calendar November 21, 2011 in Global Vision, SEKOMU

SEKUCo Nears 1,600 Students

Sebastian Kolowa University College (SEKUCo) in our companion synod in Tanzania began its fifth year of operation in October with 1,584 students enrolled. What began with 138 first-year students has grown more than 1000 percent. The first group of students who graduated last December have for the most part found productive jobs as teachers, administrators, and other professionals working to improve the lives of students with special needs. 

The program which began to train teachers to assist children with special needs has expanded to include programs in eco-tourism and law, and now offers a new bachelor of science degree in mental health and rehabilitation.

The Rev. Dr. Anneth Munga, SEKUCo provost, reports that by December the university will have graduated 429 students, including 13 with law degrees.

Other highlights of the last year include:

  • A physics lab to complement the chemistry and biology facilities
  • Increasing the library seating capacity from 150 to 400
  • Completion of a new 42-unit student hostel
  • A new building with five lecture halls is in process, with completion scheduled for May 2012
  • A new diesel generator has been installed to enable sustained electrical power.