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UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
MKWAWA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Campus Life

General Information

MUCE Students’ Administration is headed by the Office of the Dean of Students which deals primarily with personal and social welfare aspects of students’ life. The following facilities are provided by the office of the Dean of Students: accommodation, games and sports, spiritual and student counselling in various problems, and career guidance and counselling. The Office of the Dean of Students also assists the Deputy Principal - (Administration) in students’ disciplinary matters.

Student's Activities

Most of the student s’ activities are organized by the students’ union (DARUSO-MUCE). The students’ organization is concerned with the students’ academic, political, social and recreational activities. Students are encouraged to form academic/professional organizations. They are also encouraged to form and join social organizations that have been registered. New social and academic organizations are registered with the Office of the Dean of Students.

Medical Services

MUCE owns and operates a Health Centre which provides medical and health care services to students, staff members, staff families and to the general public. The Health Centre is located within the College campus and operates for 24 hours. There are two ward wings, for male and female patients, with a 24 bed capacity. Students who report at the Health Centre for treatment are required to produce NHIF identity cards, which can also be obtained at college at a cost of Tshs. 50,400.00 per year.

Accommodation

A limited number of rooms in the halls of residence are available on application before the beginning of the academic year. Accommodation in the Halls is therefore not guaranteed for every student. Students are urged to find their own accommodation outside the campus. At present there are six Halls of Residence with total capacity o accommodating 1,150 students. Payment for accommodation is made through Government Electronic Payment Gateway (GEPG) using the specific control numbers generated through the student's ARIS account. No student will be given a room in the Halls of Residence until s/he has paid the prescribed rent. Priority for on – campus accommodation will be given to students with disabilities, foreign students and female first year students. Students are required to keep their original pay-in slips for further verifications in case required. Currently the price per student per day is Tshs. 800.00 x 120 days per each semester. In addition, students are required to pay accommodation caution money of Tshs. 10,000.00 payable once during the first year.

Catering

The College offers cafeteria services for all meals to students at subsidized prices. The meals are paid for at the cafeteria counters. The College has one cafeteria on the campus and few canteens (Food vendors) near Hall VI which have the capacity to serve the present student population.