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.
The Tanzania Government Portal is Designed, developed and hosted by e-Government Agency. Content managed by Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports. The Portal’s main objective is to enable a one stop center interface for public services delivery in a transparent, easy and cost effective manner from various Public Institutions for the benefit of citizens, businesses, employees and other stakeholders, both within Tanzania and abroad. The content in this Portal is the result of a collaborative effort of various public institutions including MDAs and LGAs.