University of saint John.


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About us

University background:
The idea to establish and operate a University by the Anglican Church of Tanzania started at the Synod Meeting held in 1999. The Archbishop Donald Mtetemela emphasized the importance of establishing the Anglican Church University to provide higher education in the different aspects of education in Tanzania that will respond to the country’s needs of eradicating extreme poverty, hunger and disease and thus provide improved life expectancy to its people.

The University is located in the Kikuyu area, south western part of Dodoma about 1.5km from the town centre on Mtera-Iringa highway. Luck enough, the University is at the heart of Tanzania, where also the headquarters of the Anglican Church of Tanzania are found. Dodoma is the capital city of Tanzania and the seat of the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Mission:

To assume responsibility for providing and maintaining high quality education and training in the theological, social, scientific and technological disciplines.The Anglican Church of Tanzania aims to increase access to University education in Tanzania, by giving more young people the opportunity of higher education.

Vision:

Be a Centre of excellence for developing humankind holistically to learn to serve.

Objectives:

St.John’s University aims at advancing the knowledge transfer from one generation  to another in the fields of arts, sciences, technology and learning; provide higher education and facilities to conduct research; and to ensure the process of monitoring of the intellectual, aesthetic, social and manual growth of the students in attitude

 

Programs offered

The Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies (FOCB):
Training objectives

To prepare professionals in business management with skills that enable them to perform critical tasks in the

Tanzania work setting.

To integrate concepts and principles in order to develop independent thinking, initiative, resourcefulness and

transfer of learning

To promote positive attitudes towards national aspirations in general, and to achieve national productivity goals.

Departments
At present there are three departments which run courses in the faculty. These are
     Accounting and Finance
Economics and Marketing
Human Resource and General Management

Evening Programmes
Programmes Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

This is a three year course with specialization in :
          Accounting
          Finance
          Human Resources Management
          Marketing

Bachelor of Accountancy and Finance (BAF)
     This is a three year course. The programme is designed to produce proffessionals in business accounting and finance with due regard of the Tanzanian and International enviroment. On successful completion of the course the candidates will be eligible to be registered by the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) as approved Accountants after one year of working experience.

For Evening Programmes:
Bachelor of Business Studies(BBS)
     This is a three year—NINE trimester evening programme. The programme requires candidates to successfully complete a minimum total of 111 units including a research project in the ninth trimester of study.

The general objectives of the programme are:
     To produce professionals in general business management with due regard to the Tanzanian environment.
     To integrate the conventional subjects of business management with other subjects with the intention of producing graduates
      who are exposed to the business management field.
     This will also enable them to have a more scientific approach to decision making in their work in all business functions.

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PgDBA)

NBAA/NBMM Review Classes – All Levels

Diploma in Business Administration (Two years)

Courses in Information and Communication Technology will be offered to students in all degree programmes.
     Core courses
     Other Options
University wide courses
The following courses are offered to all students
     Development Studies
     Communication Skills
     Computing skills
For the future The Faculty is planning to offer:
     Postgraduate diploma in Finance, Marketing and Human Resource Management
     Ordinary MBA degree
     Executive MBA degree  

The following are additional to the University entrance requirements:
Direct Entry Qualification
     Two or more principal passes in the following subjects:
         All commercial subjects i.e. Accountancy, Commerce and Economics OR
         All science subjects OR
         All arts subjects

  Equivalent Qualification
      Ordinary Diploma with an equivalent of B Pass. The grade in Statistics or Mathematics at the Diploma level should be
          of D or higher, or a grade of C or higher in form IV Mathematics.
      Advanced Diploma. No classification is required. The grade in Statistics or Mathematics in the Diploma should be of D
         or higher or a grade of D or higher in form IV Mathematics.

Admission is subject to the approval of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU)

All enquiries about the   Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies should be addressed to:
The Dean,
Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies,
St John’s University of Tanzania,
P.O. Box 47, Dodoma, Tanzania.
Tel. +255-26-2390044
Fax +255-26-2390025
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sjut.ac.tz

The Faculty of Humanities and Education (FAHE):

Introduction
The Faculty was launched in July 2007 following the demand from and consultation with different stakeholders both within and outside Tanzania.

