Highlights on Facts and Figures about MUHAS

Academic Programs
The University continues to lead the park in the country through the provision of a wide range of academic programmes and the best academic staff profiles in the field of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. High priority is given to quality programmes development, delivery and students outcomes. Currently, the University offers 87 academic programmes, which include 10 Diploma programmes, 14 Undergraduate programmes and 63 Postgraduate programmes.

Students
MUHAS has 3,532 registered students (29 PhD, 662 Postgraduate, 3,172 Undergraduate students) for the academic year 2015/2016. Up to 743 students graduate from the University annually.

Staff
The University has a total of 648 staff  (306 academic staff : 174 males and 114 (39.6%) female) and 342 (Administrative and Technical Staff - 196 male and 140 (41.7%) female). The overall female proportion of University staff was therefore 40.7%.

Academic and Support Units
The University has 19 academic and support units (5 Schools, 2 Institutes and 12 Directorates)

Admission Profiles
The number of applicants admitted at MUHAS has been increasing over the years. For the year 2014/2015,  441 new students were admitted in various diploma programmes (of the total, 297 were males and 153 were females, this makes the proportion of newly admitted female students to be 34.7% ), 605 undergraduate students were admitted in various undergraduate programmes and 262 postgraduate students were admitted in various postgraduate programmes (143 were males, and 119 (45.4%) were females).

Diploma Students
During the reporting period, 1034 diploma students were enrolled in various MUHAS diploma programmes compared to 835 students enrolled in the year 2010/2011.For past four years there has been a notable increase in diploma student enrollment. For instance, during the reporting period there was a slight increase in enrollment from 1003 in 2013/2014 to 1034 in 2014/2015 (3.1% increased enrollment).



Undergraduate Students

The number of students enrolled during 2014/2015 into all undergraduate programmes was 1926, an increase of 489(34.0%) compared to 1437 students enrolled in 2010/2011 as shown on the figure below. During the reporting period, 584(30.3%) of the total students enrolled were females compared to enrollment of 411(28%) female students in 2011/2012 showing an improvement and an achievement towards the MUHAS strategic plan for gender mainstreaming.

Postgraduate Students
The number of postgraduate students has been consistently increasing from 2010/2011 to 2014/15. During the reporting period 553 students were enrolled in various postgraduate programmes. Unlike undergraduate students, the admissions of postgraduate students have
been increasing over time. During the period under review there was a 36.9% increase in enrollment compared to the year 2010/2011 whereby404 students were enrolled. This significant increase may be due to the increased awareness of the postgraduate programmes and desire of professional development as previously observed.

Student Enrollment Profiles during the Past Five Years (2010/2011-2014/2015)
Diploma Students
During the reporting period, 1034 diploma students were enrolled in various MUHAS diploma programmes compared to 835 students enrolled in the year 2010/2011.For past four years there has been a notable increase in diploma student enrollment. For instance, during the reporting period there was a slight increase in enrollment from 1003 in 2013/2014 to 1034 in 2014/2015 (3.1% increased enrollment).

Undergraduate Students
The number of students enrolled during 2014/2015 into all undergraduate programmes was 1926, an increase of 489(34.0%) compared to 1437 students enrolled in 2010/2011(Figure 4). During the reporting period, 584(30.3%) of the total students enrolled were females compared to enrollment of 411(28%) female students in 2011/2012 showing an improvement and an achievement towards the MUHAS strategic plan for gender mainstreaming.

Postgraduate Students
The number of postgraduate students has been consistently increasing from 2010/2011 to 2014/15. During the reporting period 553 students were enrolled in various postgraduate programmes. Unlike undergraduate students, the admissions of postgraduate students have been increasing over time. During the period under review there was a 36.9% increase in enrollment compared to the year 2010/2011 whereby404 students were enrolled. This significant increase may be due to the increased awareness of the postgraduate programmes and desire of professional development as previously observed.


Examination Performance

Diploma Programmes
Figure below shows the level of performance of diploma students who sat for examinations during the reporting period. The results indicate that out of 1073 students who sat for examinations, 745(69.4%) passed at first sitting. For those who did not pass at first sitting, 152 (14.2%) were referred to do supplementary examinations, 167(15.6%) students had their examination results withheld and four (4) students were discontinued.

Undergraduate Degree Programmes
During the reporting period, 1936 students in undergraduate degree programmes sat for examinations. The results indicate that, 1314 (67.9%) passed at first sitting. Of those who did not pass during the first sitting 580(29.9%) students failed and were referred to do
supplementary examinations and forty-two (42) students had incomplete results.

Postgraduate Programmes
The Directorate of Postgraduate Studies through the Senate Higher Degrees Committee (SHDC) processed University Examination results as follows: - A total of 476 postgraduate students sat for the University examinations in July 2015. Among those who sat for the examination, 346 (72.7%) passed their examinations and 94 were referred to supplementary. Nine (9) students were discontinued; twenty-seven (27) had incomplete results.


Student Output at MUHAS

Diploma Programmes
During the period under review 372 diploma students completed their studies and the number of qualifying candidates increased by 108 (40.9%) compared to the year 2013/2014. Figure 6 shows the trend of students awarded diploma and certificates over the past five
years (2010/2011- 2014/15). There has been a gradual increase in the number of qualifying candidates. For instance, in the year 2010/2011, 202 students graduated and there has been consistent increase in graduating students until it reached 372 graduates in the year under review.

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

The number of graduates during the reporting period (2014/15) was 375 and the number of qualifying candidates increased by 111 (42%) compared to the year 2013/2014. Of the total undergraduate students graduated during the reporting period, 33.3% were female.

Postgraduate Programmes

During the reporting period, a total of 183 students graduated indicating a slight decrease in number of qualifying candidates by 3(1.6%) compared to the year 2013/2014. Of the total graduated postgraduate students, 38.3% were female.

Human Resources
Staff Establishment and Recruitment.
The Directorate recruited 62 new staff (55 Academic staff and 7 Administrative staff) for the whole University. At the same period, through the President’s Office - Public Service Management (PO-PSM) the Directorate facilitated issuing of permit to recruit 73 staff (59
academic and 14 administrative and Technical). Recruitment of appropriate staff was therefore initiated however, they are expected to report for duty during 2015/2016.
The new recruitments increased the total number of staff to 624 (288 academic staff 174 males and 114 (39.6%) female) and 336 (Administrative and Technical Staff - 196 and 140 (41.7%) female). The overall female proportion of University staff was therefore 40.7%.
Training and Development
During the period under review the Directorate continued to ensure that competent, functional, relevant and adequate human resource with appropriate skills mix and competences are in place. In recognition of the importance embodied in the staff training, the University continued to train its employees both locally and oversee and it encouraged and supported individual efforts. In this respect a number of employees were trained and others attended Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses at higher learning institutions as shown in Table below: -


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