Oscar Gilbert Mlekwa


Nationality: Tanzanian
Course: Master of Engineering, 2011
Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Graduated from University of Dar Es Salaam (Bsc. Civil & Structural Engineering, 2006)

Through the JJ/WBGSP, I was given the opportunity to study at Saitama University as a Master student for two year on full scholarship. I was greatly attracted to the Japanese language and culture, without forgetting the warmth and kindness of the people of Saitama. Upon my return to Tanzania in 2012, I was promoted to be a Head of Department dealing with roads construction and maintenance. My research was on Low Volume Rural Roads Maintenance Management which a part and parcel of my current position.  I believe Japan’s advanced studies made me more confident and helpful especially modern use of RED Model for managing low volume roads, I feel my academic knowledge has expanded both in depth and width, and also valuable lessons on personal and social relations. I am most definite that my experience and studies at Saitama will shape my future role in society. Personally, I feel I have become a better person in all aspect.