The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is a corporate body established on 1st July 2005 under the Universities Act No 7 of 2005 with the purpose of ensuring quality higher education in the country. The TCU, which took over from Higher Education Accreditation Council (established in 1995) also monitors and regulates the general management and performance of higher learning institutions. In short, the main functions of the TCU can be summarized as follows:
Promotion of knowledge-sharing through networking of Universities and University Colleges;
Registration and Accreditation of Universities and University Colleges;
Validation of Academic Programs, Certification and Coordination of students’ admissions;
Monitoring and control of quality education in Universities and University Colleges;
Collection and dissemination of information/data on higher education.