UDSM Vice Chancellor’s Day was marked on 18th December, 2018, at DUCE campus with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. William A. L. Anangisye, exhorting the first year students to study hard. These were the students who were registered at DUCE, a constituent college of UDSM, at the College’s three faculties; the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Principal of DUCE, Prof. Bernadeta Killian said in her opening remarks that the College has registered 1,827 first year students this academic year (2018/2019) against 1,710 last year (2017/2018). Out of those registered this year, 792 are females. The number of girls currently registered shows an increase from 692 registered last academic year.“There is need, however, for more affirmative action to boost the number of girls admitted to the College annually,” Prof. Killian said noting that there are prospects for the number to go higher in the subsequent years.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Willliam A. L. Anagisye, traced the development of universities saying that it was important of the ‘freshers’ to observe university regulations and by laws governing campus life.
“The regulations and by laws are meant to protect you and make sure that you accomplish your higher education potentials free of intimidation,” Prof. Anangisye said warning that the University would not tolerate any forms of indiscipline.
Vice Chancellor’s Day is observed annually in each of the University of Dar es Salaam campuses – the Main Campus (Mwalimu Nyerere), Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE), and Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE). During the day, the Vice Chancellor gets opportunity to speak to all the first year students and respond to their questions.