Employment opportunities at the Ifakara Health Institute


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is one of Africa's most eminent health research organizations. With a history of more than 50 years, IHI is an independent, non-profit organization, registered in Tanzania and led by Tanzanians. IHI conducts a wide range of health-related research, including biomedical and environmental studies, trials of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, health-systems research, and monitoring and evaluation. With its registered office in Ifakara town, Morogoro Region, and a coordinating office in Dar es Salaam, IHI operates two branch offices in Bagamoyo and Rufiji.

IHI invites applications from interested, suitable and qualified Tanzanians to fill the following positions in its Phase III TB clinical trial project (NC 006). Successful candidates will be stationed at Mwananyamala Hospital in Dar es Salaam except for the Lab Technicians who will be based in Bagamoyo.

1. MEDICAL DOCTOR/RESEARCH OFFICER (2POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities


· Provide high standard medical care to participants in a clinical trial in accordance to the National Guidelines for Clinical Management, Standard Treatment Guidelines, Clinical Trial protocol and SOPs, and ensure safety of all study participants is kept and maintained throughout the lifecycle of the clinical trial.

· Maintain proper patient/client documentation and filling of case report forms (CRF), sample request forms and other appropriate study documents in paper and/or electronic based formats.

· Provide immediate life support and other emergency medical care to Clinical trial participants.

· Obtain full-study consent from participants in the clinical trial and proper documentation of the process in the Informed Consent Form (ICF) as per protocol and specified SOP.

· Prepare and/or review study documents such as SOPs, request forms, Informed Consent Forms (ICF) and other study related documents.

· Provide training to the joining staff and other team members as may be required.

· Assist in recruitment of appropriate patient population for research studies with strict adherence to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and clinical trial protocol requirements throughout the lifecycle of the Clinical Trial.

· Perform screening procedures according to study protocol and determine patient eligibility based on inclusion/exclusion criteria as predetermined in the clinical trial protocol.

· Perform clinical examinations and assist sample collection team in performing sample collection procedures.

· Responsible for close monitoring and evaluation of patient status according to protocol guidelines and study SOPs.

· Review incoming subject adverse event (AE) information, provide immediate medical care, conduct follow up and documentation of AEs, as well as assist PI in making submission determination of AEs to sponsor and/or regulatory authority as per study protocol, TFDA guideline and SOPs.

· Resolving all incoming trial related queries.

· Perform other study related or institutional duties as may be assigned by the PI or Clinical Research Coordinator.

Qualifications and Experience
· Degree in Human Medicine from a recognized university.

· Preferable with knowledge in Clinical research or 2 years’ experience in research involving human subjects.

· Proven ability to work in a team, and with strong interpersonal skills.

· Good clinical acumen and quick in decision-making.

· Well written and oral communications skills in both English and Swahili languages.

2. LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS (2 POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities


· Prepare samples, examine and perform various laboratory tests in accordance to a study protocol, laboratory manuals and other designated Working Instructions in a modern TB research laboratory.

· Keeping accurate records and documentation of test results, as well as proper storage both documents and laboratory samples.

· Assisting in the preparation and/or updating of laboratory documentation, particularly relating to standard operating procedures (SOPs), Working Instruction (WIs) and other laboratory or study related documents.

· Timely relaying of test results to relevant clinical research team, who use the information to diagnose, treat or follow-up participants in the clinical trial.

· Entering participants’ data into Laboratory Database as per study specific requirements.

· Maintaining, updating and sharing of professional knowledge and taking responsibility for continuing professional development (CPD) through training one`s self and/or participating in training of new staff.

· Perform other Institutional duties as maybe assigned by Laboratory Manager, Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) or Principal Investigator (PI)

Qualifications and Experience

· Bachelors of Science (BSc) in either Microbiology, Laboratory sciences, Molecular.

· Biology &Biotechnology or any BSc in related field from a recognized university.

· At least two years of working experience in a Biomedical Laboratory.

· Previous work in TB laboratory is an added advantage.

· A proven ability to work in a team under minimal supervision.

· Well written and oral communication skills in English & Swahili.

3. NURSES (2POSTS)

Duties and Responsibilities


· Providing nursing care to participants a clinical trial according to the National Guidelines for Clinical Management, Standard Treatment Guidelines and Local guidelines.

· Collection of the study samples as indicated in the study protocol or as may be requested by an attending study medical doctor.

· Maintain proper patient/client documentation and filling of case report forms (CRF), sample request forms and other study documents as may be required by the study protocol or SOPs.

· Prepare and/or review study documents such as SOPs, request forms and other study related documents.

· Provide training to the joining staff and other team members as may be required.

· Assist in recruitment of appropriate patient populations for research studies with adherence to the guidelines of Good Clinical Practices and (GCP) and clinical trial protocol requirements at all times.

· Provide immediate life support and other emergency care to Clinical trial participants.

· Perform other institutional duties as may be assigned by PI or Clinical Research Coordinator.

Qualifications and Experience

· Diploma in Nursing from a recognized College or University.

· Preferable with knowledge in Clinical research or 2 years’ experience in research involving human subjects.

· Proven ability to work in a team, and with strong interpersonal skills.

· Good clinical acumen and quick in decision-making.

· Well written and oral communications skills in both English and Swahili languages.

Remuneration

An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate at IHI salary scales.

Mode of Application

All Candidates meeting the above job requirements should channel their application letters with detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact address, e-mail, telephone numbers, and photocopies of academic and professional certificates to the following addresses.

The Chief Human Resources Officer
Ifakara Health Institute,
Inside Bagamoyo Hospital
P.O. Box 74,
Bagamoyo, Tanzania

E mail: [email protected]

The deadline for submission of application is 29thMarch 2015. Short listed candidates will be notified by phone. Interviews will be held at IHI Bagamoyo office.

Mwalimu, Wanachuo SAUT watimua kila mtu njia yake wakimhofu 'Msomali'; Tetesi za tishio Arusha zakanushwa; Jeshi la Polisi latoa ilani

Ndani ya jengo darasa la Chuo cha SAUI

Hofu ya ugaidi imeendelea kutanda miongoni mwa wananchi hasa kwa siku ya jana ambapo taarifa za tetesi za kuwepo kwa tishio la ugaidi katika baadhi ya vyuo zilikuwa zikisambaa kwenye mitandao ya kijamii.

Hizi ni mojawapo ya jumbe zilizotumwa jana kupitia mawasiliano ya simu (screen-shot na audio)...




Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Arusha, Felix Ntibenda amekanusha kuwepo kwa tishio la ugaidi katika Chuo cha Uhasibu Arusha, IAA, kwa kusema kuwa taarifa hizo si za kweli na hali ni shwari na hakuna sababu ya wananchi kuwa na hofu.

