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Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Elimu (Education Forum)' started by epigenetics, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. epigenetics

    epigenetics JF-Expert Member

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    Some positivity once in a while is not a bad idea. Ni akinanani (former Students and/or Faculty) ambao wameweza kufanya mambo makubwa (ktk academia, industry, politics, business etc) ndani na nje ya TZ kutokana na qualification zao? Let us celebrate achievements.

    1. Prof. Benno Ndulu, Economist
    Africa Governer of the year, 2009. He received a honorary doctorate from the ISS in the Hague in recognition of his contributions to Capacity Building and Research on Africa in 1997. Following his Ph.D. degree in economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, he taught economics and published widely on growth, adjustment, governance and trade.

    2. Marehemu Dr. Walter Rodney

    3. Dr. Anna Kajumulo TIBAIJUKA (D.Sc., Agro-Economics)
    UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT

    4. Dr. Asha Rose Migiro
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    Mwenda_Pole JF-Expert Member

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    the twist still continues.. huyu jamaa majuzi kapewa tuzo naona vyombo vyote vya habari vimetonywa hadi blogs kuhakikisha kwamba watanzania wengi wanaisoma. Kana kwamba hiyo haitoshi naona mkuu umeamua kumuanzishia na thread kabisa JF, Nijuavyo mimi wasomi wa ki-TZ wapo wengi tu kama yeye na wengine zaidi. But pamoja na sifa zote hizo mkuu ulizotueleza umeshajiuliza je alifanya nini wakati ule fedha za watanzania zilikuwa zinatoweka chini ya aliye kuwa mkuu wake Daudi Balali?
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    epigenetics JF-Expert Member

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    Prof. Mwesiga Baregu, PhD '87 Stanford University
    Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Until early 2003, he headed the Peace and Security Research Programme at SAPES Trust in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a member of the Executive Council of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) and the Africa Peace Research and Education Association (AFPREA).

    Prof. Issa Shivji

    Marehemu Prof. Haroub Othman
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    epigenetics JF-Expert Member

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    Companero Platinum Member

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    • Prof. Keto Mshigeni Receives AAU's African Higher Education Excellence Award
    • Prof Keto Elitabu Mshigeni was the recipient of the African Higher Education Excellence Award (AHEEA) 2009. The Award was conferred on Prof Mshigeni during the AAU's General Conference organised in Abuja, Nigeria recently. The Award, which was the first ever, was organised by the AAU, recognises the distinguished contribution of an African academic to higher education in Africa through outstanding research, teaching, social responsiveness, and innovative leadership. In addition, the Award aims to revitalise the African academy and to raise levels of public awareness that will see a higher level of involvement in higher education by civil society, the public sector, and the emergent African private sector. For more information, please click, http://gc.aau.org/detailmedia.php?id=6
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    Bao3 JF-Expert Member

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    mwingine ni dr. Nchimbi(ccm). Chama chenyewe chajua zaidi, no maswali!!
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    Companero Platinum Member

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    Prof. Isaria Kimambo (The only Professor Emeritus at UDSM?)

    Isaria Ndelahiyosa Kimambo turned 72 years of age in 2003, For half his
    lifetime Kimambo has served the Department of History of University
    Dar es Salaam and the Historical Association of Tanzania (HAT). Established
    in 1964, the Department of History is one of the oldest departments
    in the University, which started in 1961 as a college of the University
    of London. In 1963 this became the college of the University of East
    Africa, based at Makerere, Uganda, and in 1970 it became a full-fledged
    University. HAT, which became a non-governmental organization in
    2000, was born in 1966, with Kimambo as one of the founding members.

    Kimambo joined the Department of History in 1965, when he was in
    his third year of doctoral studies at Northwestern University. In 1967 he
    successfully defended his dissertation entitled "The Political History of
    the Pare People to 1900," which was based on research he conducted in
    Upare in northeastern Tanzania. In 1969 he became the Head of History
    Department, the first indigenous Head, taking over from Terence O.
    Ranger, who left the Department and joined the University of California
    at Los Angeles as Director of African Studies.

