Establishment

The Directorate of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) was created in 2001 after the then Institute of Development Management was transformed to a University. Currently the directorate has offices in all of the available campus with qualified number of staff and resources responsible in mainstreaming the ICT services to support core activities at the university.

Objectives

  • To ensure that the University is having the right technology at the appropriate time and with a right quantity and quality of the same.
  • To ensures that the ICT services are readily available to users in the University and downtime is minimal.

Our Functions

The Directorate of Information and Communication Technology have the following functions:

  • To advise the Mzumbe University (MU) management on the right ICTs to acquire
  • To advise the MU management on the acquisition of both hardware and software
  • To advise the MU management on the segmentation of the LAN to logical division
  • To advise the MU management on the development and maintenance of corporate and other databases
  • To advise the MU management on how to share resources in the LAN
  • To train users – students and employees – on new software
  • To service and repair computer systems and their peripherals
  • To organize and supervise major repair on ICTs in case MU technicians fail to solve them
  • To supervise and monitor the usage of computer equipment in staff offices and students’ laboratories
  • To develop and customize computer software
  • To set ICT utilization policy and user guidelines and oversee its implementation
  • To develop and maintain MU website
  • To ensure that the MU Local Area Network (LAN) works properly all the time
  • To design and facilitate specialized computer applications courses
  • Any other function as may be directed by the University Management through the Deputy Vice Chancellor.