Ntibenda amesema hayo alipozungumza na wanahabari jijini Arusha akisisitiza kuwa hali ya usalama ni nzuri ila kumekuwa na vitisho vilivyotolewa na baadhi ya watu kupitia mitandao ya simu, jambo ambalo si kweli:

Kwanza hali ya usalama katika mkoa wa Arusha iko shwari kabisa. Napenda kuwatoa hofu wakazi wote wa mkoa wa Arusha na taifa kwa jumla, kwamba kutokana na taarifa zilizosambazwa kupitia baadhi ya mitandao ya simu kuwa kuna baadhi ya watu wamekamatwa na silaha katika Chuo cha Uhasibu Arusha kwa lengo la kuvamia, ukweli ni kwamba hizo ni taarifa za uzushi mtupu au lengo lake ni kuwatia hofu wananchi. Hali ya usalam ni nzuri...

Kwa upande wake, Mkuu wa Chuo hicho amesema kuwa hakuna tukio lolote lililotokea katika chuo hicho na wanafunzi wanaendelea na ratiba ya masomo. 

Taarifa zinasema kuwa kwa siku ya jana, Ijumaa wananchi wa mkoa wa Arusha waliendelea na shughuli zao za kila siku kwa amani huku wakijihadhari.

Nako huko chuoni SAUT, taarifa zinasema ilitokea purukushani wakati wanachuo na mwalimu walipokuwa wakitafuta pa kutokea baada ya mwanafunzi mmoja kuhisiwa visivyo kama ujumbe unavyoelezea kwenye screen-shot zilizopachikwa hapo...



Kizungumkuti katika maeneo ya SAUT

Jeshi la Polisi nchini Tanzania kwa kuonesha kuwa halidharau na linazipa uzito taarifa zinazolifikia, limetoa ilani na rai kwa wananchi kwa kuwataka watu wanaosambaza taarifa zinazotia hofu kuacha mara moja na badala yake watoe taarifa zote za kihalifu katika kituo chochote cha Polisi au wapige simu kwa makamanda wa mikoa au vyombo vya ulinzi na usalama ili taarifa hizo zifanyiwe kazi.

Akizungumza na wanahabari, msemaji wa Jeshi la Polisi nchini Tanzania, Advera Senso-Bulimba amesema:

"tunatoa wito tena, kwamba endapo mtu yeyote anayo taarifa ya uhalifu wa aina yoyote ama ana taarifa za kikundi cha aina yoyote, kikundi chochote ambacho ni cha kihalifu, basi taarifa hizo, asisite kuzifikisha kwenye mamlaka husika, likiwemo Jeshi la Polisi, katika kituo chochote cha Polisi ama kupitia simu za makamanda wetu wa Polisi wa Mikoa..."

Amesema Jeshi hilo linaendelea na uchunguzi wa taarifa zote zinazopokelewa ili kuhakikisha kwamba usalama wa raia unaendelea kuimarika.

TAARIFA KWA UMMA

Katika siku za hivi karibuni kumeibuka tabia ya baadhi ya watu wachache wasiofahamika kutunga na kusambaza ujumbe kupitia simu za mikononi na mitandao mbalimbali ya kijamii wenye lengo la kuwatia hofu wananchi, jambo ambalo ni kinyume cha sheria. Aidha, watu hao wanaosambaza taarifa hizo wanajifanya kwamba taarifa hizo zimetoka kwenye taasisi za kimataifa na taasisi zingine zinazoaminika jambo ambalo siyo kweli.

Jeshi la Polisi nchini linawataka wote wenye tabia hiyo kuacha mara moja na badala yake, endapo mtu yeyote anayo taarifa ya uhalifu wa aina yoyote ama kikundi chochote cha uhalifu atoe taarifa hiyo katika kituo chochote cha Polisi au kupitia simu za makamanda wa polisi wa mikoa ama vyombo vingine vya ulinzi na usalama ili taarifa hizo ziweze kufanyiwa kazi haraka.

Aidha, Jeshi la Polisi linaendelea na uchunguzi wa taarifa zote zinazopokelewa ili kuhakikisha kwamba usalama wa raia na mali zao unaendelea kuimarika. Hata hivyo, Jeshi la Polisi halitasita kumchukulia hatua mtu yeyote atakayebainika kusambaza ujumbe wenye mlengo wa upotoshaji, uchochezi ama kuwatia hofu wananchi.

Imetolewa na:-

Advera Bulimba -SSP

Msemaji wa Jeshi la Polisi.


Breast milk sold online found to be contaminated

Selling breast milk is big business!

Each year tens of thousands of women post ads on websites, offering their extra milk for $1 to $3 an ounce, but some women online aren't delivering what they're advertising.

The U.S. has a network of nonprofit milk banks that screen donors, pasteurize the milk and test it for pathogens. This milk is very expensive – about $4 per ounce or more. And almost all that milk is given to preemies in hospitals.

Doctors say there's a lot evidence that it protects them against a devastating intestinal disease, called necrotizing enterocolitis, and helps their immune systems.

Scientists at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, analyzed samples ordered from popular Websites and found about 10 percent of them were "topped off" with cow's milk. They are diluting the breast milk, the researchers speculate, to make more money (see the report).

Dilution with cow's milk is clearly dangerous to babies with milk allergies
Diluted milk can – potentially — not provide enough nutrients a growing baby needs to develop properly.

If the option is buying breast milk online from an unscreened donor, and not from a reputable milk bank, formula is recommended.

On their analysis,  scientists found that:-

  • Nearly all the bags of milk arrived at their office above the recommended frozen temperature of −20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit). And nearly half were above refrigerator temperature of 4 degrees Celsius (39 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • About 75 percent of the samples had high levels of bacterial contamination or detectable levels of disease-causing pathogens, such as salmonella and E. coli (bacteria found in human feces).

The team is looking to see if samples contain other chemicals that could be even more harmful for babies, such as illegal drugs or some prescription medication. If a donor were a heavy smoker or drinker, she could also have passed nicotine or alcohol on to the baby.

  • via The NPR.org

US Senators request investigation on hiring foreigners


Bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday asked for an investigation into whether companies are firing American workers and replacing them with foreigners to cut costs.

The AP reports taht the 10 senators said several U.S. employers have reportedly laid-off thousands of Americans and replaced them with foreign workers holding H-1B visas, frequently used in the technology sector to bring in engineers and computer programmers.

The senators asked the departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Labor to investigate whether the H-1B visa program is being used as intended: to bring in, on a temporary basis, skilled workers with highly specialized skills not readily available in the U.S.

Under the H-1B program, U.S. employers hire foreign workers for up to six years and must pay them the same rate they would pay other workers with similar qualifications, or the prevailing wage for that job and location, whichever is higher. This is done to prevent foreign workers from depressing U.S. wages and from being exploited. But former Southern California Edison workers have complained to lawmakers that they were replaced by less-skilled workers at lower costs.

Full story at ​The AP 

Mazishi ya blogger, mwajiriwa TSN, Bernard Rwebangira Ishengoma

Baadhi ya ndugu, jamaa na marafiki wa mwanahabari Bernard Rwebangira Ishengoma wakiwa wamejipanga kupokea jeneza lililo na mwili wa Bernard Rwebangira ulipowasili nyumbani. Marehemu alifariki dunia Aprili 8, 2015 na kuzikwa Aprili 9, 2015 makaburi ya Kawe jijini Dar es Salaam.
Baadhi ya ndugu, jamaa na marafiki wa mwanahabari Bernard Rwebangira Ishengoma wakiwa wamejipanga kupokea jeneza lililo na mwili wa Bernard Rwebangira ulipowasili nyumbani. Marehemu alifariki dunia Aprili 8, 2015 na kuzikwa Aprili 9, 2015 makaburi ya Kawe jijini Dar es Salaam.

