Highlights on Facts and Figures About Muhas
MUHAS has 2,695 registered students (19 PhD, 404 Postgraduate, 1,437 Undergraduate and 835 diploma students) as of September 2010. Female students compose (32.5%) of the total population. Up to 500 students graduate from the University annually.
The University has a total of 604 staff (241 academic staff, 106 technical staff, 257 administrative and support staff.)
Academic and Support Units
The University has 15 academic and support units (5 Schools, 2 Institutes and 8 Directorates)
The number of applicants admitted at MUHAS has been increasing over the years. Table below shows that for the past five years the number of undergraduate students registered at MUHAS increased by 22.8%. The percentage of female among the admitted students ranged between 31.9% and 39%.
Student Enrolment Profiles
Diploma and Undergraduate Students
The total diploma and undergraduate students enrolment at MUHAS for the past five years has ranged from 1779 to 2283 (Table 2.3). The majority of the students are enrolled in the School of Medicine. The fraction of female students at MUHAS is almost one third (29.3%) of all enrolled students, this implies that few female students are admitted to the University. There is a need therefore to increase enrolment of female students to at least 40% all factors remaining equal.
Since 2004/2005 to 2010/2011 the change in the number of postgraduate students enrolled at MUHAS was gradual. During 2010/2011 postgraduate enrolment was recorded at 404 students compared to 295 students in 2009/2010.
The chart below indicate number of candidates who sat for University examinations at MUHAS from 2004 to 2011. The percentage of those who passed on first sitting ranged from 64.4% to 74.6%. Also records show that students’ performance has been improving over the years and the attrition rate has gone down to 0.36% in 2011 compared to 2.7% in 2006.
Student Output at MUHAS
Diploma and Undergraduate Students
The number of graduates from MUHAS has been rising steadily for the past three years. In 2006 469 students graduated from various courses including; Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing Environmental Health Sciences and various diploma programs. However in the year 2010, the number had slightly decreased by 3.8 % to 451. Compared to previous years the fraction of female graduates increased from 34.6% to 38.1% in 2010/2011).
Compared to undergraduates, the number of students completing postgraduate studies is rather low. During 2006 - 2009 it fluctuated between 37 and 68. In the year 2006 the fraction of female graduates was 27%. During 2006 to 2010 female output decreased to 10%. However between 2007 -2009 there was an improvement in the fraction of female graduates from to 42.4% before a slight decrease in 2010 to 38.7%.
Academic Staff by Qualification and sex
The academic members of staff are required to attain the highest possible qualifications to enhance their skills to transmit knowledge and also conduct research and consultancy. The University has generally one of the highest concentrations of highly trained staff. The majority of the academic staff members have been trained to the level of PhD and masters. From 2005/06 to 2010/11 the number of academic staff with PhD and Masters Degrees increased steadily from 196 to 229. MUHAS has 67(27.8%) female academic staff implying that the University should consider employing more female academic staff so as to reach a ratio of at least 40% .
Academic staff by rank and SEX
The number of Professors and Associate Professors (47) is relatively low compared to the number of other ranks of academic staff (194) for the year 2010/11 as indicated in Table.3.2. Also it is noted that there is one (1) female staff that has attained a rank of full Professor and five (5) at the rank of Associate Professor. During the reporting period the number of Senior Lecturers was 55 of which 27.3% (15) are female academic staff. The rank of Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer is also significant with between 86 and 39 staff respectively. During 2009/10 the number of tutorial assistants was 14.