Dr. Safari T. A. Mafu, Diploma in Education, B Ed, PGDA-L, M Sc (TESP), PhD

As a senior lecturer in Communication and Language Studies, Dr. Mafu has been involved in teaching, conducting research and offering consultancy services in the areas of communication and language studies research, curriculum development and evaluation since 1988. He has served at Sokoine University of Agriculture as assistant lecturer for 4 years, and lecturer for 5 years. In July, 2004, Dr. Mafu was promoted to the rank of senior lecturer the designation he holds to date. He has supervised a good number of students at undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral degree levels. He has also served as internal and external examiner for many postgraduate students, pursuing their degree programmes at Sokoine University of Agriculture and other institutions in Tanzania and beyond the borders. Moreover, Dr. Mafu has served as Viva Voce Chairperson for more than 3 doctoral candidates and Viva Voce panelist for more than 5 doctoral candidates. In administration, Dr. Mafu has served as Overall In-charge of Matriculation Examinations at Sokoine University of Agriculture from July 2003 to June 2007. He also served as the Head of the Department of Social Sciences from July 2002 to March 2008. He has also served as Associate Dean, Faculty of Science (2004-2007). Currently, Dr. Mafu is working on Contract since 2011 in the Department of Language Studies, at Sokoine University of Agriculture. The contract ends this academic year.

Dr. Mafu has published widely in his areas of expertise. Some of his publications can be accessed via the following links:



multilingualism on the internet - Semantic Scholar


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