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					   SPECIALIZED COMMITTEE
MEETING: ICT EDUCATION IN EAST
            AFRICA

INSTITUTIONAL REPORT ON CURRICULUM
            DEVELOPMENT

          BY S. K. M. NJOVU
        sknjovu@mzumbe.ac.tz

   MZUMBE UNIVERSITY – TANZANIA

         www.mzumbe.ac.tz
  CURRICULUM
 DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONAL REPORT FROM
    MZUMBE UNIVERSITY
   PRESENTATION OUTLINE
• Brief of Mzumbe University
• Current state of ICT at Mzumbe University
• Approaches adopted by Mzumbe University to
  develop curriculum
• What is to be taught in Universities
• Syllabus of ICT to various groups
• Curriculum delivery systems
• Duration of the training
• Outcome of the training
  BRIEF HISTORY OF MZUMBE
         UNIVERSITY
• Established in 2001, a result of
  transformation of the then Institute of
  Development Management (IDM)
• It is the fourth public university after
  UDSM, SUA, and OUT
• It offers degrees and non-degree
  programs: PhDs, Masters, Bachelors,
  Diplomas and Certificates
BRIEF HISTORY OF MU - FACULTIES

• Faculty of Commerce offering
  – Bachelor of Accountancy and Finance (BAF)
  – Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  – Certificates of Accountancy and Business
    Management
  – Masters in Business Administration
• Faculty of Social Sciences offering
  – Bachelor of Science in Economics
  – Master of Science in Economics
  – PhD in Economics
BRIEF HISTORY OF MU - FACULTIES

• Faculty of Law offering
  –   PhD in Law
  –   LLB
  –   Diploma in Law
  –   Certificate in Law
• Faculty of Public Administration and
  Management offering
  – Masters in Public Administration
  – Bachelor of Public Administration
  – Certificate in Human Resources
BRIEF HISTORY OF MU - FACULTIES

• Faculty of Science and Technology offering
  – Bachelor of Science in ICTM, AS, and POM
  – Certificate of Information and Communication
    Technology
• There is an Institute of Development Studies that
  offers
  – Master of Science in Development Policy
• There are directorates and institutes with special
  roles – DICT, DRPS, DSBD, DLTS,ICE, IPA
  CURRENT STATUS OF ICT AT MU

• In total there are 400 computers
• There are four computer rooms for students
• There is one heavy-duty printer connected to the LAN,
  HP LaserJet 9000, but there are other small and
  medium-sized printers in various offices
• There is a campus-wide LAN with a fibre optic backbone
• The LAN is connected to the Internet through VSAT at
  512/256 kbps at the main campus
• The University has a website www.mzumbe.ac.tz
   CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT –
    APPROACHES USED AT MU
• For new programs, the faculty concerned set objectives
  – general and specific
• If an old program, owner of the program propose general
  improvements
• Experts from relevant disciplines come in to put their
  expertise
• Benchmarking is done by learning what others have in
  similar programs
• Potential employers are requested to chip in what they
  would like candidates to know
• Drafts are discussed by various stakeholders
• Ultimately University management organs discuss and
  recommend or approve in case it is a SENATE meeting
  WHAT IS TO BE TAUGHT IN
 UNIVERSITIES – MU INCLUSIVE
• General overview of ICT to all University members –
  students and staff
• Specifically, the following should be taught
   –   ICT equipment in use today
   –   What each ICT equipment does
   –   Where the ICTs are being used
   –   Benefits of using ICTs
   –   Impacts of using ICTs
• This knowledge should be mandatory to all people of a
  given University community
• Specific ICT knowledge to be taught to specific groups
  as discussed below
   SYLLABUS FOR ICT/IT STUDENTS,
   COMPUTER SCIENCE INCLUSIVE
• History of computing and computers
• Role of ICTs in any business
• Computer and other ICT devices hardware and
  their functions
• Computer software and their functions
• Computer architecture
• Operating systems and their roles
• Database management systems – design,
  development and implementation
   SYLLABUS FOR ICT/IT STUDENTS,
     COMPUTER SCIENCE - contd
• Programming in various languages – upto
  implementing systems
• Business Information systems – development
  and implementation
• Networks and networking principles: design,
  implementation and troubleshooting
• Web design and management
• Computer hardware troubleshooting
• Software installation and troubleshooting
• Server configuration and management
    SYLLABUS FOR NON-ICT/IT STUDENTS

•   Role of ICT in any business
•   Computer hardware and their functions
•   Computer software and their functions
•   Specific applications software related to
    their professions e.g. accountants, human
    resources, economics, etc.
    SYLLABUS FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

•   Role of ICT in any business
•   Computer hardware and their functions
•   Computer software and their functions
•   General applications software
•   Presentation software
•   Internet surfing
•   Intranet and its usage
•   Specific applications as per profession
    SYLLABUS FOR NON-ACADEMIC STAFF

•   Role of ICT in any business
•   Computer hardware and their functions
•   Computer software and their functions
•   General applications software
•   Presentation software
•   Internet surfing and e-mail services
•   Intranet and its services
•   Accessing and using e-resources
•   Basic troubleshooting of computer systems
       DELIVERY SYSTEM
• There are various systems and always
  depend on the target group
• Plenary sessions to introduce concepts
• Demonstrations on how the concept works
  if necessary
• Hands-on practicals where necessary
• Discussion and knowledge sharing
• Guest speakers from employers or ICT
  vendors/manufacturers
• Study tours to certain ICT installations
DURATION OF THE TRAINING
• The duration should vary from one group
  to another
• ICT/IT based programs: one semester or
  one year
• Non-ICT/IT programs: one semester
• Staff: this will depend on the subject
  matter
OUTCOME OF THE TRAINING
• ICT/IT professionals from the ICT/IT programs
  who can really do things
• ICT/IT literate graduates from non-ICT/IT
  programs who employ ICTs in their operations
• Academic staff with ability to use ICTs for
  training but also direct their students to use e-
  resources
• Non-academic staff able to perform their duties
  by employing ICTs and hence improve
  productivity and reduce paper work
       THE END

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