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Prof. John Sydney Nkoma

  • Prof. John Sydney Nkoma
  • Director General
  • Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
  • Tanzania
  • Panel Session
  • PSL2 : Spectrum for the Future
  • Jupiter 9
  • Friday, 22 November 2013 10:45 - 12:15
  • Panellists

Professor John S. Nkoma is currently the Director General of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) since 2004. After obtaining his BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Prof. Nkoma obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Essex, UK. Prof. Nkoma has over 25 years experience in University teaching, Research and Development, and Senior Management. He was a member of the physics department at the University of Dar es Salaam from 1971 to 1981, where he also served as Head of Department from 1979 to 1981. where he also served as Head of Department from 1979 to 1981. Thereafter, he joined the University of Botswana, where during 1993 to 1997 he served as Dean of Faculty of Science and was promoted to full Professor of Physics in 1997. He left the University of Botswana in mid-2004 to join TCRA. Prof. Nkoma is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), has been Senior Associate, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, is a Member, American Physical Society (APS). For many years he has been the Representative for Africa in the Reference Group, International Programme in the Physical Sciences (IPPS), University of Uppsala, Sweden.