Stefano Moshi Memorial University College (SMMUCo) is named in memory and honor of Bishop Stefano Reuben Moshi. He was the first Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), 1963–1976, and the founder of the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC).
A Constituent College of Tumaini University, SMMUCo began in 2007. It inherited the buildings of Masoka Management Training Institute, an institute established by the ELCT Northern Diocese in 1991, to train personnel for the Church and the nation, and taught programs leading to Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. The graduates of Masoka Institute are today scattered in all corners of the country, serving in different capacities.
SMMUCo consists of three campuses: Masoka, Mwika and Moshi Town and Masoka serves as the administrative headquarters of SMMUCo. Until the academic year 2009-2010 students admitted to SMMUCo were taught at Masoka Campus. At the beginning of the academic year 2009-2010 a new campus was opened at Mwika Bible School, about forty kilometers from Moshi town, for the Faculties of Education and Theology. Two months later a third campus was opened at Moshi town in the renovated Tanzania Breweries Limited Buildings for the Faculties of Business and Management Studies and Science and Technology.
In the first academic inaugural year, 2007-2008, SMMUCo began with 326 registered students. Among them were ninety-seven first year degree students in Accountancy and the rest were registered in programs leading to diplomas and certificates. In the following academic year, 2008-2009, the student population grew to 550. SMMUCo had developed new degree programs in addition to Bachelor of Accountancy which included Bachelor of Business Administration with Education, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Management, and Bachelor of Education. In the academic year 2009-2010 the total student population taking degrees and non-degree courses in those programmes grew to 843. In the academic year 2010-2011 the student population pursuing degree and non-degree programs totaled 1399. This population included 147 students pursuing various certificate programs of six months duration which are taught in the evening at Moshi Town Campus.
The University College prepares you to discover your true potential for whatever the future holds. You will acquire quality education and skills you need to meet challenges and seize the opportunities of today's complex society.
Finally, I wish all students success in their studies as they enter to learn and exit to serve.
Professor Arnold J. Temu