Sexual Harrasment in Higher Learnings in Tanzania

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS: EXPERIENCE OF INSTITUTE OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT AND TUMAINI UNIVERSITY - DAR ES SALAAM CAMPUS

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS: EXPERIENCE OF INSTITUTE OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT AND TUMAINI UNIVERSITY-DAR ES SALAAM CAMPUS

By

JOSEPH. M. MASANJA

A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Masters of Public Administration (MPA) Degree of the Mzumbe University

2011
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We, the undersigned, certify that we have read and hereby recommend for acceptance by the Mzumbe University, a dissertation entitled, Sexual Harassment in Higher Learning Institutions: Case of Institute of Finance Management and Tumaini University in partial/fulfillment of requirements for the degree of Masters of Public Administration of Mzumbe University.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

My first deep thanks go to the almighty God, the giver and the helper. Without his precious love and his gift of good health and life, this research would have not been possible.
The successful completion of this study involved the assistance and contributions from several people whom it is not easy to mention them all. To them all, I extend my sincere gratitude.

I am especially grateful to my wife Ephrasia Nkungu, my children Mathew and Alex for their encouragement and for being far from me for the period of study. They support and guidance not only during this research, but also throughout my academic career at Mzumbe University.

It is benefiting here to acknowledge the help given to me by Mr. Venance Shillingi, my supervisor, who apart from his supervision and open criticism has taken his time to guide me into a good research work

Finally, thanks to all those both in and out of Mzumbe University (MU) who provided the material for this research, particularly Institute of Finance Management and Tumaini University-Dar es salaam Campus.

DEDICATION

I dedicate this work to my parents, Mr.Mathew M. Daudi and Mrs.Mathew as well as my sisters Mary, Leticia and young brothers Kashindye, Emanuel and Shija. Also my uncle Mr. Mbikilwa for his support in primary education.

ABBREVIATIONS

IFM- Institute of Finance Management

MU- Mzumbe University

UDSM- University of Dar es salaam

ABSTRACT

The objectives of this study are to examine problems caused by sexual harassment, to assess the student’s perceptions and attitudes towards sexual harassment and to identify measures that the government should take to overcome sexual harassment in higher learning Institutions in Tanzania.

A case study method was used and the data was collected using questionnaires, interviews and documentary review and analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) computer.

The study revealed that among the highly debated social problems faced today, are problems caused by sexual...
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