A FORMER photographer with the Tanzania Standard Newspapers Limited (TSN), Bernard Rwebangira Ishengoma, has passed away.

According to a close relative, the late Bernard, who was born on July 20, 1969, died on Tuesday night in Dar es Salaam where he was undergoing treatment for malaria and pneumonia he had suffered hardly for a week.

He was employed by TSN, publishers of the 'Daily News,' 'Sunday News,' 'HabariLeo,' 'HabariLeo Jumapili' and 'SpotiLeo' newspapers, as a photographer in October 2005 and worked for four years and resigned in August 2009.


Funeral arrangements are underway at his parents' residence in Mbezi Beach, near Nyerere Primary School in Dar es Salaam.

"He was busy with his normal duties as a freelancer. He complained of malaria symptoms but was still capable of going out for normal duties," the source explained. Bernard will be laid to rest today in the afternoon in Mbezi Beach.

Baadhi ya ndugu, jamaa na marafiki wa mwanahabari Bernard R. Ishengoma wakibeba jeneza lililo na mwili wake. Bernard Rwebangira alifariki dunia Aprili 8, 2015 na kuzikwa Aprili 9, 2015 makaburi ya Kawe jijini Dar es Salaam.
Baadhi ya ndugu, jamaa na marafiki wa mwanahabari Bernard R. Ishengoma wakibeba jeneza lililo na mwili wake. Bernard Rwebangira alifariki dunia Aprili 8, 2015 na kuzikwa Aprili 9, 2015 makaburi ya Kawe jijini Dar es Salaam.

Mweka Hazina wa TBN, Shamim Mwasha (kushoto) akitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.
Mweka Hazina wa TBN, Shamim Mwasha (kushoto) akitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.

Baadhi ya ndugu, jamaa na marafiki wa mwanahabari Bernard R. Ishengoma wakibeba jeneza lililo na mwili wake. Bernard Rwebangira alifariki dunia Aprili 8, 2015 na kuzikwa Aprili 9, 2015 makaburi ya Kawe jijini Dar es Salaam.
Baadhi ya ndugu, jamaa na marafiki wa mwanahabari Bernard R. Ishengoma wakibeba jeneza lililo na mwili wake. Bernard Rwebangira alifariki dunia Aprili 8, 2015 na kuzikwa Aprili 9, 2015 makaburi ya Kawe jijini Dar es Salaam.

Mwenyekiti wa Tanzania Bloggers Network (TBN), Joachim Mushi (kulia) akikabidhi ubani wa shilingi 600,000 kwa kaka mkubwa wa marehemu mwanahabari Bernard R. Ishengoma ambaye ni mwanachama wa TBN, uliofanyika Mbezi Tangi Bovu jijini Dar es Salaam.
Mwenyekiti wa Tanzania Bloggers Network (TBN), Joachim Mushi (kulia) akikabidhi ubani wa shilingi 600,000 kwa kaka mkubwa wa marehemu mwanahabari Bernard R. Ishengoma ambaye ni mwanachama wa TBN, uliofanyika Mbezi Tangi Bovu jijini Dar es Salaam.

Baadhi ya viongozi na wajumbe wa Tanzania Bloggers Network (TBN) wakiwa katika msiba wa mwanahabari Bernard Rwebangira Ishengoma ambaye ni mwanachama wa TBN, uliofanyika Mbezi Tangi Bovu jijini Dar es Salaam.
Baadhi ya viongozi na wajumbe wa Tanzania Bloggers Network (TBN) wakiwa katika msiba wa mwanahabari Bernard Rwebangira Ishengoma ambaye ni mwanachama wa TBN, uliofanyika Mbezi Tangi Bovu jijini Dar es Salaam.

Baadhi ya ndugu, jamaa na marafiki wa mwanahabari Bernard R. Ishengoma wakielekea kutoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.
Baadhi ya ndugu, jamaa na marafiki wa mwanahabari Bernard R. Ishengoma wakielekea kutoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.

Katibu wa Chama cha Wapigapicha Tanzania, Mroki Mroki akitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira.
Katibu wa Chama cha Wapigapicha Tanzania, Mroki Mroki akitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira.

Baadhi ya wanaTBN waki salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN. Baadhi ya wanaTBN waki salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.

Mmoja wa viongozi wa Tanzania Bloggers Network (TBN), Muhidin Issa Michuzi akitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN. Mmoja wa viongozi wa Tanzania Bloggers Network (TBN), Muhidin Issa Michuzi akitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.

Baadhi ya wanaTBN wakitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.
Baadhi ya wanaTBN wakitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.

Baadhi ya viongozi wa Tanzania Bloggers Network (TBN) wakitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.
Baadhi ya viongozi wa Tanzania Bloggers Network (TBN) wakitoa salam za mwisho kwa mwili wa marehemu Bernard Rwebangira. Marehemu Bernard pia ni mwanachama wa TBN.

Rais Kikwete amteua Mgaza kuwa Balozi Saudi Arabia

Hemed Iddi Mgaza
Hemed Iddi Mgaza

Rais Jakaya Kikwete amemteua Hemed Iddi Mgaza kuwa Balozi wa Tanzania Saudi Arabia.

Taarifa iliyotolewa na Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi (KMK), Balozi Ombeni Sefue jana imesema uteuzi huo ulianza Machi 27.

Kabla ya uteuzi huo, Mgaza alikuwa Ofisa Mambo ya Nje Mkuu, Daraja la Pili na Mkuu wa Utawala katika Ubalozi wa Tanzania Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Congo (DRC).

Mgaza anachukua nafasi iliyoachwa wazi na Balozi Abdillah Omar ambaye mkataba wake wa utumishi umekwisha.

via gazeti la Mwananchi

Eddie Murphy to receive Top US Humor Prize

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy, famous for his standup routines, films and his early breakout on "Saturday Night Live," will be awarded USA's top prize for humor this year by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, officials said Thursday.

Murphy, 54, will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 18 in a show that will be broadcast nationally.

The humor prize honors those who influence society in the tradition of Samuel Clemens, the writer, satirist and social commentator better known as Mark Twain.

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Ilani kwenye ubao wa matangazo kuhusu tetesi za shambulizi leo



Taarifa zaidi za Mtanzania katika shambulio la Garissa


Taarifa ifuatayo ni kwa mujibu wa gazeti la MTANZANIA


ALHAMISI, APRILI 9, 2015: Wazazi wa Mtanzania Al-Shabaab


WAZAZI wa Mtanzania Rashid Charles Mberesero (21), anayetuhumiwa kuwa mmoja wa wanamgambo wa Al-Shabaab ambao walifanya mauaji katika Chuo Kikuu cha Garissa nchini Kenya na kuua wanafunzi 148, wamefunguka na kueleza siri ya mtoto wao huyo.