    Following the establishment of the University of Dar es Salaam in
    1970, Kimambo became the first Chief Academic Officer (CACO), a position
    he held for 12 years. This proved to be the most challenging and
    stressful time of his career. As CACO he was torn between the need to
    East-Africanize the University-when there were literally no qualified
    East African specialists in a number of subjects taught at the University-
    and the obligation to maintain the academic excellence at the level set by
    its predecessors, the University of East Africa and the University of London.
    This was particularly stressful because the non-East Africans, some
    of whom had totally opposed the idea of establishing an independent University,
    were eagerly waiting to see the University fail. Kimambo also recalls
    that the office was more demanding then than it is today because it
    was less decentralized. For example, the CACO directly handled all matters
    pertaining to postgraduate studies, staff research, and teaching proficiency,
    sectors which at present are decentralized, being administered by
    the Directorates of Postgraduate Studies, Research and Publications, and
    Continuing Education respectively, before they get to CACO.

    Although pleased to serve the University administration, Kimambo
    also confesses that the time he spent in administration has left a regretable
    impact professionally, as it seriously impaired his research and publication
    capabilities. The bibliography at the end of this paper reflects this observation,
    since he hardly published any work during the time he was in
    the top University administration. Despite the handicapping busy period
    in his career, Kimambo, in comparative terms, still ranks high in the number
    of publications, having produced five single-authored or edited books,
    four co-edited volumes, and over twenty articles published in journals and
    edited books, and many more unpublished seminar and conference papers.
    He has also served as a UNESCO member of International Scientific
    Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa from 1971 to

    Looking at his bibliography shows that Kimambo is vested with an encyclopedic
    knowledge of history. He has covered with full professional
    proficiency a wide range of themes, boldly attacking historical fallacies,
    tirelessly defending Africans' historical interests, and practically demonstrating
    the relevance of history to humanity.

    Source: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/history_in_africa/v032/32.1mapunda.pdf
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    Companero Platinum Member

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    Honorary Graduand, Rhodes University, 18 April 2009.

    By Professor Paul Maylam

    He has been described as one of Africa's "most radical and original thinkers", and as "a
    courageous and inspiring scholar" with "a commitment to emancipatory politics at all
    times". Issa Shivji has for long been the quintessential scholar-cum-activist, leading a
    distinguished career as both a brilliant academic and as a forthright public intellectual
    speaking out on a range of key contemporary issues.

    Issa Shivji's academic career, spanning almost four decades, has been firmly based at
    the University of Dar es Salaam. Starting out in 1970 as a tutorial assistant, rising to a
    full professorship in the law faculty by 1986, a position he held for twenty more years
    until his apparent retirement in 2006. I say "apparent", because a year ago he was
    appointed to the post of Professor in Pan-African Studies at the university – a chair
    created to promote interdisciplinary research into socio-economic and cultural issues in
    Africa, and to stimulate rigorous intellectual debate. Issa Shivji clearly the ideal person
    to fill this chair, having spent his whole career engaged in debate and interdisciplinary
    intellectual pursuits.

    A lawyer by training Professor Shivji is equally at home in the field of political economy,
    regularly producing sharp critical tracts on such topics as globalisation, neo-liberalism,
    poverty, inequality and a host of other themes. This capacity to bring together law and
    political economy was well demonstrated in his major book, Law, State and the Working
    Class in Tanzania: c.1920-1964, published in 1986 – a book that has become an African
    studies classic. Three years later came another groundbreaking book, The Concept of
    Human Rights in Africa – a critique of prevailing human rights ideologies, and an attempt
    to reconceptualise human rights from the perspective of African workers.

    These are just two of eighteen books published by Professor Shivji – to which one must
    add 35 journal articles, and 33 chapters in books - some of the works translated into
    foreign languages, including Arabic. A formidable publication record – but this has just
    been the academic output, produced mainly for fellow academics and students. Issa
    Shivji is also a public intellectual writing on critical issues for a wider audience. Here
    again the output has been immense – between 1990 and 2005 alone about 150 articles,
    appearing in three different newspapers, covering contemporary events and trends in
    Tanzania and beyond. In a bold, incisive style of journalism he has ranged across a
    broad set of themes – but always at the forefront of his concerns have been the failures
    of Tanzania's ruling elite and the plight of the country's working people.

