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SEMINAR ON MAKING SENSE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES IN TANZANIAN CONTEXT



Dr. Marilyn Kaff with a team of five educators from Kansas State University, The Colleagues include Haley Anderson, Jordan Davidson, Lindsey Fincham,Gretta Walczak, and Megan Zych. The team Conducted a two day seminar  for  master`s students at sekomu entitled Making Sense of learning disabilities in a Tanzanian Context.

Dr. Marilyn Kaff, Educator , Masters students and other  Staff
SEMINAR GOING ON........
 





PRESIDENT DR. JAKAYA MRISHO KIKWETE VISITS SEKOMU TO OPEN BENJAMIN WILLIAM MKAPA AUDITORIUM ON 9TH JULY 2014

H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, sitting at the front side of Benjamin William Mkapa Auditorium together with (from left to right) Rev. Yohana Mmaka (Principal Dean NED), Honourable Chiku Gallawa (Regional Commissioner – Tanga), Bishop Dr. Stephen I. Munga (Chancellor), Rev. Dr. Anneth Munga (Vice Chancellor – SEKOMU), Bishop Emeritus Joseph Jali (NED) and Rev. Dr. Eberhardt Ngugi (Deputy Vice Chancellor – Planning, Finance and Administration). Standing (left to right) are Mr. Grasford Kimweri (Principal Accountant), Rev. Godfrey Walalaze (Dean of Students) and Rev. Chrispus Kanju (Chaplain).



President Kikwete (seated) signing the Guest Book flanked by the Chancellor (left) 
and Vice Chancellor (right). This was done immediately after opening the building.
 


“I hereby declare the Benjamin William Mkapa Auditorium officially opened!”


Cutting the ribbon!

In honouring the great day, the President’s flag was raised between those of the 
United Republic of Tanzania and SEKOMU. 
Trumpeters from Fuizai beautifully played cheerful tones.

President Kikwete arriving at SEKOMU and being greeted by Honourable
 Majid Mwanga, the District Commissioner of Lushoto.

“Welcome, Your Excellency, Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the 
United Republic of Tanzania, to open the Benjamin William Mkapa Auditorium, 
this 9th Day of July, 2014”.


Entering the building
            
“This is a beautiful building. I have visited many universities 
and seen many buildings, so I know what I’m talking about!”




The Vice Chancellor welcomed the President and delivered her speech
President Kikwete spoke..
....Joked......
...and encouraged SEKOMU to become a centre of excellence in the
field of Special Education!

Honourable MPs, Henry Shekifu (left) and January Makamba (right)....
 
President Kikwete received a portrait of the newly
opened building 
 
...and six SEKOMU mugs!
 


Children from Irente School for the Blind sang a poem...



Sign Language interpreters of SEKOMU, Neema 
and Paul, made sure that everyone could follow!
Bishop emeritus Joseph Jali exchanging a word with Hon. Gallawa,
the Regional Commissioner of Tanga...
SEKOMU staff and students listening carefully!

Time to say “Kwaheri”......and welcome again!