Wakizungumza na MTANZANIA kwa nyakati tofauti jana, walisema wakati kijana huyo akihusishwa na tukio hilo lililotokea Kaskazini Mashariki mwa nchi hiyo, walikuwa wakijua mtoto wao yupo shuleni mkoani Dodoma.

Akizungumza na MTANZANIA jijini Dar es Salaam jana, baba mzazi wa mtoto huyo, Charles Mberesero, alisema mwanawe huyo ni mwanafunzi wa kidato cha tano katika Shule ya Sekondari Bihawana iliyopo mjini Dodoma.

Alisema kwa muda mrefu mtoto wake alikuwa akilelewa na mama yake mzazi huko Gonja, Same mkoani Kilimanjaro, lakini kwa muda mfupi alioishi naye hakuwahi kufikiri kwamba angeweza kujihusisha na tukio kama hilo.

“Rashid alizaliwa mwaka 1994 huko Gonja Same, shule ya msingi aliyosoma siikumbuki, lakini sekondari najua kidato cha kwanza hadi cha nne alisoma katika Shule ya Gonja,” alisema.

Akimwelezea tabia yake, alisema Rashid ni kijana mtaratibu na mvumilivu sana.

“Alipokuwa akisoma O’ level nilikuwa nawasiliana naye sana, lakini kama mwaka mmoja na nusu uliopita tulikuwa hatuna mawasiliano ya karibu.
“Sasa hivi alikuwa anasoma PCB kwenye Sekondari ya Bihawana Dodoma. Kwenye matokeo ya kidato cha nne alipata daraja la pili na michepuo yote ya masomo ya Sayansi ilikubali, lakini akaamua kusoma PCB,” 

alisema na kuongeza.

“Juzi baada ya kutokea hayo yaliyotokea huko Kenya niliongea na mama yake, akaniambia mtoto alikuwa likizo ya kama wiki mbili na Machi 21, mwaka huu aliaga nyumbani kwamba anarudi shuleni Dodoma.
“Na unajua mambo ya huko kijijini baada ya mtoto kusema anasafiri kwenda Dodoma shuleni hakuna mtu aliyefuatilia hadi baadaye tulipokuja kusikia hayo ya Kenya.” 

Alisema kutokana na alivyoshtushwa na tukio hilo, tangu alivyopata taarifa zake siku ya Jumapili, alipata presha na jana ndipo aliweza kupata ahuweni na kutoka nyumbani.

UHUSIANO WAKE NA MWANAYE

Baba huyo alisema uhusiano wake na mtoto wake haukuwa mzuri sana kwa sababu alimtaka abadilishe dini yake akakataa.

“Nilikuwa namshawishi afuate dini yangu, mimi ni Mkatoliki kwa hiyo kuna wakati alikuja kwangu akakaa kama mwezi mmoja nikawa naenda naye kanisani, nikawa namshawishi abatizwe.
“Alikataa akasema anafuata dini ya mama yake… baada ya kuzaliwa sikumfuatilia sana kwa sababu mama yake aliolewa na mtu mwingine, sasa pale mimi kuzungumza naye kila saa isingewezekana,” alisema.

Alisema katika kipindi cha mwezi mmoja alioishi naye alikuwa akitembea naye muda mwingi, lakini asipokuwapo alikuwa anakaa ndani na pindi akitoka anakwenda msikitini.

SERIKALI ICHUNGUZE SHULE

Mberesero alisema kwa muda aliomjua mtoto wake huyo, anafahamu kwamba si mtu wa kutoka sana nyumbani kwa hiyo anashindwa kujua ni wapi alipojifunzia mambo ya kigaidi.

“Mimi kwa kweli naiomba tu Serikali ichunguze hizi shule ni nini hasa watoto wanafundishwa huko, kwa sababu leo imekuwa ya huyu anayesoma huko Dodoma, juzi hapa tumeona huyo wa Zanzibar.
“Hawa wote ni watoto wadogo, bila ushawishi mkubwa hawawezi kufanya hivi vitu. Mama yake huyu ni mlezi mzuri tu na ana watoto wengine, ni kwa nini tu huyu ndiyo aende huko? Ni lazima Serikali iangalie hili kwa makini,” alisema.

Akizungumza kwa masikitiko, alisema anaamini kwamba mtoto wake huyo alikuwa na akili sana darasani na endapo angeendelea na masomo yake angefika mbali.

“Sijui ameingiaje huku, angekuja kufika mbali sana,” alisema.

MAMA MZAZI ANENA

Akizungumza kwa njia ya simu na gazeti hili, mama mzazi wa Rashid, Fatma Ally, alisema mwaka jana mtoto wake huyo alifaulu mtihani wa kidato cha nne na kupangiwa kujiunga na kidato cha tano katika Shule ya Sekondari Kingwe iliyopo mkoani Dodoma.

Alisema alivyofika kwenye shule hiyo alibaini haikuwa na mchepuo wa Sayansi aliokuwa akisoma, hivyo akaomba kuhama na ndipo alipopata nafasi Shule ya Sekondari Bihawana.

“Kwenye shule aliyopangiwa alikaa kama miezi miwili akisubiri apate nafasi kwingine, shuleni huko alipelekwa na baba yake mlezi na mwezi wa tatu mwaka huu alirudi nyumbani akakaa kama wiki mbili.
“Hakusubiri likizo iishe, akasema kwa sababu sisi ni Waislamu haisubiri Pasaka, nikamwandalia vitu vyake akasema anaenda shuleni,” alisema.

Alisema siku ya Jumapili iliyopita akiwa sokoni, ndipo alipopata taarifa za mwanaye huyo kukamatwa nchini Kenya akihusishwa na ugaidi.

“Nilipigiwa simu na ndugu yangu mmoja akasema amesikia kwenye redio za Kenya kwamba kuna Mtanzania amekamatwa huko kwa ugaidi na ana jina kama la mtoto wangu.
“Baadaye tena baba yake akanipigia simu akinipa taarifa hizo, kwa kuwa Rashid alikuwa ametuaga anaenda shuleni ilibidi tuzungumze na ndugu zetu walioko Dodoma ili waende shuleni kwake pale wajue kama yupo shuleni.
“Walivyoenda huko wakamkosa na walimu wakawaambia kulikuwa na likizo kwa hiyo labda baada ya likizo ndiyo Rashid anaenda shuleni, nilivyosikia hivyo nikajua moja kwa moja kuwa yeye ndiye huyo aliyekamatwa huko Kenya,” alisema.

Mama huy, alisema hali hiyo ilimshangaza na kumpa wakati mgumu kwani anajua kuwa tangu mwanaye huyo azaliwe, hajawahi kutoka nje ya nchi na hata huko Kenya hapafahamu.

“Hata akiwa nyumbani akitoka sana anaenda msikitini, sijui huo ushawishi kaupata msikitini ama huko shuleni,” alisema.

