Executive Secretary

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The Commission (Board of Directors) is composed of the Chairperson who is appointed by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania and members appointed by Minister responsible for Higher Education. The tenure of office for members of the Commission is three years renewable once depending on successful performance. The current Members of the Commission are:-

Names Highest Academic Qualification Position
Prof. Penina Oniviel Muhando Mlama PhD Chairperson
Prof. Paschalis Gerald Ntome Rugarabamu MDENT (Dental Public Health) Member
Prof. Makenya Maboko PhD (Geology) Member
Dr. Kenneth Hosea PhD (Biotechnology) Member
Mrs. Adelgunda Mgaya BA (Public Administration) Member
Dr. Zakia Abubakar PhD (Plant Microbiology) Member
Prof. Lughano Kusiluka PhD (Clinical Microbiology) Member
Dr. Gift Joseph Kweka PhD (International Law) Member
Prof. Charles D. Kihampa PhD (Chemistry) Secretary/Ex-officio Member


Committees of the Commission

The Commission operates through the Committee system. Section 9(1)-(2) and Section 9(3) of the Universities Act, Cap. 346 provide for the establishment  of Committees. Each Committee is given roles and functions. Currently we have five(5) Committees namely; Accreditation Committee, Admission Commitee,  Grants Committee,  Audit Committee and Staff Appointment, Disciplinary and Development Committee. The current Members of each Committee are as shown below:-


Accreditation Committee

  1. Prof. Makenya Maboko  - Chairperson
  2. Dr. Zakia Abubakar - Member
  3. Prof. Betram Mapunda - Member
  4. Register (ERB) - Member
  5. Executive Secretary (NACTE) - Member
  6. Prof. Andrea Pembe - Co-opted Member
  7. Executive Secretary (TCU) - Member
  8. Director of Accreditation (TCU) - Secretary

Admission Commitee

  1. Prof. Lughano Kusiluka - Chairperson
  2.  Dr. Kennedy Hosea  - Member
  3. Ms. Aida Juma  - Member
  4. Executive Director (HESLB)  - Member
  5. Prof. Nelson Boniface  - Member
  6. Executive Secretary (TCU) - Member
  7. Director of Admission Coordination and Data Management (TCU)  - Secretary

Grants Committee

  1. Ms. Adelgunda Mgaya - Chairperson
  2. Dr. Zakia Abubakar - Member
  3. Prof. Alex Makulilo - Member
  4. Director General (TEA) - Member
  5. Mr. Louis Passian Accaro - Member
  6. Executive Secretary (TCU)  - Member
  7. Director of Corporate Services (TCU) - Secretary

Audit Committee

  1. Prof. Lughano Kusiluka - Chairperson 
  2. Dr. Gift Joseph Kweka - Member
  3. Prof. Godwin Ndossi - Member
  4. Prof. Godwin Mjema - Member
  5. CPA. Juma Muhimbi - Member
  6. Executive Secretary (TCU) - Ex-officio Member
  7. Ms. Roserine Rutta - Secretary

Staff Appointment, Disciplinary and Development Committee

  1. Dr. Gift Joseph Kweka - Chairperson
  2. Mrs. Adelgunda Mgaya - Member
  3. Ms. Hilda P.N. Kabissa - Member
  4. Dr. Aggrey Mlimuka - Member
  5. Prof. David Mfinanga - Member
  6. Prof. Charles Kihampa - Ex-officio Member
  7. Director of Corporate Services (TCU) - Secretary