University of Bagamoyo
The University of Bagamoyo (UB) is a new University. It is independent. It is privately owned and Non – partisan. Its current physical address is at Plot 706, Sembeti Street, off Old Bagamoyo road, Mikocheni “B”, Kinondoni District, Dar es Salaam Region. Its future permanent Headquarter will be at Kiromo Village in Bagamoyo District, Coast Region.
The owners of UB are two Non – Governmental Organisations namely, the Tanzania Legal Education Trust (TANLET) and the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC).
University of Bagamoyo
University of Bagamoyo HQ
TANLET was established in 1987. Its purposes and objectives were, inter alia, to disseminate legal education down to the grassroots in Tanzania. From the outset, TANLET did champion the idea of establishing a private higher education institution to carry out its mission. This idea led to the establishment of the LHRC in 1995. Founder members of the LHRC were the Registered Trustees of TANLET.
The LHRC has since kept on the struggle for promoting and protecting Legal and Human Rights in Tanzania. It has given human rights in Tanzania the requisite focus and emphasis. LHRC is indeed a success story. In its fifteen years of its existence legal and human rights have indeed become a national agenda.
Both TANLET and the LHRC share the same vision and mission which includes, inter alia, the empowerment of the Tanzanian public through education, in a social economic context, with a view to creating a strong democratic civil society that respects democratic constitutionalism, the rule of law and good governance. Within this theoretical framework, TANLET and the LHRC believe in an integrated formation that aims at a holistic nurturance of a human being. Development of mental faculties must go hand in hand with spiritual development that can tailor and produce a refined human being a down to earth leader.
It is on the basis of this common vision and mission that TANLET and the LHRC decided to establish the UB. The UB, as conceived by its owners, takes leadership and individual personality nurturance as core elements in its programmes. The UB further aims at establishing its niche in rare areas of knowledge that currently East Africa and Africa do not have. It stresses academic excellence commitment to social democracy, good governance and human rights in its teaching and research programmes.
To be and remain a unique centre of excellence in offering university education in the World.
To nurture and develop socially conscious, committed and ethical human being through integrated holistic formation.
UB GUIDING PRINCIPLE
To lead is to show the way
Leadership and Service