30 December 2018

The University Boom In Tanzania

My uncle was instrumental in founding the University of Iringa in Tanzania which was established in 1994 as the first private institution of higher education in Tanzania, sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church. There were seven or eight public universities in Tanzania at the time (in just three cities),  although four of them were colleges rather than universities at the time.

Since then, at least 34 colleges and universities and colleges (public and private) have been established in Tanzania, twenty-eight of which are private, and most, but not all, of which have religious affiliations. 

The oldest university in the country Ardhi University was established in 1956.

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