Dr. Mpoki Mwaikokesya

  1. Name:              Dr. Mpoki Mwaikokesya
  2. Sex:                 Male               
  3. Designation:     Lecturer
  4. Contacts:

Postal address:  University of Dar es Salaam,

                          School of Education,

                          P.O Box 35048,

                          Dar es Salaam-Tanzania

Physical address:

                         University of Dar es Salaam,

                         School of Education Building,

                         Changanyikeni Road,

                         First Floor Office number 205


Mobile Number: +255 (0) 717 041 091


E-mail address:


5.  Areas of interest:

  • Higher education
  • Lifelong learning
  • University - community engagement
  • Distance Education
  • Adult education
  • Community Education
  • Adult Literacy


6.  Academic and professional roles:

  • Facilitating learning among undergraduate and postgraduate students and carrying out research activities
  • Delivering lectures, seminars and tutorials;
  • Writing up research and preparing for publications;
  • Supervising students’ research activities;
  • Assessing students' coursework;
  • Undertaking administrative tasks related to the department, such as student admissions, induction programmes and involvement in committees and boards


7.  Educational and professional history 

  • PhD (Education) specializing in undergraduate students’ development of lifelong Attributes, School of Education, University of Glasgow (2014), Glasgow, UK
  • MA (Education) The Integration of ICT in the Open and Distance Education in Tanzania, School of Education, UDSM (2004), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • Bachelor of Education (Adult Education) School of Education, UDSM (2001), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania


8.  Projects:

Strengthening the Urban Engagement of Universities in Asia and Africa (SUEUAA) project  including six international partners from Iran, Iraq, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe funded by the British Academy 


9.  Research and consultancy:


  • Participated in a review of Alternative Education for Out of school children Zanzibar. Ministry of education and Vocation Training Zanzibar, August,2008



10.  Publications:


  1. Azizi, N.Borkowska, K.Houston, M., Ketuly, K., Mohammad, S. A., Mwaikokesya, M., Neary, J., Nherera, C., Osborne, M., Reyes, Z., and Swanepoel, E. (2019) The Role of Higher Education for Displaced and Marginalized Peoples – The SUEUAA Project. Project Report. Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL), Glasgow. 
  2. Chahe, J. & Mwaikokesya, M.  (2017). The Influence of Parental Support on Child's Learning of Literacy in Tanzania, Papers in Education and Development, 35 (1), 70 – 86
  3. Hirsu, L., Reyes, Z,, Ketuly, K., Mohammad, S., Azizi,  N.&  Mwaikokesya, M. (2018) Anchoring universities into (un) expected realities: the engagement role of universities in Asia and Africa, available at
  4. Houston, M.,  Azizi,N.,  Hashemi, L.,  Ketuly, K., Mohammad, S.,  Mwaikokesya, M.  Nherera, C., Reyes,Z.,   and Swanepoel, E. (2019). Socio-economic development indicators and University engagement in partner countries and city regions. SUEUAA Thematic Paper Series, TPS 105/19, available at
  5. Mwaikokesya, M; Osborne, M; Houston, (2014). Mapping lifelong learning attributes in the context of higher education institutions, Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 20 (2), 21-36.
  6. Mwaikokesya, M. (2012). Scaling up African Universities’ capacity for learning cities and regions: Challenges and opportunities in Tanzania and East Africa,  Preece, J. Ntseane, P., Modise, O. & Osborne, M., Eds. Engagement in African Universities: Perspectives, prospects and Challenges, NIACE, pp. 103 -120.
  7. Mwaikokesya, M. (2017). Education for older adults in Tanzania: Trends, issues and concerns, International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries, 2017, 2 (1): 19-27
  8. Mwaikokesya, M. (2018). Financial Barriers Affecting Students from Poor Families’ Accessibility to Higher Education in Tanzania in Blessinger, P. (2018). Contexts for Diversity and Gender Identities in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning,  12, 127–140
  9. Mwaikokesya, M. (2018) Potential of Group Discussion as a means for Developing Student Lifelong Learning Skills in Tanzanian Higher Education Institutions: lecturers’ perspectives, Papers in Education and Development, 36 (1), 65 – 75