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The Faculty was launched in July 2007 following the demand from and consultation with different stakeholders both within and outside Tanzania.

Within the framework set by its Trustees as a Christian university, and while recognising and respecting the religious pluralism and cultural diversity of its students and staff, FAHE seeks to develop students with both a capacity to integrate a Christian perspective within their programme, and a commitment to apply what they learn at St John’s university of Tanzania to the service and transformation of the material, social, spiritual and moral life of the local, national and global community.

The ways in which teaching, learning and research take place in FAHE should reflect and inform the principles of the subject itself. Attention is given to the ways in which students develop:

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Application of key principles to related contexts
  • The ability to reflect on relevant issues
  • Transferable skills

FAHE graduates are expected to display the following characteristics:

    1. Self-discipline and self-direction
    2. Independence of mind, and initiative
    3. Ability to work with others, and have respect for others' reasoned views
    4. Ability to gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information; and familiarity with appropriate means of identifying, finding, retrieving, sorting and exchanging information
    5. Analytical and critical thinking ability, and the capacity to consider and solve problems, including complex problems to which there is no single solution
    6. Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of both oral and written expression
    7. Intellectual integrity, maturity, imaginative insight and creativity
    8. Use information and communication technology (ICT), including word processing, databases, internet communication, information retrieval and online searches
    9. Interpret and present relevant numerical information
    10. Improve their own learning and performance, including the development of study and research skills, and a capacity to plan and manage learning, and to reflect on their own learning
    11. Analyse, synthesise, evaluate, and identify problems and solutions
    12. Identify and reflect on potential connections and discontinuities between each
      of the aspects of subject knowledge and their application in different contexts
    13. Accommodate new principles and understandings
    14. Select a range of relevant primary and secondary sources, including theoretical and research-based evidence, to extend their knowledge and understanding
    15. Demonstrate civic responsibility, leadership and service.

At the individual level FAHE Faculty and students will be expected to display and encourage the following values: generosity, kindness, patience, gentleness, humility, peace-making, determination, reliability, responsibility, punctuality, diligence, faithfulness, truthfulness, self-control, tolerance, respect, fairness, justice and love.


  • Respect for all
  • Equality of access irrespective of gender, cultural background, socioeconomic status and religious affiliations
  • Recognition of the sovereignty and providence of God
  • Striving to maintain a safe, secure and healthy environment for all
  • Aiming at continuing improvement and excellence in teaching, learning, research and community service
  • Reflection of accountability, integrity and transparency in all its operations.

The Faculty of Humanities and Education offers the following

  • Diploma in Project Planning and Management
  • BA (Education) – History/Geography/English/Kiswahili
  • BA (Holistic Child Development)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management
  • Masters of Arts in Education (MA (Ed))
  • Masters of Arts in Special Education (MA (Spec Ed))

At present there are five departments which run courses within the faculty

  • Department of English and Communication Studies
  • Department of Education
  • Department of History
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of English
  • Department of Kiswahili

The following cross cutting courses are offered to all students in the Faculty

  • Development Studies
  • Computing Courses

The programs of the faculty are designed to meet current and future job requirements in both teaching institutions and non-teaching institutions and organisations.

  • Students will be able to meet the following at the end of the program:
  • To teach in tertiary institutions and in secondary schools
  • To work as education administrators or officers
  • To work in educational research and consultancy activities.

The following are additional to the University entrance requirements

Direct Entry Qualification
Advance Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE):
At least two principal passes for HGL, HGE and HGK students (they must have pursued History, Geography, Kiswahili and English in Ordinary Level) or its equivalent in Geography and History

Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or its equivalent:
Passes in five approved subjects, including History, Geography, Kiswahili or English, obtained prior to the sitting for ACSEE.

Equivalent Qualification
An appropriate equivalent Diploma from a recognised and accredited Institution with an average pass of B.

All enquiries about the Faculty of Humanities and Education should be addressed to:

The Dean,
Faculty of Humanities and Education,
St John's University of Tanzania,
P.O. Box 47, Dodoma, Tanzania.
Tel. +255-26-2390044
Fax +255-26-2390025
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