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.

 

Reader / Notes Taker Biography.

1. TARIQ MOHAMEDI MTAHU

Mr. Mtahu holds a Bachelor Degree of Art with Education (BAED) from DUCE where he specialized in teaching History and Literature. He has worked as a teacher at Ocean Secondary School, Mayanga Secondary School and Check Point Open School.

2. KAGOMA MARWA

Mr. Marwa holds a Bachelor Degree of Art with Education (BAED) from DUCE where he specialized in teaching History and Political Science. He has worked as a teacher at Sanje University Academy in Mwenge

3. REHEMA MSUYA

Ms. Msuya holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in Arts from the University of Dodoma, graduated in 2017. She has worked as a tutor at Coast Teacher Training College for two years, and a peer educator for one year under Don Bosco program at Mwanakwerekwe and KKKT dispensary for one year. She has also volunteered in some government schools in Dodoma and Morogoro.

4. ANTHONIA MARK MOGELA

Before joining DUCE, Ms. Mogela worked as a learner guider at CAMFEDT Tanzania, a Non-Governmental Organization which provides financial aid from vulnerable environment. She also worked as a teacher volunteering at Makurumla Secondary School (Ubungo district). She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education, majoring History and English Literature, graduated in 2018 at the University of Dar es Salaam

5. ALICE MALISA

Ms. Malisa holds a Bachelor of Education in Science (Chemistry) from the University of Dar-es-Salaam Class (2019). She is interested in Integration Education, Equal treatment and Opportunities to the Students with special needs..

6.  ANETH WIDMARK NDEKIRWA

Ms. Ndekirwa graduated from the University of Dodoma with the Bachelor of Education in Special Needs, majoring in Literature 2021. During her studies, she worked as a volunteer sign language interpreter for students with hearing impairment during lecture hours from 2018 to 2021.

7. ISSACK JUMA KAYA

Mr. Kaya holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education. As a professional, in 2020 to 2021, he volunteered at Ibungilo Secondary School. In 2018 to 2020, he worked as an academic teacher at Living Waters Primary School.

8.  DEBORA HARON MALUNDA

Ms. Malunda holds a Bachelor of Art with Education majoring in Linguistics and Literature. She has been helping individuals with various disabilities at her family for a longer period of time before starting her career as reader and note taker for students with special needs.

9. NIGANILE ZAKARIA MWANTIMWA

Ms. Mwantimwa assists students with physical impairment to fulfil their dreams in education by reading and taking notes for them. She is professionally a Literature and Kiswahili teacher, holding a Bachelor of Arts with Education from the University of Dar es Salaam. She graduated in 2020.

10. OMEGA FRANCIS

Mr. Francis holds Bachelor of Education in Special Needs, majoring in Geography and Sign Language. He graduated in 2021 at the University of Dodoma (UDOM). During his studies, he worked as a volunteer of sign language interpreter for students with hearing impairment during lecture hours from 2018-2021.

11. GODFREY JOHANES

Mr. Johanes holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education, majoring in Linguistics and Literature from DUCE in 2019. He has worked as a teacher at Safe Hands Nursery School (Dar es Salaam), Buturi Secondary School (Mara), Herman boy’s Secondary School (Dar es Salaam) and Grace English Medium Primary School. He has also worked with Airtel Tanzania Company (Mwanza branch) as a product distributor

12. GOODLUCK GLADSTONE KIMARO

Mr. Kimaro holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education in History and Linguistics from the University of Dar es Salaam. He also volunteered at Lumo Secondary school for six months.

13. REBECA SWEYA

Ms. Sweya is a Chemistry and Biology teacher, holding a Bachelor of Education in Science from Marian University College. She has worked as a volunteer assisting lecturers with special needs (Visual Impairment) at Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) from December 2020 to February 2021. She has also worked as a volunteer Chemistry teacher at Juhudi Secondary School from February to October 2021.

14. MAPUNDA YOHANA

Mr. Yohana worked in private schools in Ilala district. He graduated in 2019 at the University of Dar es Salaam holding a Bachelor of Arts with Education, majoring in Literature and Kiswahili.

15. JOHANIC NSHALILA

Ms. Nshalila holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education, from the University of Dar es Salaam, majoring in Linguistics and Literature.

16. MARCO PETRO MIKUMO

Mr. Mikumo 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

17. WILLIAM JOHN SEMPOLI

Mr. Sempoli 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, and farm management and harvesting controlling to the marketing statue

18. SALMA IBRAHIM

Before joining DUCE, Ms Salma worked as a call centre agent and a cash debt collector. She has also worked as a teacher volunteer in some government schools of Temeke district. She graduated in 2019 at the University of Dar es Salaam, with a Bachelor of Arts with Education degree, majoring Linguistics and Literature.

19. GLORY SARIKIAEL NANYARO

Ms. Nanyaro 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) from the University of Dar es Salaam (DUCE- Campus). She graduated in 2019, specializing in Geography and Economics. Prior to it, Ms. NANYARO worked as a teacher at St. Lucas Pre and Primary school from June - November 2020. She also volunteered as a personal assistant for lecturers with Visual Impairment at DUCE from December 2019 to May 2020.

20. NEEMA PASCO GASTO

Ms. Gasto has been working as a reader and note taker at DUCE since 2019.  Ms. Gasto holds a Bachelor of Education in Special Needs from Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU). She specialized in Hearing Impairment and Biology as a teaching subject.

21. MILCAH MACHELE

Ms. Machele holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education, from the University of Dar es Salaam, specialized in Geography and Literature in English

22. MADINA MABULA

Ms. Mabula 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). She specialized in Hearing Impairment and Chemistry as a teaching subject.

23. BLANDINA EDWARD MENUKA

Before joining DUCE, Ms. Menuka worked as a Business Relationship Officer at TMC. She graduated from the University of Dar es Salaam, with a Bachelor of Arts with Education degree majoring Kiswahili and Literature.

24. LADYNESS JOSEPH MALLE

Ms. Malle holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts with Education from University of Dar es Salaam.  She has been working as a sales manager at Tilisho Safari.

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Mr. Benigno Kumpanga - Head, Special Education Unit