    Combining scholarship and activism has been integral to Issa Shivji's career. As a
    student at the Dar es Salaam campus he became caught up in the radical fervour of the
    late 1960s. Students started their own journal, The Spark, with Issa contributing to the
    first issue – an article that called for law to be taught in its social, economic and
    historical context – an approach that would actually be adopted by the law faculty, and
    one which Issa has practised throughout his career.

    For many people the end of their university years also marks the end of their activism.
    Not so with Issa Shivji. As a practising lawyer and academic he has taken up legal cases,
    acting pro bono on behalf of the poor, the vulnerable, and the disadvantaged; has taught
    literacy classes and assisted self-help, home-building schemes; has often rendered
    service as a consultant – for, among others, Oxfam, the UN Development Programme,
    the Trade Union Congress of Tanzania, as well as local government reform programmes.

    Then further roles – in the 1980s serving as Director of the International Third World
    Legal Studies Association; chairing a presidential commission of inquiry into land matters
    in Tanzania in the early 1990s; President of the Media Council of Tanzania since 2006;
    for long playing a key role in CODESRIA – the Council for the Development of Social
    Science Research In Africa.

    Such has been the development of his worldwide reputation that there have been
    demands on his services across the globe – visiting professorships in India, Hong Kong,
    Mexico, the UK, Senegal, Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

    Issa Shivji has been no academic careerist. Admirable are the principled positions he has
    taken on many issues: consistently speaking out on behalf of exploited Tanzanians;
    railing against corporate greed and the global culture of consumerism; condemning
    African regimes that violate human rights; bemoaning the corporatisation of universities
    and the accompanying suppression of critical thought; always passionate about making
    the world a better place, politically, socially and culturally. Humble in character,
    egalitarian in spirit, committed to intellectual honesty, Issa has been described as "a
    source of inspiration and an extraordinary example of struggle to build up African
    universities not only with high standards, but with scholars committed to the
    development of the continent".

    Today Rhodes University is proud to honour a distinguished academic, a prolific writer, a
    teacher and practitioner of law with an ardent commitment to social justice, an
    internationally renowned public intellectual driven by a passion for freedom and an
    intense concern for the common good.

    Mr Chancellor, I have the honour to request you to confer on Issa G. Shivji the degree of
    Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

    Source: https://www.ru.ac.za/documents/RU%20Home/Citations09/CITATION%20%20FOR%20%20ISSA%20%20SHIVJI.pdf
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    Kweli manabii hawakubaliwi kwao. Usiku mwema. Ila hiyo orodha haiwezi kukamilika bila huyu:

    Justinian Rweyemamu

    Justinian Rweyemamu

    Justinian F. Rweyemamu (1942 – March 30, 1982) was a Tanzanian economist, mathematician,[citation needed] philosopher and writer.

    Rweyemamu was born in Katoma, Bukoba, in what was then called Tanganyika. He studied at Fordham University and obtained his PhD at Harvard University. A scholar and practitioner of development, he was Professor of economics at the University of Dar es Salaam (being the youngest African tenured professor), and then Dean of its Faculty of Social Sciences, Permanent Secretary of the Planning Ministry and Personal Assistant to President Julius Nyerere.

    Internationally recognized, Rweyemamu was a member of the UN Committee for Development Planning, worked for the Brandt Commission and for the UN Director General for Development and International Cooperation. He was Chairman of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research In Africa (CODESRIA), member of the Committee of the Third World Forum and a founding member of The International Foundation for Development Alternatives (IFDA).

    His writings include Underdevelopment and Industrialization in Tanzania: A Study of Perverse Capitalist Development (Nairobi: Oxford University Press, 1973); chapters in several books such as Towards Socialist Planning, The Teaching of Economics in Africa, Industrialization and Income Distribution in Africa, - Pugwash on Self-reliance, North-South: A Programme for Survival (The Brandt report), Dialogue for a New Order, as well as many papers in periodicals like Africa Development, The Journal of Modern African Studies and Development Dialogue. A collection of his several works and essays are included in the book published in his memory, Third World Options: Power, security and hope for another development (Tanzania Publishing House, 1992).

    Source: [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justinian_Rweyemamu[/ame] (Cross-checked by Companero)
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    aisee akhsanteni sana kumbe kunawatanzania walifanya mambo mazuri atufaham tu...
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    Abdulrahman Babu vipi?