Alisema siku mwanaye huyo anaenda shule, alimpa Sh 90,000 kwa ajili ya nauli na matumizi mengine.

“Hata akiwa shuleni akiniambia ana shida huwa namtumia fedha yoyote niliyonayo, naweza kumtumia Sh 5,000, 10,000 ama 20,000,” alisema.

Gazeti hili lilipotaka kujua kama mama huyo ana mpango wa kwenda Kenya kumwona mtoto wake huyo, alisema hadi sasa haelewi nini cha kufanya.

“Mimi ni mwanamke sijui huko naendaje kwani ile ni nchi ya watu, sijui utaratibu wa kwenda na hata nikienda sijui kama nitaruhusiwa kumwona,” alisema.

UONGOZI WA SHULE



Wakati hayo yakiendelea, waandishi wetu Debora Sanja na Ramadhan Hassan wa mkoani Dodoma wanaeleza kuwa Mkuu wa Shule ya Sekondari Bihawana, Mbilinyi Joseph, alithibitisha kwamba Rashid Charles Mberesero ni mwanafunzi wa shule hiyo.

Akizungumza na MTANZANIA jana nyumbani kwake, Mbilinyi alisema tangu mwanafunzi huyo alipoondoka wakati wa likizo Novemba 25, mwaka jana hadi sasa hajarejea shuleni.

“Kwa kweli alikuwa ni mwanafunzi wa kawaida, mimi nilikuwa simjui ila kuna siku mimi alinishangaza sana hali iliyonisababisha kumpa adhabu,” alisema.

Alisema siku hiyo akiwa maeneo ya shule majira ya jioni alimkuta kavaa kofia za Waislamu maarufu kama balaghashia, akamwamuru avue na aichane kwa kuwa hakuwa msikitini na shule hiyo ni ya mchanganyiko wa Waislamu na Wakristo.

“Nilipomwamuru vile akasema hawezi kuivua wala kuichana kwa kuwa amezoea kuivaa, majibu hayo yalinipa hofu kweli nikamwambia kesho yake aje afisini asubuhi.
“Alipokuja ofisini nikamwamuru tena aivue kofia yake na aichane akaniambia hawezi kufanya hivyo kwa kuwa ni kinyume na sheria za dini ya Kiislamu.
“Nikamwambia namrudisha nyumbani akamlete mzazi wake akasema sawa, bado jibu hilo likanishtua pia kwa kuwa hakuonekana kushtuka na adhabu hiyo, nikamwambia aandike barua ya kujieleza akaandika na kudai yupo tayari kuacha shule kuliko kuivua na kuichana kofia ambayo yeye aliita balaghashia,” alisema.

Alisema kutokana na majibu yake akaamua kuwaita walimu wa dini ya Kiislamu wakazungumza nae akakubali kupewa adhabu, lakini cha kushangaza kuanzia siku hiyo hakuonekana tena shuleni.

“Siku aliyoondoka ilikuwa siku ya mtihani ambapo ulikuwa umebaki mtihani mmoja wamalize ili wafunge shule,” alisema.

Mkuu huyo wa shule alisema hawakuwa na jinsi ya kufanya zaidi ya kusubiri siku ya kufungua shule kuona kama atarejea, lakini hakurejea tena.

Alisema hata hivyo hawakuwa na wasiwasi sana walijua anaweza kurudi shule kwa kuwa baadhi ya wanafunzi huchelewe kuripoti shuleni kutokana na sababu mbalimbali.

“Lakini baada ya kupotea shuleni niliwaita tena viongozi wa dini ya Kiislamu ambao ni wanafunzi wenzake, nikawauliza kuhusu Rashid wakasema hata wao wanamshangaa kwa kitendo chake cha kuvaa kofia shuleni,” alisema.

Mkuu huyo wa shule alisema siku tatu baada ya kufunga shule kuna mwanafunzi wa kidato cha sita, Hassan Kissuda alimwomba ampigie simu ambapo alidai alikutana na Rashid Dodoma Mjini akidai anakwenda Kahama.

Alisema Rashid alichukua namba ya simu ya Kissuda akadai atampigia, lakini hakumpigia hadi leo.

“Shule ilipofunguliwa nikatafuta namba ya mzazi wa Rashid katika vitabu vya usajili vya shule nikapiga simu lakini haikupokewa.
“Baada ya kusikia jina la Rashid kwenye vyombo vya habari akihusishwa na tukio la ugaidi Kenya, Aprili 6 mwaka huu nikaipiga tena namba ile ile ikapokewa na baba yake ambaye kumuuliza akasema tukio hilo ni la kweli.
“Hata hivyo baba yake alisema jina la mtoto ni la kweli, lakini picha zinazoonyeshwa kwenye magazeti sio zake, lakini yaye baba yake alikwenda Polisi Makao Makuu akaonyeshwa picha hizo na kuthibitisha kwamba ni mwanaye,” alisema.

Akizungumzia maendeleo ya kitaaluma ya Rashid, alisema hawezi kuyasemea sana maendeleo yake kwa kuwa mwanafunzi huyo alihamia Agosti mwaka jana akitokea Shule ya Sekondari Kigwe.
Kwa mujibu wa matokeo yake ya muhula uliopita alikuwa na wastani wa C.

Alisema yeye kama mkuu wa shule ameshtushwa na tukio hilo kwa kitendo cha shule kukaa na mtu mwenye uwezo wa kuua wenzake na kwamba tukio hilo limechafua shule yao.

“Hili jambo linatisha sana, limeleta hofu kubwa, shule kuishi na Al Shaabab inatisha, ukimwona kijana mwenyewe alikuwa ‘very polite’, lakini hata hivyo yale majibu ya siku ile mimi yalinitisha sana, alikuwa ananijibu kwa upole, lakini majibu makavu,” alisema.

WANAFUNZI WENZAKE

MTANZANIA lilizungumza na wanafunzi wenzake wa kidato cha tano mchepuo wa PCB, ambapo mmoja wao, Lowassa Mayon alidai Rashid alikuwa mbinafsi na hakupenda kuzungumza na wenzake.

“Darasani alipenda kukaa mbele, alikuwa mpole sana na hakupenda kuzungumza na yeyote na ilikuwa ni vigumu mtu kumfuata na kuzungumza nae,” alisema.

AKIRI KUWA AL SHABAAB

Baadhi ya vyombo vya habari vya Kenya vimeripoti kuwa tayari Rashid amekiri kuwa yeye ni mwanachama wa Al Shabaab.

Juzi watu watano walifikishwa mahakamani jijini Nairobi, lakini Rashid ambaye ni mtuhumiwa wa sita, akuwepo mahakamani.

Vyombo vya habari vya nchi hiyo viliripoti kuwa Rashid anayetambulika sana kama Rehani Dida, hakuwa mahakamani kwa sababu alisafiri na maofisa wa uchunguzi kutafuta ushahidi zaidi baada ya kukiri kuwa yeye ni mfuasi wa Al-Shabaab.

