This is exciting news. The University recently moved to another stage in its history by appointing to a rare and intellectually elder position of ‘Professor Emeritus’ to “sit, peddle and keep guard” from the rear as the boat moves steadily forward through the uncharted waters.
What is ‘Professor Emeritus’? This is a term etymologically deriving from the Latin for “veteran soldier”. In formal English language today, Professor Emeritus [regardless of gender although, for a woman, sometimes "professor emerita"] is a fully-tenured professor who retires in good standing at a university. On this particular score, he or she would have been voted professor-emeritus out of his or her intellectually and professionally respectable standing, in order for him/her to remain within an intimate association with the university’s relevant department―so as to continue helping to advise-and-nurture the department in various ways including teaching, research and wider community-outreach consultations.
Strictly not on an official payroll of the university, the professor-emeritus [plural: ‘professors emeriti’] continues to hold the banner of the university and to symbolize the university’s rich intellectual values. The appointment illustrates the dictum ‘old is gold’ in the sense of their ability and readiness to help with anything academic, particularly with advice-cum-leadership on any of the University’s three-pronged mission: of research, teaching and consultancy, including various professional aspects of public service.
The following are brief notes on them, supported by their full and downloadable profiles.
LLB (1966), University of East Africa.
LLM (1967), University of California, Berkeley (USA).
Ph.D.(1987), University of Dar es Salaam.
Professor since 2010 [= 10 years]
LLB (1969), University of East Africa.
LLM (1971), University of London (UK).
Ph.D. (1990), University of Dar es Salaam.
Professor since 2004 [=16 years]
LLB (1970), University of East Africa;
LLM (1971), University of London;
LLD (1982), University of Dar es Salaam
Professor since 1986 [= 34 years]
LLB (1980), University of Dar es Salaam
LLM (1984), University of Dar es Salaam
Dr. Jur [LLD] (1989), University of Konstanz, Germany
Diploma in Higher Education (1990),
Univ. of Kassel, Germany
Professor since 1999 [= 21 years]
Professor Abel Ishumi
BA(Hons)(1970), University of East Africa
MEd(1972), Harvard university
Ph.D. (1975), University of Dar es Salaam
Professor since 1982 [= 38 years]
Professor Mayunga Nkunya
Bc (Hons), (1976)University of Dar es Salaam
MSc (1979), University of Dar es Salaam
Ph.D. (1984), University of Nijmegen, Netherland/
University of Dar es Salaam
Professor since 1994 [=26 years]
Professor Justinia Clinton Galabawa
BSc(Hons)(1975), University of Dar es Salaam
MEd(1979) University of Dar es Salaam
MDS(1982), Institute of Social Studies,
The Hague, Netherlands
Ph.D. (1988), University of Alberta, Canada
Professor Amelia Kajumulo Kivaisi
BSc(1978), University of Dar es salaam
Master Degree in Microbiology (1984),
Ph.D. (1990), University of Dar es Salaam
Professor since 2005 [=15 years]