Vision
Within the framework set by its Trustees as a Christian university, and while recognising and respecting the religious pluralism and cultural diversity of its students and staff, FAHE seeks to develop students with both a capacity to integrate a Christian perspective within their programme, and a commitment to apply what they learn at St John’s university of Tanzania to the service and transformation of the material, social, spiritual and moral life of the local, national and global community.

Mission
The ways in which teaching, learning and research take place in FAHE should reflect and inform the principles of the subject itself. Attention is given to the ways in which students develop:

  • Knowledge and understanding.
  • Application of key principles to related contexts.
  • The ability to reflect on relevant issues.
  • Transferable skills.

Goals
FAHE graduates are expected to display the following characteristics:

  • Self-discipline and self-direction.
  • Independence of mind, and initiative.
  • Ability to work with others, and have respect for others’ reasoned views.
  • Ability to gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information; and familiarity with appropriate means of identifying, finding, retrieving, sorting and exchanging information.
  • Analytical and critical thinking ability, and the capacity to consider and solve problems, including complex problems to which there is no single solution.
  • Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of both oral and written expression.
  • Intellectual integrity, maturity, imaginative insight and creativity.
  • Use information and communication technology (ICT), including word processing, databases, internet communication, information retrieval and online searches
  • Interpret and present relevant numerical information.
  • Improve their own learning and performance, including the development of study and research skills, and a capacity to plan and manage learning, and to reflect on their own learning.
  • Analyse, synthesise, evaluate, and identify problems and solutions.
  • Identify and reflect on potential connections and discontinuities between each of the aspects of subject knowledge and their application in different contexts.
  • Accommodate new principles and understandings.
  • Select a range of relevant primary and secondary sources, including theoretical and research-based evidence, to extend their knowledge and understanding.
  • Demonstrate civic responsibility, leadership and service.

Values
At the individual level FAHE Faculty and students will be expected to display and encourage the following values: generosity, kindness, patience, gentleness, humility, peace-making, determination, reliability, responsibility, punctuality, diligence, faithfulness, truthfulness, self-control, tolerance, respect, fairness, justice and love.

Institutional values:

  • Respect for all.
  • Equality of access irrespective of gender, cultural background, socioeconomic status and religious affiliations.
  • Recognition of the sovereignty and providence of God.
  • Striving to maintain a safe, secure and healthy environment for all.
  • Aiming at continuing improvement and excellence in teaching, learning, research and community service.
  • Reflection of accountability, integrity and transparency in all its operations.

The Faculty of Humanities and Education offers a Degree programme in Education. This is a three years programme with majors History/ Geography/English/Kiswahili. The programme aims to equip students with better understanding and delivery of History/Geography/English/Kiswahili teaching methodology. The programme covers six semesters of fifteen weeks each.
The Faculty of Humanities and Education offers the following:

Diploma
Diploma in Education Dip (Ed)
Diploma in Project Planning & Management

Undergraduate
BA (Education) – History/Geography/English/Kiswahili
BA (Holistic Child Development)     

Postgraduate
   Postgraduate Diploma in Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning & Management
Masters of Arts in Education (MA (Ed))
Masters of Arts in Special Education (MA (Spec Ed))

Departments

At present there are five departments which run courses within the faculty
   Education
History
Geography
English
Kiswahili
University wide courses
The following courses are offered to all students
     Development Studies
     Communication Skills
     Computing Courses
What next?
The programmes of the faculty are designed to meet current and future job requirements in both teaching institutions and non-teaching institutions and organisations.Students will be able to meet the following at the end of the programme:
     To teach in tertiary institutions and in secondary schools
     To work as education administrators or officers
     To work in educational research and consultancy activities.

Requirements for the Faculty of Humanities and Education
The following are additional to the University entrance requirements

Direct Entry Qualification
Advance Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE):
At least two principal passes for HGL, HGE and HGK students (they must have pursued History, Geography, Kiswahili and English in Ordinary Level) or its equivalent in Geography and History
Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or its equivalent:
Passes in five approved subjects, including History, Geography, Kiswahili or English, obtained prior to the sitting for ACSEE.

Equivalent Qualification
An appropriate equivalent Diploma from a recognised and accredited Institution with an average pass of B.

 

All enquiries about the Faculty of Humanities and Education should be addressed to:
The Dean,
Faculty of Humanities and Education,
St John’s University of Tanzania,
P.O. Box 47, Dodoma, Tanzania.
Tel. +255-26-2390044
Fax +255-26-2390025
Email: [email protected]

The Faculty of Natural and Applied Science (FaNAS):

B.Sc. (Education)
This three year degree programme, with majors in Biology, Chemistry Physics and Mathematics, aims:
     To educate and train science teachers with excellent pedagogical skills.
     To empower students to become high quality teachers.
     To equip students to apply modern teaching methods using available equipment to its best advantage, improvising where necessary.
     To develop teachers to use a wide range of practical techniques.

 

These courses are offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Education to all students parsuing degree programmes concerning Education
          • Principles of Education
          • Educational Psychology ·
          • Curriculum Development & Teaching ·
          Natural and Social Science Teaching Methods
          Measurement and Evaluation in Education ·
          • Educational Guidance and Counselling
          Management of Education and School Administration ·
          Educational Media and Technology · Teaching Practice

 

University wide courses
The following courses are offered to all students:
     Development Studies
     Communication Skills
     Computing skills

 

The following degrees will be offered later
     B.Sc. (Rural Development and Agri-Business)
     B.Sc. (Information and Communication Technology)

 

Requirements for the Faculty of Humanities and Education
The following are additional to the University entrance requirements
     Direct Entry Qualification:
        Two or more Principal level passes in Science subjects one of which must be Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics with a pass of grade “D” or higher.
     Equivalent Qualification:
        An appropriate equivalent Diploma from a recognised and accredited Institution with an average pass of B.

The School of Nursing (SONU):
We provide higher education; the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN) and Continuing Education to working nurses enrolled and registered by the Tanzania Nursing Council, and those fresh from basic education (A and O level).

Components of the School of Nursing
     Health
     Nursing
     People
     Change
     Environment
     Continuous learning
     Caring
     Caring is the central focus for all our courses.
We have five different programs:
     Diploma in Nursing
     Bsc (Nursing)- On Campus
     Master’s Program
     Continuous Learning
     E-Learning

Diploma in Nursing
This program is the equivalent to a three year diploma program. Students will have their educational experiences at Mvumi School of Nursing (24 km. from Dodoma township).

Bsc Nursing – On Campus
The BScN program is located on the campus of St. John’s University in Dodoma, Tanzania. All of the theory courses are on-campus courses, with students commuting to hospitals, Health Centers and community areas within Dodoma Township and its vicinity for clinical experiences. For the Generic Program the first two years will be spent totally on campus in pre requisite mostly basic science courses, and the next two years in 5 week courses alternating with blocks of 5 weeks of clinical. N.B. For post RNs the Program is 3 years. The final year is a year long internship arranged for students to master personal goals in leadership and administrative skills as well as to continue with nursing research.

Master’s Program 
The Master’s Program is open to those with a BScN degree; and will be taught later as a combination of E-Learning and practical application in the hospitals and Health Centers. Preliminary plans will give priority to Master’s in Nursing Education followed by Master’s in Community Health and Master’s in Nursing Administration and Management. Plans are being made to offer Master’s degrees individually designed for the needs of nurses in Tanzania.

Continuous Learning
There are demands for a number of short courses known as certificate courses.  Nurses working at the point of care are asking for specialized information, and St. John’s University will work towards facilitating these needs. In addition, nursing in Tanzania is moving towards requiring continuing nursing credits for graduate nurses.  This program will fulfill that need within the E-Learning program.

E-Learning
The E-learning Program is designed to facilitate learning of nurses throughout Tanzania. Plans are to start with the Continuous Learning courses, and then move to allowing E-Learning in the Baccalaureate and Master’s Programs

University wide course
The following courses are offered to all students
     Development Studies
     Communication Skills
     Computing skills

The requirements for the school of Nursing
The following are additional to the University entrance requirements:
Post-Registered Nurses:

    1. Applicants must be registered and in good standing with the Nursing Council of Tanzania with a minimum of 2 years working experience in a clinical setting. Current Registration and Enrolment with the Nursing Council of Tanzania Mainland.
    2. Applicants from participating institutions will submit together with their application forms: Letters of support and evidence of sponsorship signed by Management of the Employing Institution – e.g. Hospital Director, Regional/ District Medical Officer etc.
    3. Self-sponsored applicants must also provide:
      • A positive letter of support from the employing Agency/ Institution.
      • Evidence of funding for the duration of the programme.

