School of Distance Learning & Information Technology

Assoc. Prof. Aduwo Jennifer


The School of Distance Learning & Information Technology (SDL&IT) was created on July 1, 2013. It is made up of two departments namely:  Distance Learning & Information Technology, the SDL&IT is responsible for managing all the Institute online, blended and distance learning programmes, conducting and publishing research, spearheading the integration of technology into teaching and learning, conducting academic diploma and master’s degrees and community engagement.


SDL&IT envisions to be a premier provider of technology enabled distance online, ICT and management training programmes


To Excel in developing sustainable practical ICT and technology enabled distance online learning programmes accessible to all.


The School of Distance Learning and Information Technology is mandated to develop management capacity at all levels through distance learning and information technology training Programmes.


  • To provide accessible, equitable and relevant education and training in compliance with national and international quality management standards.
  • To generate and disseminate cutting edge knowledge and innovations on distance learning and ICT administration, management and leadership
  • To offer quality consultancy services that address clients’ administration, leadership, and management challenges.
  • To promote community engagement function of the Institute
  • To promote the Institute’s internationalization and visibility


  • Distance Learning 
  • Information Technology 
Dean's Office
Information Technology

Head of Department

Team Members

Distance Learning

Head of Department

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School Members


  • Commonwealth of Learning (COL) / UMI partnership ongoing to support Technology Enabled Learning
  • Open University of Tanzania in research and student’s recruitment
  • Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management where the faculty, students and Alumni attend Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) programs  at no cost.  
  • The School collaborates with the Oracle Academy -USA to enrich its training programme
  • The School collaborates with the NITA (U) to enrich its training and research programmes
  • Information systems
  • Information security
  • Information technology
  • Business computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Education technologies
  • E-government and integration of IT systems
  • Big data and analytics
  • Software security and Escrow services
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Cyber security
  • IT procurement
  • Electronic transactions and signatures
  • Broadband Technologies and the Internet
  • Emerging technologies Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, block chain technology)

Research Area