The Faculty of Science (FoSc) is one of the three Faculties of the Mkwawa University College of Education that were established in 2015/2016. During the College establishment, the Faculty of Science had five Departments; namely Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Informatics. In 2011, the College organisational structure was reviewed and agreed to change academic administrative entities from ‘Departments’ to ‘Units’. Replacement of ‘Department’ by ‘Unit’ was accompanied with merging of some Departments. The reasons for merging of the Departments were shortage of senior academic staff and limited number of students. Merging of the Departments resulted into three Units namely, Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences, and Mathematics and Informatics. Also, merging of the Departments resulted into four Sections; namely Life Sciences, Chemistry, Informatics and Mathematics. In 2015, another review of Sections and Units was done, separating Chemistry and Life Sciences Unit into two separate Units. Thus, currently the Faculty has three Departments namely; Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Mathematics, Physics and Informatics.
The Faculty of Science comprises of the following Departments:
Development Goals and Targets of the Faculty
The Faculty aims to:
To achieve this goal the Faculty targets: To introduce 8 new degree programmes and introduce 6 new short term courses evening programmes.
Academic Programmes Offered
The faculty offers one 3-years Undergraduate degree programme and two years postgraduate programme leading to the following academic qualifications:
Opportunities for the Faculty
The Faculty of Science will successfully achieve the set goals by consideration of the opportunities available. These opportunities are: