At Channel View Publications we have always been keen to help staff at colleges and universities around the world and one college that we have regularly supported, through the provision of gratis copies, is the College of African Wildlife Management in Tanzania. Here, Kokel Melubo, lecturer in Tourism and Head of the Department of Wildlife Tourism tells us a little bit more about the college and how our books are used.
Established in 1963, Mweka College is a leader in training professional and technical wildlife managers in Africa. To date, it has trained over 4000 students from 28 African and 8 non-African countries, the majority of whom serve in protected African areas.
Although the college has now been in place for 49 years, tourism as an area of study is a recent addition to the courses that the college offers. Since the introduction of this course, the college has registered over 100 students at various levels (Certificate to Bachelor Degree). The diversity of courses from Wildlife Management to Tourism would have not been possible without the confidence and support of Channel View Publications. Today, our library shelves are decorated with a range of high quality tourism textbooks. Some of the books that are a “must read’’ for our undergraduate and diploma students include Tourism Economics and Policy, Human Resources and Tourism, Cultural Heritage and Tourism and Crisis and Disaster Management for Tourism.
These books have been an indispensable aid to our tourism staff and students! On behalf of the College we thank the entire team of Channel View Publications for making us grow! You have been a great source of knowledge and actionable ideas and made us to believe that tourism is a discipline worth studying. Asante sana for your continued support!