Tumaini University Makumira,  Sebastian Kolowa University College (SEKUCo), Lushoto

The vision of SEKUCo is to be a leading African institution of higher learning that fully recognises and actively professes the human value and dignity of all society members, including people with disabilities, and whereby everyone is able to learn and live in harmony with God, fellow human beings and all creation. Our mission is to provide high quality university level education that produces graduates who can integrated the needs, rights and potentials of people with different abilities into a holistic perspective of life and creation in various fields of expertise, building upon traditional knowledge simultaneously as we open creative ways for new and constructive innovations.
The college offers the following courses:
Bachelor of Education Special Needs Programme
Bachelor of Laws Programme, Diploma in Law, Certificate in Law
Bachelor of science in eco-tourism and nature conservation

Contact information:

Sebastian Kolowa University College (SEKUCo), PO Box 370, Lushoto, Tanzania
Tel: +255 27 264 0114

Yombo Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre

The training centre is situated on the south-west direction of the Dar es Salaam city centre, nearby Yombo TAZARA station found long Nyerere road. The centre was established aiming at providing vocation training and capacity building for two years in various trades to the youth, in particularly person with disabilities. Usually we enroll students who have different kinds of disabilities that include physical impairment, blind, deaf, albino and mental retardation. Currently the training centre offering the following courses:
  • ·         Secretarial and computer
  • ·         Electrical Installation
  • ·         Welding and fabrication
  • ·         Tailoring
  • ·         Carpentry and joinery
  • ·         Weaving and batik
  • ·         Masonry
·         Basic agriculture, poultry and animal husbandry
Minimum entry qualification required is standard VII graduates and the maximum age of an applicant is 35 years.

Contact information:

YOMBO VTC, P.O. Box 40302, Dar es Salaam


The Vocational Educational and Training Authority (VETA) was established by an Act of Parliament No. 1 of 1994 charged with broad tasks of coordinating, regulating, financing, Promoting and providing vocational education and training in Tanzania.
The history of VETA dates back to 1940 when the Apprenticeship Ordinance was enacted to guide training in the industry.  The Vocational Training Act of 1974, which established the National Vocational Training Division was replaced by the Vocational Educational and Training Act. of 1994.
Among of the overall objectives of VETA according to Act No. 1 of 1994 include:
·         to promote access to vocational education and training for disadvantaged groups;

Contact information:

 Telephone: +255 22 2863683
 Fax: +255 22 2863408

Patandi Teachers' College of Special Needs Education

Patandi Teachers' College is situated in Arusha Region, 12 km east of Arusha town, along the Moshi-Arusha Road. It is the sole college that trains teachers for special needs education in Tanzania. It started training specialist teachers in 1996, when the government decided to move the training from Tabora Teachers' College.
Currently the college has certificate level studies and higher awards. It was selected for this training due to the following conditions: Ideal environment and climate for both local and foreign professionals reliable communications network for both domestic and international all year round within easy reach of other related disciplines for our training programmers availability of adequate land for expansion of other infrastructures.

 To be a center of excellence in Special Needs and Inclusive Education in the region.

 To contribute to an Inclusive society where vulnerable learners are receiving education and where people with disabilities are empowered to utilize their capabilities thus minimizing and avoiding dependence.

Efforts, Quality Education for All and Effective Work.

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