University Makumira (TUMA) was founded by the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) in 1996 under the name: Tumaini University.
The establishment of the University follows the decision of the government
of Tanzania to liberalize the education sector and subsequent enactment
of the Education (Amendment) Act No. 10 of 1995. The University is recognized
by the Higher Education Accreditation Council.
campus of the then Lutheran Theological College Makumira (LTCM) has
now become the main campus of Tumaini University Makumira. For further
information visit: http://www.makumira.ac.tz/.
mission of the university is to engage its faculties and students in
studies of higher learning committed to the pursuit of truth through
scientific research and inquiries. Its main objective is to promote
higher education in its broadest sense delving into fact-finding under
the guidance of and in obedience to the Word of God.
of January 2013 the new structure and administration of the University
became as follows:
College from 25 October 2013 became a fully fledged University under
a new name: Iringa University
Christian Medical College is in the process of becoming an independent
University College became autonomous under a new name: Sebastian
Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) as of October 2012.
The university administrative
headquarters are located on the outskirts of the northern Tanzania town
For further information
P.0. BOX 55
Usa River, ARUSHA, Tanzania
Telephone: +255-272 541 034 or 255-272 541 036
Fax: +255-272 541 030
Bishop Dr. Alex Gehaz Malasusa
He is also the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Rev. Prof. Joseph. W. Parsalaw
On August 5, 2011,
Professor Joseph Parsalaw took over the leadership of the university,
replacing Professor John Shao as Vice Chancellor at a ceremony held