UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
DAR ES SALAAM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (DUCE)

SPECIAL EDUCATION UNIT

Welcome to the Special Education Unit

The Special Education Unit is under the Faculty of Education. It was established in the year 2005 and it is located in the College Faculty Building ground floor.

Students with Disabilities and Special Needs are an integral part of DUCE whereas their learning opportunities and the services available to them need to be assured in the same way they are for other students without disabilities. Special Education Unit aims at making reasonable adjustment to ensure Students with Disabilities are able to fully participate in all academic and non-academic opportunities within the college premises on the same basis as students without disabilities.
 

The support services provided by the Unit target, but not limited to the following:-

  • Students with Visual  impairment
  • Students who are Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Students with physical challenges(disabilities)
  • Students with Emotional and behavior  disorders (such as  ADHD and ADD)
  • Students with learning disabilities
  • Students with communication disorders
  • Students with albinism
  • Students with Neurological and Cognitive impairments

Students mentioned above and others with special needs benefit from additional educational services such as customized learning approaches, technologies, teaching areas/rooms and resources.
Also, Special Education Unit serves, among other roles to raise awareness and understanding of disability issues and special education needs by providing support, training and expert advice to academic and administrative areas of the University.

While the unit is primarily on students with disabilities, the development of more inclusive practices will benefit all students. The unit encourages exploration of work practices and urges the college to create a more inclusive learning environment.

STAFF

The UNIT has two categories of Staff

  • Transcribers (Braille/Sign Language), these are Professional  Special Education officers who serve under the Faculty of Education as Disability Liaison Officers to provide support, consultation and liaison between academics, Disability services and students with disability . These officers provide a link between Disability Services and all Faculties at DUCE.
  • Readers and note takers –These are part time staff who serve as  assistants to Transcribers to  support students in different occasions inside and outside the college/university premises to read, to  note take, to search for materials  and to guide the students with disabilities and special needs to different parts of the college premises.

READERS/NOTES TAKER BIOGRAPHIES.

1. SALMA IBRAHIM

She is a reader/note taker at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), where she assists students with special needs and disabilities in academic matters. Before joining DUCE, she worked as a call centre agent and a cash debt collector. She has also worked as a teacher volunteer in some government schools at Temeke district. She graduated from the University Of Dares Salaam, with a Bachelor of Arts with Education degree majoring Linguistics and Literature in 2019.

2. GLORY SARIKIAEL NANYARO

She has been a reader/note taker at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) since 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAED) obtained from the University of Dar es Salaam (DUCE- campus) in 2019 specialized in Geography and Economics subjects. She worked as a teacher at St. Lucas Pre and Primary school from June 2020-November 2020, she volunteered as a personal assistant for lecturers with Visual Impairment at DUCE from December 2019-May 2020.

3. AMOS YOHANA KABUSHI

He has been a reader/note taker for deaf and blind students at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) since 2019. Professionally, he is an English language and Literature teacher, whereas in the past, he had been working as a part time teacher at Unique Learning School in Zanzibar and Busonzo Secondary School in 2019 and 2018 respectively. He holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

4. NEEMA PASCO GASTO

She is a part time reader/note taker to students with disabilities and special needs at DUCE. She has been working as a reader and note taker at DUCE since 2019.  Ms. Gasto also holds her Bachelor of Education in Special Needs from Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU), specialized in Hearing Impairment and Biology as a teaching subject.

5. WILLIAM MWAGALA

He graduated from School of Library Archives and Documentation Studies (SLADS) Bagamoyo. He is working as a reader/note taker for students with special needs and disabilities at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). Mr. Mwagala is also a member in the basketball and volleyball team DUCE sports club.

6. MICKNES PASCHAL NDABISE

Ms. Ndabise is a part time reader/note taker for students with disabilities and special needs at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education, from the University of Dar es Salaam specialized in Kiswahili and Linguistics.

7. MILCAH MACHELE

Ms. Machele is a part time reader/note taker at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education, from the University of Dar es Salaam where she specialized in Geography and Literature in English.

8. MARCO PETRO MIKUMO

He is a part time reader/note taker at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). Professionally, he is a teacher specialized in English Language, Literature and Chinese Language. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education, from the University of Dar es Salaam. 

9. JOHANIC NSHALILA

She is a part time reader/note taker at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education, from the University of Dar es Salaam majoring in Linguistics and Literature.

10. DOREEN MANASE

She is a part time reader/note taker at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). Professionally, she is a teacher specialized in Linguistics and History subjects. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education degree from the University of Dar es Salaam.

11. BEATRICE JOSEPHAT MINJA

She is a part time reader/note taker for students with special needs and disabilities at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) where she assists students with visual impairment, hearing impairment and physical disabilities in keeping up with their University studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education from the University of Dar es Salaam (DUCE campus).

12. GODFREY ERNEST MUSHI

He is a reader/note taker for students with special needs and disabilities at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). Mr. Mushi has been working as a note taker and reader at DUCE since 2016. He has vast experience in due to working closely with students with special needs and disabilities for almost five years now. In 2015, he completed his Diploma Education at Teofilo Kisanji University with Basic Foundation of Procurement and Logistics.

13. MADINA MABULA

She is a part- time reader/note taker to students with disabilities and special needs at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), since 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Special Needs from Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU), specialized in Hearing Impairment and Chemistry as a teaching subject.

14. SWEETBERT M. ANSELMUS

He is a part-time reader and note taker at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). He holds a Bachelor of Education in Psychology from the University of Dar es Salaam. 

15. DYAMWALE AMIR MKUMBI

He is a part-time reader/note taker for students with Special Needs and disabilities at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). He has been working with the Special Education Unit from the year 2014 to present. He holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Tanzania-Mozambique Centre for Foreign Relations (CFR)

16. JOSHUA CHARLES HANGI

He is a reader/note taker for students with visual and hearing impairment at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). He has over 5 years experience working in Special Education Unit. Joshua has a certificate in Pharmaceutical Technician from City College of Health and Allied Science.

17. WILLIAM JOHN SEMPOLI

He is a reader and note taker for students with special needs and disabilities at the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). He has been working with Special Education Unit since February, 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Education with Agricultural Science and Biology from Sokoine University of Agriculture. He has experience in writing agricultural research, providing agricultural education, decoration, environmental designing, farm management and harvesting controlling to the marketing statue.

18. DORCAS JAPHET PETER

She is a reader and note taker for students with disabilities and special needs at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). Professionally, she is a business administrator in office and human resources manager. She holds Bachelor of Business Administration in Office and Human Resources Management, pursued at the University of Arusha.

19. YUSUPH MKOYI

He is a part time reader and note taker for students with disabilities at Dar-es-salaam University College of Education (DUCE) since 2019. Professionally, he is a teacher specialized in History and Kiswahili. He holds Bachelor of Arts with Education Degree from Teofilo Kisanji University.

20. MESHACK JOSEPH KAKULU

He is a part-time reader/note taker for students with special needs at Dar-es-Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) since 2016.  He completed his Diploma in Safety Management at Bandari College. 

21. RAPHAELY SEMGUMI

Is a part-time reader/note taker for students with Special Needs at Dar-es-salaam University College of Education (DUCE) since 2016. He completed his Diploma at Teofilo Kisanji University.

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Mr. Benigno Kumpanga

Head Special Education Unit