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Welcome to the Department of Student Affairs

Mr. Gabriel J. Ikongo

- Head of Student Affair Department

- [+255] 282 983 374


Dean of Student's office is in charge of all matters regarding student’s life in and outside the campus. These matters include accommodation, counseling and guidance, sports games and recreation, catering services, fresher’s orientation, medical access and religious services.


Student’s accommodation services are operated under Mipango Students Accommodation Bureau (MISAB). There are three types of accommodation available through MISAB.

1. Hostels owned by IRDP-LZC

2. Hostels rented by MISAB

3. Hostels under private landlords who are willing to rent IRDP students but whose rent agreements are made between the landlords and individual students. MISAB in this case acts as a clearing house between the contracting parties

Eligibility and Condition for Securing MISAB Accommodation

All students pursuing various undergraduate and post graduate programs are eligible for accommodation services based on the criteria set by Mipango Students Accommodation Bureau (MISAB) and approved by the IRDP governing council; However, as accommodation facilities are limited, the Institute neither guarantees accommodation to any student nor obliged to provide the same to students and that students are strongly encouraged to look for private accommodation in the city in case effort to secure MISAB allocation fail.

Criteria used for allocating the limited accommodation available to MISAB.

The following criteria are used in allocating accommodation for students preferentially for those who have applied for accommodation from MISAB:

(i) Foreign students

(ii) Students with physical disabilities and under 18 students

(iii) First year students who are currently residing away from Dodoma City;

(iv) Continuing Female students currently residing away from Doma City

(v) Continuing male students residing away from Dodoma City

(vi) Any other students

Given the order of priority above, MISAB sorts the names of students according to these categories and proceed with the allocation process. It should be noted that information on application requests for accommodation should be received well before students arrive at the Institute.

Private Accommodation

Students who do not manage to get MISAB accommodation are advised to look for accommodation privately. Private accommodation agreements should be made between the students and the respective landlords. However, MISAB in collaboration with the Dean of Students can assist in making available a list of private accommodation possibilities for students who find it difficult to locate places to rent. It should be clearly understood that agreements made under such circumstances remain between the student and the particular land lord.

Family Accommodation

The Institute does not provide accommodation for couples or families, and that students are not allowed to live with spouses or children in the hostels. Married students wishing to stay with their families must identify and rent suitable off campus accommodations in town.

Counseling and Guidance

The counseling and guidance services are offered by the office of the Dean of Students. These services helps students who need assistance on guidance about their daily life problems which might hamper their steady progress in the academic field or prevent them from enjoying their life in general. Such problems embrace the whole range of health (Medical and psychiatric) problems, Socio-Economic, marital, sexual, academic, spiritual and other problems.

Medical and psychiatric problems are currently housed in the Institute Dispensary.

Sports Games and Recreation

For the aim of creating healthy minds for students, the institute offers opportunity for students to participate in sport, games and recreation activities. Sport and games within and outside the campus such as interclass competitions, inter departmental competitions, ujirani mwema competitions between nearby community members, friendly games with other learning institutions as well as SHIMIVUTA games are practiced following a time table that does not interfere academic progress. All these activities are coordinated by dean of student’s office in collaboration with Mipango student’s organization.

Catering Services

Catering services are available for students at any time of their convenience within the campus and nearby private cafeteria.

The new modern cafeteria at lake zone center campus offer specialist catering services for students, staff, meetings, seminar and similar conferences conducted at the institute. Students’ government negotiate with cafeteria owners on affordable price of food to students.

Fresher’s Orientation

First Year students (Fresher’s) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of normally one week which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Fresher’s report on Campus one week earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the Institute as well as other important aspects of life at the Institute such as the Rules and Regulations Governing Students, Examination Regulations, The Institute Library, Academic Departments, Dispensary, Students’ Organization, Hostels etc. A schedule of activities for orientation is always issued out and is strictly followed.

Right after acclimatization, there is invitation ceremony for fresher’s “Fresher’s ball party” which is celebrated by all students.

Medical Access

The Institute dispensary offers both curative and preventive services to students, staff and the surrounding community. Doctor and laboratory services are available. Special and complex cases that require more attention are referred to specialists at Bugando Hospital.

All students must have medical insurance from The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and have an access for medical services in all hospitals registered by NHIF in Tanzania.

Religious Activity

Institutes offers complete freedom of worship for students. Within the compass all religious group are allowed to participate in their religious activities. Christian denominations have chaplain who provides the spiritual services at specified time set by the chaplains in one of the lecture theatres offered by the institute. Also in Saturday and Sunday students are free to participate the mass in the nearby churches of their respective denominations. For Muslims there is mosque few meters from the institute where they get chance to go for prayers and other religious activities.