Education and List of Universities in Tanzania

Tanzania is the country from East Africa, its population almost approximately to reach 61M as per previous statistics of 2012. Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari Mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs. Actually the GDP for this country is not much big since it’s belong to among of developing country. Despite lot o resources available in Tanzania but it is poor country as per researcher’s reports.

Education in this country is not good compared to its neighbor countries like Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda and others alike, about more than 60 percent of people from Tanzania are non educated despite the cost of education in this country is much less than you expected. According to UNCEF said that in 2007, Tanzania achieved nearly universal access to primary education. However, since then, enrolment of primary school-aged children has been dropping. An estimated 2 million children between the ages of 7 and 13 years are out-of-school. Almost 70 per cent of children aged 14–17 years are not enrolled in secondary education while a mere 3.2 per cent are enrolled for the final two years of schooling

As per Wikipedia reported that Education in Tanzania is provided by the public and private sectors, starting with pre-primary education, followed by primary, secondary ordinary, secondary advanced, and ideally, university level education. Free and accessible education is a human right in Tanzania. The Tanzanian government began to emphasize the importance of education shortly after its independence in 1961.[1] Curriculum is standardized by level, and it is the basis for the national examinations. Achievement levels are important, yet there are various causes of children not receiving the education that they need, including the need to help families with work, poor accessibility, and a variety of learning disabilities. While there is a lack of resources for special needs education, Tanzania has committed to inclusive education and attention on disadvantaged learners, as pointed out in the 2006 Education Sector Review AIDE-MEMORE.[2] The government’s National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty in 2005 heavily emphasized on education and literacy.[3]

In 2016, the government introduced a fee free education policy for primary and secondary government schools.[4]

Reg. No.InstitutionAcronymFoundedRegion
001University of Dar es SalaamUDSM1961Dar es Salaam
002University of DodomaUDOM2007Dodoma
003The Open University of TanzaniaOUT1992Dar es Salaam
004Institute of Accountancy ArushaIAAArusha
004Ardhi UniversityAU1956Dar es Salaam
010State University of ZanzibarSUZA1999Zanzibar Urban
011Mzumbe UniversityMU1975Morogoro
014Sokoine University of AgricultureSUA1984Morogoro
015Muhimbili University of Health and Allied SciencesMUHAS1963Dar es Salaam
016Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and TechnologyNM–AIST2009Arusha
025Katavi University of AgricultureKUAKatavi
026Mbeya University of Science and TechnologyMUST1986Mbeya
027Moshi Co-operative UniversityMoCU1963Kilimanjaro

Private universities

Reg. No.InstitutionAcronymFoundedRegion
005Hubert Kairuki Memorial UniversityHKMU1997Dar es Salaam
006International Medical and Technological UniversityIMTU1997Dar es Salaam
007Tumaini University MakumiraTUMA1997Arusha
008St. Augustine University of TanzaniaSAUT2002Mwanza
009Zanzibar UniversityZU2002Zanzibar Urban
012Mount Meru UniversityMMU2005Arusha
013University of ArushaUoA2006Arusha
014Teofilo Kisanji UniversityTEKU2007Mbeya
017Muslim University of MorogoroMUM2004Morogoro
018St. John’s University of TanzaniaSJUT2007Dodoma
020University of BagamoyoUB2010Dar es Salaam
021Eckernforde Tanga UniversityETU2010Tanga
022Catholic University of Health and Allied SciencesCUHAS1994Mwanza
023St. Joseph University In TanzaniaSJUIT2011Dar es Salaam
024United African University of TanzaniaUAUT2012Dar es Salaam
027Sebastian Kolowa Memorial UniversitySEKOMU2012Tanga
028Tanzania International UniversityTIUDar es Salaam
030University of IringaUoI1994Iringa

Public university colleges

Reg. No.InstitutionAcronymFoundedRegion
001University College of Education ZanzibarUCEZ1999Zanzibar Urban
002Dar es Salaam University College of EducationDUCE2005Dar es Salaam
003Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business StudiesMUCCOBS2003Kilimanjaro
004Mkwawa University College of EducationMUCE2003Iringa
005Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial AcademyMNMA1961/2005Dar es Salaam

Private university colleges

Reg. No.InstitutionAcronymFoundedRegion
005Kampala International University Dar es Salaam CollegeKIU-DAR2008Dar es Salaam
006Mwenge University College of EducationMWUCE2003Kilimanjaro
007Kilimanjaro Christian Medical CollegeKCMCo2003Kilimanjaro
008Ruaha Catholic UniversityRUCU2006Iringa
009St. Francis University College of Health and Allied SciencesSFUCHAS2010Morogoro
010St. Joseph University College of Agricultural Sciences and TechnologySJUCAST2000Ruvuma
011St. Joseph University College of Information and TechnologySJUCIT2000Ruvuma
012St. Joseph University College of Management and CommerceSJUCMC2000Njombe
013Stefano Moshi Memorial University CollegeSMMUCO2002Kilimanjaro
016Stella Maris Mtwara University CollegeSTEMMUCO2009Mtwara
015Tumaini University Dar es Salaam CollegeTUDARCO2005Dar es Salaam
039Al-Maktoum College of Engineering and TechnologyAMCET2010Dar es Salaam