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  • The Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Omary Juma Kipanga (MP) (left) exchanges greetings with the Executive Secretary of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Charles Kihampa flanked by TCU Chairman, Prof. Mayunga Nkunya, on arrival for his official visit at TCU Offices in Dar es Salaam.

  • The Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Omary Juma Kipanga (centre) holds talks with the Chairman of Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Mayunga Nkunya (right) and the TCU Executive Secretary, Prof. Charles Kihampa, in Dar es Salaam at the TCU Offices.

  • The Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Omary Juma Kipanga (MP) (right) joyful receives TCU publications presented to him by the Chairman of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Mayunga Nkunya, during his official visit at the TCU Offices in Dar es Salaam.

  • The Executive Secretary of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Charles Kihampa briefs the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Kipanga Juma Omary (MP) (seated centre) during his official visit at TCU Offices in Dar es Salaam.

  • The Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Omary Juma Kipanga (MP) (seated centre), shares his thoughts on higher education issues during his official visit at TCU Offices in Dra es Salaam.

  • The Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Omary Juma Kipanga (MP) (seated at the centre) in a group photo with the Chairman of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof Mayunga Nkunya (seated second right) and TCU staffs.

  • The Minister of State in the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Hon. Selemani Jafo speaks to the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Director of Admissions Coordination and Data Management, Dr. Kokuberwa Katunzi-Mollel at TCU pavilion in Dodoma. This was after he officiated the opening of the 15th Annual General Meeting of the Tanzania Heads of Secondary Schools Association (TAHOSSA) on December 21, 2020.

  • The Minister of State in the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Hon. Selemani Jafo joyful receives souvenirs presented to him by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Director of Admissions Coordination and Data Management, Dr. Kokuberwa Katunzi-Mollel at TCU pavilion in Dodoma.

     

  • The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Director of Admissions Coordination and Data Management, Dr. Kokuberwa Katunzi-Mollel gives a presentation on Transition from Secondary Education to Higher Education: Current Status and Selected Statistics at the 15th Annual General Meeting of the Tanzania Heads of Secondary Schools Association (TAHOSSA) on December 21, 2020, in Dodoma at Jakaya Kikwete Dodoma Convention Centre.

  • The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Quality Assurance Officer, Mathayo Mafang’a briefs Heads of Secondary Schools in the country at the TCU pavilion during the 15th Annual General Meeting of the Tanzania Heads of Secondary Schools Association (TAHOSSA) in Dodoma on December 21, 2020

  • The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Director of Admissions Coordination and Data Management, Dr. Kokuberwa Katunzi-Mollel speaks to Journalists at the TCU pavilion during the 15th Annual General Meeting of the Tanzania Heads of Secondary Schools Association (TAHOSSA) in Dodoma Convention Centre. 

  • Stefano Moshi Memorial University College (SMMUCo) Admission Officer, Hermence Nafai (with red dress) briefs the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Executive Secretary, Prof. Charles Kihampa (centre) accompanied by the TCU Director of Admissions Coordination and Data Management, Dr. Kokuberwa Katunzi-Mollel, when visiting the Admission Office during the institutional monitoring at SMMUCo.

  • The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Executive Secretary, Prof. Charles Kihampa (second right) accompanied by the TCU Director of Admissions Coordination and Data Management, Dr. Kokuberwa Katunzi-Mollel, holds talks with the Provost of Stefano Moshi Memorial University College (SMMUCo), Prof. Amini Kweka during institutional monitoring in SMMUCo.

  • The Provost of Stefano Moshi Memorial University College (SMMUCo), Prof. Amini Kweka (right) flanked by Prof. Peter Chonjo from SMMUCo, listens to the Executive Secretary of Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Charles Kihampa (left) during institutional monitoring in SMMUCo.

  • The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Prof. James Mdoe addresses Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Provost, Principals and Rectors, Information Technology and Admission personnel of higher education institutions in Tanzania, during the opening of Post-Admission Meeting to share and deliberate on 2020/2021 Admission matters. The participants also discussed the implementation of the Standards and Guidelines for University Education in Tanzania, 2019.

  • The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Chairman, Prof. Mayunga Nkunya delivered a presentation on Standards and Guidelines for University Education in Tanzania, 2019, during the two-day workshop on quality assurance matters at LAPF International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam. 

  • A CROSS-SECTION of delegates from higher education institutions in Tanzania attends a Post-Admission Meeting to share and deliberate on 2020/2021 Admission matters. The meeting organised by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) aimed to receive feedback from stakeholders regarding the admission process to improve the coordination of admission in the future.

  • SECTION of Quality Assurance Directors/Coordinators of higher education institution in Tanzania follows a presentation during the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and Tanzania Universities Quality Assurance Forum (TUQAF) joint capacity building workshop on quality assurance in higher education institutions. The two-day workshop held at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) IN Morogoro aimed at strengthening the Quality Assurance Practitioners’ capacity to execute their duties in their respective universities.

  • Prof. Charles Kihampa, the Executive Secretary of Tanzania Commission for Universities(TCU) (right), shows the government official from the Vice President's Office, Ambassador Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk, Handbook for Principles and Guidelines for Licensing Overseas Student Recruitment Agencies and Issuance of a No Objection Certificate. This was shortly after they held talks at the TCU office in Dar es Salaam.

     

  • The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Leonard Akwilapo (centre) shares a light moment with the Chairman of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Mayunga Nkunya (right) and TCU Executive Secretary, Prof. Charles Kihampa (left) shortly after visiting exhibitors’ pavilions during the opening ceremony of the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions held at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam.

