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Sokoine University of Agriculture was first established on the 1st July, 1984 by Parliamentary Act No. 14 of 1984 through the amendment of Parliamentary Act No 6 of the same year. Following repealing of the Act, the university is now operating through the Sokoine University of Agriculture Charter, 2007 through the broad framework of the Universities Act, 2005.

The history of Sokoine University of Agriculture dates back to 1965 when it started as an Agricultural College offering diploma training in the discipline of agriculture.

After the dissolution of the University of East Africa and the consequent establishment of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in July 1970, the College was transformed into a Faculty of Agriculture of University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM) and thereby started offering Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.                                                  .

In 1974, the Division of Forestry was established and hence the faculty was named Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.

The introduction of Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1976 and the establishment of the Division of Veterinary Science, the Faculty was re-named “Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Sciences”.                                                    .

The Faculty was on the 1st of July 1984 transformed, through Parliamentary Act No. 6 of 1984, into a full-fledged University and became known as Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).

The university was named Sokoine University of Agriculture in honor of then Prime Minister of Tanzania Edward Moringe Sokoine who died on 1984.

Major Developments & Timeline

From 1965 up to the present day, The Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) has experienced major developments and transformation  in various areas of its operation.

At its establishment in 1984, SUA was organized into Faculties, Directorates, Institutes, Centres and administrative Departments/Units. It started with three faculties namely the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Later on the following faculties, Institutes and Directorates were established; Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies (1986), Institute of Continuing Education (1988), Development Studies Institute (1988), Sokoine National Agricultural Library (1991), Computer Centre (1993), Faculty of Science (1999), SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (1999) and Pest Management Centre (2000).

For a period of 10 years since 2004, Moshi University College of Cooperatives and Business Studies were nurtured as a Constituent College of SUA until it was elevated into a fully-fledged Moshi Cooperative University (MoCU) in 2014.

Time and Major Developments at Sokoine University of Agriculture.

1965

The start of Morogoro Agricultural College.Offering diploma training in the discipline of Agriculture.

1970

The College was transformed into a Faculty of Agriculture of University of   Dar es Salaam (UDSM).Started offering Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.   

1974

The Division of Forestry was established.The faculty was named “Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry”. Of University of Dar es Salaam.

1976

The introduction of Bachelor of Veterinary Science.The establishment of the Division of Veterinary Science, The Faculty was re-named “Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Sciences” of the University of Dar es Salaam.

1984

The Faculty was transformed, through Parliamentary Act No. 6 of 1984, into a full-fledged University.University became known as Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)It started with three faculties namely the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

1986

Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies (DRPGS) was established.

1988

Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) was established.Development Studies Institute (DSI) was established.

1991

Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL) was established.

1993

Computer Centre was established.

1999

Faculty of Science (FoS) was established,SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development was established.

2000

Pest Management Centre (SPMC) was established.


2004

Moshi University College of Cooperatives and Business Studies (MUCOBS) was nurtured as a Constituent College of SUA .

2007

SUA was granted its Charter

2014

MUCOBS was elevated into a fully-fledged Moshi Cooperative University (MoCU).The University embarked on a restructuring process of its organizational and management structures.

2015

Faculty of agriculture was split to form College of Agriculture and School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies.Development Studies Institute (DSI), SUA Centre for Sustainable Rural Development and Department of Social Sciences was merged to form College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH).Computer Centre was transformed into the Centre for Information and Communication Technology (CICT)Directorate of Undergraduate Studies was establishedDirectorate of Development and Planning was established

2016

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was transformed into College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

2017

Faculty of Science was transformed into Solomon Mahlangu College of Sciences and Education.Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies (DRPGS) was transformed into Directorate of Postgraduate Studies,Research,Technology Transfer and Consultancy.



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