ABDULRAHMAN AL-SUMAIT UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

FACULTY INTRODUCTION

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is one of the SUMAIT University faculties since its inauguration in 2014 after the approval of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). This faculty is composed of five Departments namely: Department of Linguistics; Department of Counselling Psychology; Department of Social Studies; Department of Education and Department of Arabic.  Our vision is to be an internationally renowned Institution of Higher Learning Research, Innovation and Public.

 

FACULTY DEAN PROFILE 



Role:                       Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Title:                           Dr.

Name:                       Hafsa Mzee Mwita

Office  Email:           deanfass@sumait.ac.tz

                          

 

Biography

Dr Hafsa M Mwita obtained her Diploma in Public Health Nurse Teaching from the Loma Linda University, USA in 1979; Bachelor degree in Family Sciences (Nutrition) from Ahfad University for Women, Sudan in the year 2005; Master of Education (Counselling) from the Islamic University Malaysia in 2007; PhD Education (Counselling) from the Islamic University Malaysia in 2013.  She worked as an MCH Tutor and Principal at Mbeya and Dodoma Region Tanzania; National Training Officer of the Immunization Program (EPI), at the Ministry of Health, Dar-es-salaam; Clinical Nurse Tutor in the Sultanate of Oman; Faculty Dean at both SUMAIT University and Zanzibar University in Zanzibar; Lecturer and Senior Lecturer of Counselling Psychology at both SUMAIT University and Zanzibar University in Zanzibar, including research supervision of undergraduates and postgraduates. She is a Member of American Psychological Association; Member and Executive Secretary of Zanzibar Psychological Counselling Association; Member of Global Psychological Alliance and Board Member of Organization of Child Heart in Zanzibar. Conducted and published various researches including:  Validating the University Student Engagement Model through Structural Equation Modeling; Instruments Validation for a study on: Relationship between Religious Commitment, Peer Relations and Behavior of Adolescents Implications for School Counselling;  Validation of Measures of Academic Self-Handicapping Behavior and Student Engagement; Cross Validation of an extended model of Student Engagement; Tanzanian Rural Psychological Services: Opportunities and challenges, together with other 7 International Psychologists; Designed a three year program on Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology; Designed a 4 Year Bachelor of Science in Counselling Psychology and currently the Master Program of Psychology. Currently, designing a project for SUMAIT University entitled “Drug Abuse Relapse Control and after Care Career Enhancement in Zanzibar”

 

There are Five Departments under the faculty

 

DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS

Head of Department is Ms. Mwanajuma Ali

The Department offers Swahili and English courses which are all based in combinations as follows, the first three are under this department while the other five courses are joint courses with other departments:

1.    English and Kiswahili

2.    Arabic and Kiswahili

3.    English and Arabic

4.    Counselling and English

5.    English and Geography

6.    Geography and Kiswahili

7.    History and English

8.    History and Kiswahili

 

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY

Head of Department is Mr. Khamis Juma Khalfan

The Department offers three courses:

1.    Degree in Counselling Psychology

2.    Degree in Counselling & Education

3.    Diploma (NTA4 & NTA5) in counseling Psychology. 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Head of Department is …

The Department offers six courses which are all based on combinations as follows: 

1.    Geography English

2.    Geography Kiswahili

3.    Biology Geography

4.    History Geography

5.    History English

6.    History Kiswahili

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Head of Department is Mr. Jabir Mtulia

The Department is responsible to teach the educational core courses and to coordinate almost all SUMAIT courses except IT and BA Counselling Psychology.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC LANGUAGE

Head of Department is Ms ….

The Department is responsible for all Arabic courses without combination and partial responsibility for courses which are combined with other courses from other department as elaborated above.

 

LIST OF ACADEMIC STAFF UNDER EACH FACULTY

 

DEPARTMENT

STAFF NAME

Linguistics

  1. Mr. Shehe Suleiman Nassor
  2. Mrs. Mwanajuma Ali
  3. Mr. Saji Pillai

 

Counselling Psychology

  1. Assoc. Prof. Hibatallah Mohamed Elhassan Salim
  2. Dr. Hafsa M Mwita
  3. Mr. Khamis Juma Khalfan
  4. Ms. Janeth Ayugi
  5. Mr. Ramadhan Nassor

 

Social Studies

  1. Assoc. Prof Mazhar
  2. Mr. Mohamed Khalfan
  3. Ms. Jema Khalfan

 

Education

  1. Mr. Jabir Mtulia
  2. Dr. Hafsa M Mwita

 

Arabic Language

  1. Mr. Abdalla Habib Ali
  2. Mr. Suleiman Hemed