Mwendesha mashtaka Daniel Karuri, aliiambia mahakama kuwa maofisa wa polisi wanafuatilia taarifa za kijasusi zinazohusisha washukiwa hao watano na shambulio la Alhamisi.
Waliofikishwa mahakamani ni Mohammud Adan Surrow ambaye ni mmiliki wa hoteli ambayo magaidi wanadaiwa kuishi kabla ya kutekeleza mauaji hayo.

Osman Abdi Dakane, mlinzi chuoni hapo aliyekamatwa baada ya kuonekana akijaribu kupiga picha waathiriwa wa shambulio hilo huku akiwa anawasiliana kwa simu na watu wasiojulikana.
Mohammed Abid Abikar, Hassan Adan Hassan na Sahal Diriye Hassan wanaodaiwa kuwaletea silaha magaidi, na walinaswa walipokuwa wakijaribu kutorokea nchini Somalia baada ya mauaji hayo.


IJUMAA, APRILI 10, 2015 - Siri mpya Mtanzania Al-Shabaab


SIRI mpya juu ya Mtanzania Rashid Charles Mberesero, anayehusishwa na tukio la kigaidi kwenye Chuo Kikuu cha Garisa nchini Kenya zimeibuka.

Kwa mujibu wa habari zilizoripotiwa jana na vyombo vya habari vya Kenya, Mtanzania huyo anayedaiwa kuwa miongoni mwa magaidi wa Al-Shabaab walioua watu 148 katika chuo hicho, endapo angesalimika baada ya tukio hilo, angepelekwa Somalia yalipo makao makuu ya kundi hilo la kigaidi.

Hayo yalibainishwa jana na mwendesha mashtaka wa nchi hiyo, Daniel Karuri katika mahakama ya jijini Nairobi.

Mahakama hiyo imeamuru Rashid akae kizuizini kwa siku 30 akisubiri uchunguzi wa tuhuma zake.
Pia watu wengine 14 wanaotuhumiwa kuhusika na kundi la Al Shabaab wameamuriwa wakae rumande kwa muda wa siku 30 wakisubiri kufanyiwa uchunguzi zaidi.

Polisi inaendelea kuchunguza mawasiliano ya simu waliyokuwa wakifanya watuhumiwa hao kwa ajili ya kutafuta ushahidi zaidi wa wahusika wote wa shambulio hilo.

Kwa mujibu wa mamlaka husika, Rashid alikamatwa akiwa amejificha juu ya dari la chuo hicho akiwa ameshikilia silaha na mlipuko.

Mmoja miongoni mwa watuhumiwa hao alikamatwa katika chuo kikuu hicho, akiwa anafanya kazi kama mlinzi na wengine walikamatwa wakati wakijaribu kuvuka mpaka na kuingia Somalia.
Wakati walipovamia chuo hicho, wauaji waliwatenga wanafunzi wa Kiislamu na wale waliobainika kuwa Wakristo waliuawa kwa kupigwa risasi.

Kundi la Al Shabaab limedai kuhusika na mauaji hayo na kwamba tukio hilo lilidhamiria kutuma salamu kwa Serikali ya Kenya ambayo imehusika kutuma majeshi yake Somalia kupambana na kundi hilo.

Mara ya mwisho kwa Kenya kushambuliwa ilikuwa mwaka 1998 ambako ubalozi wa Marekani ulilipuliwa jijini Nairobi.

MIEZI MITANO NJE YA SHULE

Mama mzazi wa Rashid, jana alilieleza gazeti hili kuwa wakati Mkuu wa Shule ya Bihawana, Mbilinyi Joseph akisema tangu Novemba mwaka jana mtoto huyo alitoroka shuleni, yeye anajua mwanawe huyo kwa kipindi cha mwisho wa mwaka alibaki shule ili asome masomo ya ziada.

“Wakati huyo mwalimu wake akisema kuwa Rashid hayupo shuleni kuanzia Novemba, nakumbuka kuwa huo mwezi alinipigia simu akaniambia kwa sababu yeye alichelewa kuanza masomo, anataka abaki shuleni ili asome tuisheni awafikie wenzake.
“Akaniambia nimtumie hela ya twisheni, nikamtumia Sh 110,000 ili Sh 60,000 iwe ya tuisheni na nyingine ya kunua viatu na mahitaji yake mengine.
“Kwa hiyo muda wote huo nilikuwa najua mtoto yuko shuleni na ilivyofika mwezi wa tatu ndiyo akaja nyumbani akaniambia wenzao wa kidato cha sita walikuwa wanafanya mtihani na baada ya hapo kulikuwa na likizo ya wiki.
“Alisema hakuona sababu ya kusubiri hadi shule ifungwe kwa sababu wakati huo wenzao wakifanya mtihani, wao hawakuwa wakisoma, kwa hiyo ameamua kurudi nyumbani,” alisema.
Alisema katika kipindi ambacho mwanawe huyo alikaa nyumbani, hakuhisi mabadiliko yoyote ya tabia yake na kuwa alimsaidia kuvuna mazao yake shambani.
“Kabla ya Pasaka ndiyo akaniambia kwa kuwa umebaki muda mfupi shule ifunguliwe na kwa sababu yeye ni Muislamu hana sababu ya kusubiri sherehe za Pasaka, anarudi shuleni ili akaendelee na masomo.
“Sasa nashangaa kusikia kwamba hakuwepo shuleni tangu mwezi wa 11, kwanini hao walimu hawakunipigia simu kuniambia hadi tunasikia hayo ya Kenya namtuma shangazi yake ndiyo wanamwambia muda mrefu mtoto hakuwa shuleni?” 

alihoji mama huyo.

Alisema wakati huo wa mwisho wa mwaka jana alipokuwa akijua kuwa mwanawe yupo shuleni, alikuwa akiwasiliana naye ingawa siyo mara kwa mara.

“Alikuwa ananipigia simu, lakini alikuwa anatumia namba tofauti tofauti kwahiyo sikuziweka na nilijua tu anaomba simu za walimu wake kwa sababu pale shuleni hawaruhusiwi kuwa na simu.
“Kwahiyo mimi kabisa nilijua mtoto wangu yupo shule na aliniahidi atasoma kwa bidii hadi awafikie wenzake ambao tayari walikuwa wamemtangulia,” alisema.

MWALIMU MLEZI AFUNGUKA

Mwalimu wa Shule ya Sekondari Bihawana, ambaye pia ni mlezi msaidizi wa Kikundi cha Waislamu cha Tamsiia cha shuleni hapo, Idd Hussein, jana aliliambia gazeti hili kuwa Rashid alihamia mwaka jana kutoka Shule ya Sekondari Kigwe iliyoko Wilaya ya Bahi.

“Huko Kigwe alikuwa anasoma mchepuo wa HGL, alipokuja hapa akabadili akawa anasoma PCB… Alikuwa ni mtu mwenye misimamo na alishikilia sana dini,” alisema.

Alisema Rashid alikuwa anapenda kwenda msikitini, akifika alikuwa anasali na akimaliza anasoma Quran kidogo na kurejea bwenini kuendelea na taratibu zake nyingine.

Mwalimu Hussein alisema kutokana na shule hiyo kuwa ya mchanganyiko wa Wakristo na Waislamu ni marufuku kuvaa rozari wala balaghashia.

