This is a special section of the University of Dar es Salaam’ resource centres, which is coordinated by the School of Education, catering for students with special needs, such as the vision-impaired, the physically impaired, and the hearing-impaired. The Unit provides services to University students with such special needs, and it has five members of staff who are specialists in sign language, Braille and counselling.


In the 2012/2013 academic year, the special education unit served 17 visually impaired students, 08 physically impaired, 09 hearing impaired, 06 students with Albinism, 01 student who had a multiple handicap (blind and physically impaired), as well as several students with low vision. All these are undergraduate students. However, the unit served also postgraduate students, who were 4 in total.