Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania’s (ELCT) pastor, Dr Elia Mligo, has written a research guidebook entitled, ‘Jifunze UTAFITI’ literally translating ‘learn research’ to guide university and college students in doing their researches.
Speaking to journalists in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the ELCT pastor said the guidebook would help students in writing logical research reports.
He said that the book provides key guidelines for conducting research, which will make students, feel confident on what they are researching for and writing about, and that it’s written in Kiswahili.
“I was forced to write this guidebook after experiencing difficulties when I was conducting my research in English language…I wasn’t competent enough in the foreign language; I was optimistic that if I used Kiswahili, I would have been more confident and I believe, many Tanzanians face a similar problem,” he explained.
Mligo also elaborated that the guidebook discusses in detail important areas of doing a research, tips to follow, logical questions to ask, research topics, and writing research reports in a logical manner.
He gave a few examples of countries like Germany, Scandinavian states (including Sweden, Finland, Denmark) and France, which until today still use their native languages in schools from nursery schools to the university level.