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Title:Reorganisation of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science: background, issues, principles and prospects
Author:Rweyemamu, Justinian F.
Periodical:Taamuli: a Political Science Forum
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:higher education
social sciences
Abstract:Background: Since the inception in 1964 of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the University of Dar es Salaam, students admitted into this Faculty have been required to take three subjects (academic disciplines) in the first year, proceeding with two of those in the second and third years. This structure satisfied both the requisite knowledge and manpower demands at the historical period. By 1967 major economy and policy changes necessitated: the broadening of the public sector, more specialised manpower requirements in the civil service as Africanisation proceeded, and a more firm commitment by the leadership to the policy of socialism and self-reliance. Issues: The direction for change remained an issue of controversy. Principles: 1) despite the accepted need to train high level manpower, social science university education cannot meaningfully be turned into a career factory; 2) the degree structure must be flexible enough to enable students to construct individual programmes.