Personal Information


Dr. Luka Mathayo Mkonongwa



Contact Address:

P.O Box 2329,Dar es Salaam,


Dr. Luka Mathayo Mkonongwa holds a PhD in Education (University College Dublin), Master of Applied Social Psychology and Bachelor of Arts with Education (University of Dar es Salaam) and Diploma of Teacher Education (Morogoro Teachers’ College). He formerly, worked as a secondary school teacher for English Language, History, Civics and General Studies subjects. Currently, he is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum studies. Specifically, he teaches courses such as Research Methods in Education, Introduction to Educational Psychology, Counselling and Special Needs Education, Social Science Teaching Methods and Psychology of Exceptionalities. Dr. Mkonongwa also works as a researcher and consultant to governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as local and international organizations. His areas of interest include inclusive education, guidance and counselling, ICT in teaching and learning and curriculum and teaching.

Publications and Conference Papers

  1. Mkonongwa, L. and Komba, S. (2018). Reflections on Distance Higher Education in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities (Book Chapter), IGI Global Publishers.
  2. Mkonongwa, L.M. &Komba, S.C. (2017). Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in Tanzania through improved English language teaching and educational management skills. International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning, 7, 2:1-14.
  3. Mkonongwa, L.M. (2014). Academic staff’s access to and use of technological tools: A challenge to blended learning implementation in Tanzania’s tertiary institutions, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, vol. 2, no.1.
  4. Kafyulilo, A., Mkonongwa, L. and Mafumiko, F.M. (2012). Challenges and Opportunities of Integrating Technology in Education in Tanzania, Journal of Adult Education in Tanzania, No. 19, pp.18-33.
  5. Mkonongwa, L.M. (2012). The Development and Implementation of Blended Learning Model in the Enhancement of Distance Higher Education in Tanzania. A PhD Thesis
  6. Mkonongwa, L.M. (2006). The Influence of Home Based Caregivers in Promoting Coping Ability among HIV/AIDS Orphaned Children in Manyara Region. A Masters Dissertation

Conference Papers

  1. Mkonongwa, L.M. (2018).Role of stakeholders in promoting competence-based teaching and learning. A paper presented to TEN/MET 10th Quality Education Conference (QEC) December, 2018
  2. Mkonongwa, L.M. (2018).Competency-based teaching and learning approach towards education for self-reliance: Are the schools in Tanzania prepared to implement it? A paper presented to TEN/MET 10th Quality Education Conference (QEC) December, 2018
  3. Mkonongwa, L. and Bakuza, J. (2017). Barmaids’ readiness for studies through non-formal education system:  A case of Dar es Salaam and Mwanza cities, Tanzania. Paper presented to DUCE Gender International Conference, April, 2017.