“Rashid alikuwa ni mbishi, alivaa balaghashia maeneo ya shule hali iliyosababisha atofautiane na mkuu wa shule ikamlazimu atuite tuzungumze naye.
“Mkuu wa Shule alitaka kuichana balaghashia lakini tukamsihi asifanye hivyo kwa kuwa kitendo hicho kinaweza kuleta chuki kwa Waislamu hivyo tukashauri ampe adhabu ambayo hata hivyo hakuifanya badala yake akapotea shuleni,” alisema.

Alisema baada ya Rashid kupotea shuleni hapo, yeye na viongozi wenzake walimuita kiongozi wa wanafunzi wa Jumuiya ya Kiislamu shuleni hapo ambaye alidai hajui alipokwenda kwa kuwa hakumuaga.

KAULI YA RPC, DC

Kamanda wa Polisi Mkoa (RPC) wa Dodoma, David Misime alipoulizwa kuhusu kijana huyo kutokea Sekondari ya Bihawana, alisema hawezi kuliongelea suala hilo.

“Ugaidi umefanyika Kenya sio Dodoma kwa hiyo siwezi kuliongelea suala hilo,” alisema.

Kwa upande wake Mkuu wa Wilaya (DC) ya Dodoma Mjini, Betty Mkwasa alisema hana habari kwamba Rashid alikuwa anasoma Sekondari ya Bihawana.

“Mie sina taarifa ndiyo kwanza nasikia kutoka kwako, basi ngoja nilifuatilie,” alisema Mkwasa.

Vielelezo 10 anavyotakiwa Gwajima kuviwasilisha Polisi


Kiongozi wa Kanisa la Ufufuo na Uzima, Askofu Josephat Gwajima, jana alihojiwa kwa mara ya pili na Jeshi la Polisi kwa takribani saa tano huku akitakiwa kupeleka vielelezo 10 ikiwamo nyaraka ya helikopta anayomiliki.

Askofu Gwajima aliwasili katika Kituo Kikuu cha Polisi Kanda Maalum ya Dar es Salaam kwa mahojiano hayo saa 1:14 asubuhi akiongozana na Msaidizi wake, Mchungaji Gwandu Mwangasa na Mwanasheria wake, John Mallya.

Licha ya juzi kuelezwa kuwa afya ya kiongozi huyo imeimarika, lakini jana Askofu Gwajima alisaidiwa kupanda ngazi na wasaidizi wake huku Mallya akiwa upande wa kushoto na Mchungaji Mwangasa upande wa kulia.

Ilipofika saa 6:40, Askofu Gwajima na wasaidizi wake walitoka ndani ya chumba cha mahojiano huku akijikongoja.

Akielezea kilichojiri katika mahojiano hayo, Mwanasheria wake Mallya alisema kuwa Jeshi la Polisi lilimhoji Askofu Gwajima muda mrefu mambo ambayo hayaendani na kosa analotuhumiwa kulitenda.

Alieleza kuwa Jeshi la Polisi lilimtaka Askofu Gwajima kuwasilisha vielelezo 10 kituoni hapo Aprili 16, mwaka huu.

Alivitaja vitu hivyo kuwa ni hati ya usajili wa kanisa lake, nyaraka za idadi ya makanisa anayomiliki pamoja na kuwasilisha muundo wa uongozi wa kanisa lake.

Viingine ni idadi ya nyumba na mali ambazo kanisa linamiliki, nyaraka ya umiliki wa helikopta anayomiliki na muundo wa Bodi ya Wadhamini wa Kanisa pamoja na majina yao.

Kwa mujibu wa Mallya, vingine ni returns (makusanyo) ya kanisa, kumpeleka mtu anayepiga picha za video) katika kanisa lake, waraka ulioandaliwa na Maaskofu wa Jukwaa la Wakristo pamoja na namba ya usajili ya kanisa analomiliki.

Hata hivyo, Mallya alisema kuwa Polisi walimhoji Askofu Gwajima masuala ya familia yake na wazazi wake badala ya tuhuma anazotuhumiwa za kumtukana na kumkashifu Askofu Mkuu wa Kanisa Katoliki Jimbo Kuu la Dar es Salaam, Mwadhama Polycarp Kardinali Pengo.

“Ninawashangaa polisi, wamemhoji mteja wangu masuala yanayohusu familia yake na wazazi wake kuliko tuhuma anazotuhumiwa,” alisema Mallya.

Mallya alieleza kuwa kutokana na hali hiyo, wamepanga kwenda mahakamani kufungua kesi kupinga kitendo hicho.

Katika hatua nyingine, Mallya alieleza kuwa Askofu Gwajima anatarajia kwenda nje ya nchi kutibiwa, lakini hakufafanua zaidi ni nchi gani wala hospitali gani.

KAULI YA GWAJIMA

Mara baada ya kutoka katika mahojiano, Askofu Gwajima alieleza kuwa mahojiano kati yake na Jeshi la Polisi yalikwenda vizuri.

WAFUASI WAFURIKA POLISI

Wakati Askofu Gwajima akihojiwa ndani, nje ya kituo cha polisi wafuasi wake walifurika wakitaka kufahamu hatma ya kiongozi wao.

Kutokana na hali hiyo, Naibu Kamishna wa Polisi, Kamanda Simon Sirro, aliwasihi kutawanyika.

“Gwajima yupo katika mikono salama, nendeni mkafanye kazi za kuzalisha mali sasa, mkirundikana wote hapa nani atafanya kazi?” Kamanda Sirro aliwaeleza wafuasi hao.

Kamanda Sirro aliwaeleza kuwa Jeshi la Polisi limeshamrejeshea Askofu Gwajima hati yake ya kusafiria, hivyo anaweza kwenda kutibiwa kokote.

“Askofu Gwajima yupo ndani anahojiwa akimaliza ataruhusiwa,” alisisitiza.

Hata hivyo, mmoja wa wafuasi hao alimjibu Kamanda Sirro: “Akiondoka nasi tutaondoka.”

Naye Kamanda Sirro alijibu: “Makubwa.” Jibu lililowaacha wafuasi hao watapao zaidi ya 100 kuendelea kumsubiri nje.

Machi 26, mwaka huu, Jeshi la Polisi Kanda Maalum ya Dar es Salaam, lilimwamuru Askofu Gwajima kujisalimisha polisi kwa tuhuma za kumkashifu Kardinali Pengo.

Machi 27, mwaka huu, Askofu Gwajima alijisalimisha kituoni hapo lakini wakati akihojiwa alizimia akiwa chumba cha mahojiano kisha kukimbizwa katika Hospitali ya TMJ kwa matibabu.

Jumanne ya wiki iliyopita, Askofu Gwajima aliondolewa TMJ na kupelekwa katika Kituo cha Polisi Oysterbay na kuachiwa bila masharti, lakini alielekezwa kuripoti Alhamisi iliyopita katika Kituo Kikuu cha Polisi jijini Dar es Salaam.

