     
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    Msafiri Kasian JF-Expert Member

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    kaka,nimejitahidi kuedit kidogo,nadhani sasa hivi afadhali kidogo. Ndo kama unavyojua copy and paste.
     
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    MFYU JF-Expert Member

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    ..rankings zpo za aina mbil WEBMETRIC NA popularity.! Web ni 23rd,populatity(www.4icu.com)ndo ya 11th
     
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    Msafiri Kasian JF-Expert Member

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    asante kaka kwa kunielimisha hapo.
     
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    UDSM haiko hata kweye competition nyie mnaipa rank?
     
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    The_Emperor JF-Expert Member

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    Hao hao wanaojisifia vyuo vyao,ndio hao hao wanaolalamika kwamba ajira hakuna!

    Tafakari,Chukua Hatua

    Bell's sound:nge...!nge...!nge...!
     
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    Tanzania has made it
    to the top hundred of
    the best universities in ICT usage in Africa

    Angalia rangi nyekundu ili uwezo kutofautisha. Hii ya kwako ni katika ICT usage na siyo all aspects kama ilivyo kwenye other rankings ambayo inahusisha all aspects ambayo UDSM is ranking number 11. Nafikiri nitakuwa nimekusaidia kutambua hilo, kwani pia kuna rankings za Business School in Africa na Worldwide. Hivyo, siyo ajabu kuona ICT Rankings pia.
    TELO.
     
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