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Certificate in Foundation ProgrammeOFP)

The Foundation Programme is a one year academic programme intended to serve as a bridging programme for opening up access to higher education to individuals who aspire to enrol for bachelor degrees but miss a few points to qualify.

The specific objectives of the programme are:

  • To provide basic information to the procedures, methods and language of the subjects for degree level
  • To introduce students to intelligent reading, assimilation, critical judgment, analysis and synthesis of information useful for higher level of learning
  • To promote individual self-development and remedy deficiencies carried over from lower levels of education in the ability to speak, read, write and receive instruction in order to successfully undertake university studies

 

Programme Summary

Course Name: Foundation Programme
Course Initials:  OFP
Duration:  1 Year
Total Units: 12
Mode of Deliverance:Blended mode
  

Programme Informations

A Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) with passes in at least FOUR subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E) or equivalent:                        

AND

  • An Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) with at least 1.5 points from TWO subjects. OR
  • An Ordinary Diploma from a recognized institution with a GPA of at least 2.0. OR
  • NTA Level 5/Professional Technician Level II Certificate.

NB: Passes in Religious studies and General Studies are not counted.

The Foundation Programme comprises of a total of fourteen (14) courses divided into three clusters (Arts, Business Studies, Science), depending on the degree programme a student may wish to pursue after successful completion of the programme. Students in each cluster will be required to take SIX subjects (i.e. 120 credits), three core subjects from the established A- Level subject combination and three additional subjects of Communication Sas indicated in the Table.  
Cluster Combination Subjects Additional Subjects for all clusters
Arts

History

Geography

English Language

Kiswahili

Economics

   

Communication Skills

Development Studies

Introduction to ICT

 
Business Studies

Business Studies

Economics

Business Mathematics and Statistics

Science

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Mathematics

Geography

Course Name Course Code Unit
English Language OFP 007 2
Kiswahili OFP 008 2
Mathematics OFP 009 2
Physics OFP 010 2
History OFP 011 2
Geography OFP 012 2
Biology OFP 013 2
Business Mathematics and Statistics OFP 014 2
Economics OFP 015 2
Chemistry OFP 016 2
Communications Skills OFC 017 2
Development Studies OFP 018 2
Business Studies OFP 019 2
Introduction to ICT OFP 020 2

 

No.

Item

Amount (TZS)

1.

Registration fee

30,000

2.

Tuition Fees (40,000 x 12 Units)

480,000

3.

Examination Fees (10,000 x 6 subjects)

60,000

4.

Students Organization Fees

20,000

5.

Student Identity Card

20,000

6.

Quality Assurance Fee

20,000

TOTAL

630,000

NAMECONTACTS

Mr. Paul Mgumba

paul.mgumba@out.ac.tz

The proposed programme will provide knowledge and skills that will prepare students lacking direct entry qualifications to undergraduate programmes, to reach requirements of university faculties for admission.

Among other things, students completing this programme are expected to be able to:

  • Explain basic concepts, theories and issues in their specialized subjects.
  • Make presentations of academic issues in their areas of specialization in a logical, intellectual way.
  • Communicate effectively using English language.
  • Demonstrate critical and analytical framework about the society and developme
  • Demonstrate enhanced academic writing and study skills.
  • Analyze critically cross-cutting issues in the society.
  • Apply information and communication technology in study, work and daily life.
  • Apply online facilities and modern techniques for enhancing interactive learning, work and daily life.
  • Search learning materials and develop feasible plans for self-studying in different learning systems, including the open and distance learning system.

Each Module carries 100% marks.

Coursework carries 30% of the total marks (assignments and tests);

Final examination counts for 70% of the total marks.