Added Advantage:
     Certificate in a clinical specialty e.g. Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, Advanced Midwifery, Public Health,
        Psychiatry / Mental Health Nursing, Ophthalmology, etc
     Diploma in Advanced Nursing e.g. Administration, Tutorship, Public Health, Theatre Nursing,
        Ophthalmic Nursing, Midwifery, etc.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science (SOPH):
The School of Pharmacy offers the following degree
     B.Sc. Pharmacy

Our graduates will have the ability to work methodically, carefully and accurately in:
     Pharmaceutical Industry
     Hospital and community Pharmacy
     Pharmaceutical quality control and quality assurance
     Pharmacy regulatory affairs
     Drug information services
     Research and Development
     Academia and Consultancy

Therefore our objective is to produce pharmacists who have excellent academic potentials of knowledge competence in order to meet the pharmaceutical requirements and standards of the country.We welcome those who are interested in
     -Laboratory based therapeutic drug monitoring
     -Collaborative research with excellent health institutions including Dodoma Christian Medical Centre and Mvumi Hospital.

University wide course
The following courses are offered to all students
     Development Studies
     Communication Skills
      Computing skills

Courses in Information and Communication Technology will be offered to students in all degree programmes.

 

Requirements for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science:The following are additional to the University entrance requirements
Direct Entry Qualification
     Principal passes at minimum of D grade in Chemistry and Biology.
     Any pass in Physics or Mathematics or Basic Applied Mathematics at ACSEE.
=> Preference will be given to candidates with principal passes at grade C or above in Chemistry or Biology in that order.

 

Equivalent Qualification
     -An appropriate Diploma or Advanced Diploma from a recognized and accredited Institution with principal passes at a minimum pass of “B” in all Diploma or Advanced Diploma subjects.
-At least three grade E’s in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics at ACSEE.
-No candidate without an A level education, even if he or she has good passes in a Diploma, will be admitted to the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree course.

The School of Theology and Religious Studies ( SOTR):

INTRODUCTION
Theology is a major factor shaping the world in which we live. Theology draws on a wide range of intellectual disciplines. Good Theology is always politically, scientifically and socially engaged. Studying theology isn’t simply a matter of gaining information – it can be a matter of undergoing transformation.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT US
The School of Theology and Religious Studies comprises the Departments of Systematic Theology, Biblical Studies, Church History and Pastoral Studies. Together with these departments, the school works in collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities and Education and the Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies in the area of course specialization.  Under the above departments and faculties, the school offers a three year course programme leading to award of a Bachelor of Arts in Theology offered at St. John’s University of Tanzania Main Campus – Dodoma and St. Mark’s Centre – Dar es Salaam. Also a two year course programme leading to award of a Master of Arts in Theology and Contemporary Issues. This postgraduate programme is new and will be offered at the main campus effective from September 2011 for Tanzania Commission for Universities has approved it.

OUR PROGRAMMES
St. John’s University of Tanzania Bachelor of Arts in Theology Degree is a result of the growing need for theology and religious studies to interact with public issues of contemporary society in Tanzania and the world in general. It seeks to prepare students to be able to engage in service and dialogue with different academic disciplines such as education, general management, politics, economics, cultural studies, as well as with spirituality

In order to meet these needs, TWO options or specializations programmes have been designed within our Bachelor of Arts in Theology. These are both intellectually exciting and personally challenging. After graduation, one may enter a career in personnel management, marketing and project planning, youth and community work, management (public and private sector), the civil service, public relations, education – especially teaching, management of education and schools and many other careers including the ordained ministry.

The Masters of Theology and contemporary issues (approved by the Tanzania Commission for Universities and accredited by St. John’s University of Tanzania) provides an opportunity to gain critical awareness which will lead to effective Christian practice in Tanzania and beyond.

MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMMES

i) BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY with EDUCATION
The programme is tailored to meet the growing demand for teachers both in secular and church institutions. At the end of this programme, graduates should be very well versed in theology as well as teaching skills and techniques including management of education and educational institutions.

ii) BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY with GENERAL MANAGEMENT
The programme is built up to meet the growing needs for management advisors in development projects in the church and beyond. At the end of this programme, graduates should have the necessary knowledge on theology as well as the skills and techniques to advise and manage various projects necessary for both poverty alleviation and for the growth of the church. Graduates may also have the opportunity to be ordained.

iii) MASTERS OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY AND COMTEMPORAY ISSUES.
The programme is to enhance the development of theologically reflective practitioners through a course of study on Christian thought and practice in local and international context. The MA is a two year course with a requirement of at least one year residency at St. John’s University of Tanzania’s main campus in Dodoma.  The second year of study is for the purposes of research and may be carried out away from the main campus.

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Theology Degree
All applicants must have the approval of the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Senate of St. John’s University of Tanzania. The following categories apply;

Category A: Direct Entry Qualification – Form six (6) with not less than 4.5 points.

Category B: Equivalent Entry Qualifications – Applicants must have 5 “Ordinary Level” credit passes and a Diploma in Theology with a minimum grade of B+ (upper second) or other qualifications judged by the School of Theology and Religious Studies and approved by the Senate.

Category C: Mature Age Entry Qualifications – (a) Form six (6) leaver who graduated in Advanced Certificate Secondary School from five (5) and above years back (b) Pass the mature age entry examination set by the institution.

Category D: Qualifying Test Entry Qualifications.
(a) Form Four (4) with Five (5) passes but with (b) Diploma with a pass level only (below 2nd Class or B pass) and should (c) Pass the qualifying test set by the institution.

Category E: Pre-Entry Qualifications: (a) Form Six (6) leaver with below 4.5 points and with (b) Form Four (4) with at least Three (3) Credit points. (c) Pass the Remedial Course set by the institution.

For MA Entry Equipments: Applicants should have a good degree (upper
second class or first class) in theology or another relevant discipline. Entry to the course is on the basis of academic record, references, sample written work and (in some cases) interview.

PROGRAMME PLAN.

When studying for Bachelor of Arts in Theology (with Education or General Management), undergraduates will be required to meet all the required criteria as per the University regulations. In terms of the programme, undergraduates in this degree will:

  1. Study Core Courses in Theology – see Programme Schedule in the prospectus
  2. Study Specialization Courses in Education or in General Management
  3. Be exposed to high quality training in Communication Skills, Use of Computer as well as Development Studies!

For (i) and (ii) above, classes are set such that a remarkable interaction with other Degrees programmes such as Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Education is maintained.

 University wide course
The following courses are offered to all students
     Development Studies
     Communication Skills
     Computing skills

 

All enquiries about the School of Theology and Religious Studies should be addressed to:
The Dean,
School of Theology and Religious Studies
St. John’s University of Tanzania
P.O. Box 47, Dodoma, Tanzania.
Tel: +255-26-2390044
Fax: 255-26-2390025
Email: [email protected]

Admission and Application

All enquiries to St.John’s University of Tanzania:
St John’s University of Tanzania,
P.O. Box 47,
Dodoma, Tanzania.
Tel. +255-26-2390044
Fax +255-26-2390025
Email: [email protected]

All enquiries about admission should be addressed to:
Admission Officer ,
St John’s University of Tanzania,
P.O. Box 47, Dodoma, Tanzania.
Tel. +255-26-2390044
Fax +255-26-2390025
Email: [email protected]

St.John’s University of Tanzania Library:
The Director;
St.John’s University of Tanzania Library,
P.O.Box 47,
Dodoma,Tanzania.
Email:[email protected]

St.Marks Teaching Centre -Dar-es-salaam
P.O.Box 25017
Dar-es-salaam

Email: [email protected]
Website:
www.sjut.ac.tz/Stmarks.php
Tel       +25526 23 900 44
Tel:      +255 22 2863014

FAX:    026 23 900 25

Town Centre-Dodoma
Msalato Teaching Centre-Dodoma


Center for Information and Communication Technology (CICT)

St John’s University of Tanzania,
P.O. Box 47,

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