SUA: Call for applications for admission into Higher Degrees 2015/16


  
SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE 

APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION INTO HIGHER DEGREES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016 

Applications are hereby invited for admission to Higher Degrees at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) for the academic year 2015/2016. Candidates for Postgraduate Diploma, Master and PhD Degree programmes with course work are admitted once every year for an academic year that starts in September of each year. Candidates for PhD by research only and Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) may apply and be admitted at anytime of the year. The deadline for this round of applications for Postgraduate Diploma, Master and PhD degree programmes with coursework will be the 31st May, 2015. Successful candidates will be informed by end of June, 2015 and will be expected to embark on studies in October, 2015. Candidates meeting the prescribed minimum qualifications are invited to apply for admission. The following are the Postgraduate Diploma, Master and PhD degree programmes tenable at SUA:

1. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

1.1 Faculty of Agriculture

Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics (PDAE) – One year

1.2 Faculty of Science

Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PDE) – One year for Science teachers

2. MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

2.1 Faculty of Agriculture

2.1.1 Master of Business Administration (MBA (Agribusiness) (MBA)

This is a 18 months fulltime programme conduected by course work and an internship leading to examinable Research paper.

2.1.2 Master of Business Administration (MBA (Agribusiness) - Evening Programme (MBB)

This is a Part time programme for a period of 24 months. Teaching times are: 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm for week days and 8.30 am to 12.30 pm for Saturdays.

2.1.3 MSc. Crop Science (MCS)

2.1.4 MSc. Agricultural Education & Extension (MEE)

2.1.5 MSc. Agricultural Economics (MEC)

2.1.6 MSc. Agricultural and Applied Economics (MAA)

2.1.7 MSc. Agricultural Engineering (MAE)

2.1.8 MSc. Irrigation Engineering and Management (MIE)

2.1.9 MSc. Land Use Planning and Management (MLM)

2.1.10 MSc. Post-harvest Technology and Management (PTM)

2.1.11 MSc. Soil Science and Land Management (MSS)

2.1.12 MSc. Tropical Animal Production (MTAP)

2.1.13 MSc. Food Science (MFS)

2.1.14 MSc. Human Nutrition (MHN)

2.1.15 MSc. Food Quality and Safety Assurance (MFQ)

2.1.16 MSc. Agricultural Statistics (MAS)

The programme is offerred in collaboration with the Eastern Africa Staistical Training Centre (EASTC). Registered students are hosted by the EASTC in Dar es Salaam.

2.2 Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation

2.2.1 MSc. Forestry (MFO)

2.2.2 MSc. Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture (MNRSA)

2.2.3 MSc. Wildlife Management (MWCM)

2.2.4 MSc. Ecosystems Science and Management (MES)

2.2.5 MSc. Agroforestry (MAF)

2.2.6 MSc. Forest Resources Assessment and Management (MFA)

2.2.7 MSc. Forest Products and Technology (MFP)

2.2.8 MSc. Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (MEN)

3.2.9 MSc. Forest Engineering (MFE)

2.3 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

2.3.1 MSc. Anatomy (MNT)

2.3.2 MSc. Applied Cell Biology (MAB)

2.3.3 MSc. Comparative Animal Physiology (MCA)

2.3.4 MSc. Biochemistry (MBC)

2.3.5 MSc. Clinical Chemistry (MCC)

2.3.6 MSc. Pharmacology (MSP)

2.3.7 MSc. Applied Toxicology (MAT)

2.3.8 MSc. Applied Microbiology (MMB)

2.3.9 MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MSBB)

2.3.10 MSc. Parasitology (MPA)

2.3.11 MSc. Public Health and Food Safety (MPH)

2.3.12 MSc. Epidemiology (MSE)

2.3.13 MSc. Veterinary Pathology (MVP)

2.3.14 MSc. Clinical Pathology (MCP)

2.3.15 MSc. Veterinary Surgery (MVS)

2.3.16 MSc. Applied Veterinary Anesthesiology (MAVA)

2.3.17 MSc. Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology (MARB)

2.3.18 MSc. One Health Molecular Biology (MOHB)

2.3.19 MSc. Natural Products Technology and Value Addition (MNP)

2.3.20 MSc. Health of Aquatic Resources (MHAR)

2.3.22 Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPM)

This is a 12 months programme by coursework and a limited research assignment leading to production of an examinable research paper.

2.3.23 Master of Philosophy (MPL)

The programme is offered by research only, for two years on full time basis leading to a thesis. Areas of specialization are: Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology, Immunology, Entomology, Helminthology,

Protozoology, Molecular biology and Pest Management Science.

2.4 Development Studies Institute

Master of Arts (M.A) Rural Development (MRD)

3. PhD DEGREE PROGRAMMES

3.1 PhD Programmes by Coursework and Research

3.1.1 PhD in Soil and Water Management

3.1.2 PhD in Agricultural and Rural Innovation

3.2 PhD by Research only

PhD degree programmes by research only are offered in all Faculties, the Development Studies Institute and Sokoine National Library. Applications for PhD by research only are received throughout the year and studies can commence at any time of the year once admission is granted.

4. GENERAL MINIMUM ADMISSION QUALIFICATIONS

4.1 Post-Graduate Diploma: Applicants must have a bachelor degree from a recognized institution of higher learning.

4.2 Master Degrees

4.2.1 A candidate shall either hold a relevant honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture.

4.2.2 Candidates who hold unclassified degrees (e.g. BVM) should have a credit or a distinction in the subject of intended Master’s degree. Candidates wishing to pursue the Master of Preventive Medicine degree shall be required to have at least credits in any five subjects of the BVM degree or its equivalent.

4.2.3 Candidates with pass degree may also be considered for admission if their undergraduate performance in the proposed subject of study was a B Grade average or above and they have satisfied the relevant Faculty/Institute that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

4.2.4 With the exception of the MPVM and MBA (Agribusiness) which are one year and one and half years degree programmes respectively, all other Master degree programmes are tenable for two years for full time students and three years for part time students. In the case of full time students, the first year is for coursework, while the second year is for research and dissertation writing.

4.3 PhD Degree Programmes

Applicants for PhD programmes should possess a honours Master degree in the relevant field from SUA or from recognized Universities. Applicants should submit a research concept note along with the application documents. PhD studies by Research are tenable for 2 and half to 4 years and for 3 to 4 years for studies by Research and coursework , part time students the duration is a maximum of 6 years.

5. MODE OF APPLICATION

Application forms can be requested from the undersigned or downloaded from our website: http://www.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/drpgsapplication.pdf. Such dully-filled forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned not later than 31st May, 2015 together with evidence of payment of Shs. 50,000/= or 20$ for foreigners, as application fee.

5.1 Online Application

Link for online Application: - https://www.suasis.suanet.ac.tz/index.php/registration

In all programmes, female applicants are encouraged to apply.

6. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT

THE DIRECTOR,
DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES, SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE,
P.O. BOX 3151, CHUO KIKUU,
MOROGORO, TANZANIA.

Telephone:+255 023-2604388, Fax: +255 023 2604388, E-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.suanet.ac.tz/drpgs