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  • The Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Prof. Adolf  Mkenda addresses members of university councils, senates and governing boards as he closed a two-day consultative training workshop organised by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), on June 2, 2023 at APC Hotel and Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam. 

  • The Minister for Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar, Hon. Lela Muhamed Mussa (left) receives a souvenir from TCU, presented by the TCU Quality Assurance Officer, Rajabu Shabani, when the Minister visited the TCU’s pavilion during the Second Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Exhibitions in Arusha on May 20, 2023 at Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium.

  • The Minister for Education, Science, and Technology, Hon. Prof. Adolf Mkenda speaks during the opening ceremony of the 12th Academia-Public-Private-Partnership Forum and Exhibitions held from March 15 to 17, 2023 in Dar es Salaam at Julius Nyerere Internation Conference Centre. The conference was organised by the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA).

  • Tanzania Commission for Universities Chief Internal Auditor, Lucy Mrikaria (left) hands over items to the Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Community Development Officer, Stella Mwakilembe (centre), and the hospital’s Outpatient Supervisor, Gloria Mziho (right) as part of the Commission’s activities to mark the International Women’s Day in Dar es Salaam.


  • The Executive Secretary of the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Charles Kihampa briefs journalists in Dodoma City on recent developments of the Commission.

  • Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) Executive Secretary, Prof. Charles Kihampa speaks during a press briefing in Dodoma City on February 22, 2023. 

  • The Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Prof. Adolf Mkenda addresses new members of the TCU Board during its inauguration on January 19, 2023 in Dodoma City.

  • The Chairperson of Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), Prof. Penina Mlama gives welcoming remarks during the inauguration ceremony of the TCU Board on January 19, 2023 in Dodoma.

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