  • Ms. Aida Juma Moulid, Member of Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Admission Committee and the Head of Higher Education Unit from Zanzibar Ministry for Education and Vocational Training (left) exchanges views with Commission’s Members, Prof. Charles Mgone, the Vice Chancellor of Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (centre) and Dr. Kenneth Hosea, the Director of Higher Education from Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (right) shortly before the opening ceremony of the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions held at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam.

  • Cultural Dance Group from Taasisi ya Sanaa na Utamaduni Bagamoyo (TaSUBa) performing during the opening ceremony of the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam.

  • The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Leonard Akwilapo speaks during the opening ceremony of the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions held at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam. 

  • A section of Vice Chancellors, Principals, Provosts and government officials listen to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Leonard Akwilapo’s speech during the opening ceremony of the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions held at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds on 2nd September this year.

  • The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Director of Admissions Coordination and Data Management, Dr. Kokuberwa Katunzi-Mollel (first right) follows proceedings of the opening ceremony of the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions held at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds on 2nd September this year. The Director flanked by the Chairman of Tanzania Higher Learning Institutions Students’ Organisation (TAHLISO), Peter Niboye. 

  • The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Organising Committee for the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions (standing) poses for a souvenir photo with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Leonard Akwilapo (seated centre), Ministry’s officials (left) and TCU’s officials (right).

  • The Chairman of Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Mayunga Nkunya (centre) exchanges pleasantries with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Leonard Akwilapo (right) and the Ministry’s Deputy Secretary, Prof. James Mdoe (left) after the opening ceremony of the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam.

  • Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Executive Secretary, Prof Charles Kihampa (right) shares a word with TCU Director of Accreditation, Dr. Telemu Kassile, when visiting the TCU pavilion during the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions held at Mnazi Mmoja grounds from August 31st to September 5th this year.

  • The Chairman of Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Mayunga Nkunya (seated centre) in a group photo with the exhibitors of the 15th Higher Education, Science and Technology Exhibitions held at Mnazi Mmoja Grounds, Dar es Salaam from August 31st to September 5th this year. 67 public and private institutions participated in the exhibitions.

  • The Executive Director of Zanzibar Higher Education Loans Board (ZHELB) Mr. Iddi Khamis Haji (left) in a tete-a-tete with the Executive Secretary of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Charles Kihampa during the annual general meeting of the Tanzania Higher Learning Institutions Students Organisation (TAHLISO), held at Jakaya Kikwete Conference Hall in Dodoma City. TCU was one of the event’s sponsors.

  • Executive Secretary of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Charles Kihampa (seated at the centre) in a group photo with Admission Officers from Higher Education Institutions and TCU officials shortly after officiating the Workshop on Quality Assurance Issues for the 2020/2021 Admission Cycle, at the Institute of Rural Development Planning in Dodoma City.

  • The Admission Officer of Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Mr. Estomii Edward (left) explains a point to the Secondary School students on the higher education admission procedures at TCU’s pavilion during the First Higher Education Week in Zanzibar at Mapinduzi Square, Kisonge.

  • The Executive Secretary of Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Charles Kihampa (standing) speaks to members of the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) on the challenges encountered by TCU when evaluating foreign awards for the purpose of establishing their comparability with Tanzanian equivalences as the basis for recognition of the corresponding qualifications. First left (on white shirt) is the Executive Director of CTI, Mr. Leodegar Tenga.

  • The Executive Director of the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI), Mr. Leodegar Tenga (standing) addresses members of CTI, Officials from the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) at the Kibo Conference Hall, Holiday Inn Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The second right is the Executive Secretary of TCU, Prof. Charles Kihampa.

  • The Director of Accreditation at the Tanzania Commission Commission for Universities (TCU), Dr. Telemu Kassile (standing) delivers a presentation on procedures for evaluation of foreign awards and recognition of qualifications, during the meeting between TCU, members of the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) and National Council for Technical Education NACTE).

  • The TCU Executive Secretary, Prof. Charles Kihampa poses for a group photo with Higher Education Institutions Computer Programmers, Systems Developers and TCU Officials, shortly after he opened the workshop on improvement of admission systems and management of admissions data.

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    Members of the Tanzania Higher Learning Institutions Trade Union (THTU) – Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Branch in a group photo with elected leaders of THTU – TCU Branch. Seated centre is the Chairman Mr. Petro Mugandila, left is Secretary Ms. Godness Kisoka and right is Chairperson of Women’s Committee Ms. Hilda Kawishe. The election witnessed by Workers’ Education Officer from THTU Headquarters Mr. Salum Hamisi (standing first left).

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    Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Executive Secretary, Prof. Charles Kihampa speaks to Journalists in a press briefing held at the Tanzania Information Services – MAELEZO in Dar es Salaam. During the session, he highlighted on the Four Years of TCU Success as Tanzania moves to a middle-income economy. 

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    The Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (MP) (left) exchanges greetings with the Chairman of Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Prof. Mayunga Nkunya, who is flanked by the Deputy Permanent Secretary of MoEST Prof. James Mdoe (1st right), on arrival for the official launching ceremony of the new Commission, held in Dar es Salaam on 11th November, 2019.

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    The Minister for Education, Science and Technology Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (MP) (standing) issues directives on higher education challenges to new members of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (left) during the official launching ceremony of the Commission, held in Dar es Salaam on 11th November, 2019.

The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is a body corporate established on  1st July 2005, under the Universities Act 2005 (Chapter 346 of the Laws of Tanzania) with mandate to recognize, approve, register and accredit Universities operating in Tanzania, and local or foreign University level programs being offered by registered higher education institutions. It also coordinates the proper functioning of all university institutions in Tanzania so as to foster a harmonized higher education system in the country. Read More

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