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    JUCo Video Contest: Promoting JUCo Academic Quality and Services

    Director of Outreach and Internationalization would like to thank all participants of the JUCo Video Contest for their dedication in advertising and promoting our University.

    Advertising is an investment! There is no single company, factory or university that would aspire to grow locally and internationally, without investing into advertising industry. Propaganda methods and its quality used in the process, are of the same importance. Our world become increasingly visual and actually uses more and more pictures to communicate any kind of information. We may notice the same in our daily life especially in using any sort of social media. Advertising has the power to influence people.

    Our University has celebrated recently 25 years of its academic service in Tanzania. This anniversary became a great opportunity to manifest JUCo’s great desire to continue its academic service in Tanzania by offering continuously better performance by investing into education, into research and into the overall human development. We should agree that all this cannot be achieved without promoting and investing into marketing.

    Theoretically, every academic and administrative staff member, every student - right from the beginning of JUCo’s history – could be, should be and must be an ambassador of JUCo, the Alma Mater! In this historical moment of celebrating the 25th anniversary, we should admit that little was done in promoting our college as one of the best and the fastest growing Institute of Excellence. Obviously, we should acknowledge Prof. Bernad Witek who restlessly promotes JUCo through any kind of social media and who actually is the pioneer of this kind of publicizing JUCo.

    The Director of Outreach and Internationalization took the 25th anniversary as best opportunity to propose a competition in order to advertise JUCo by picture and sound. Seeing that this idea has never been attempted before, it gave rise to the JUCO Video Competition that was open for both Alumni and Student of the college. The Directorate sponsored all awards of this contest that involved submission of various video clips that aimed at promoting JUCO’s Academic Quality and Service. Participants were to create a maximum 3 minutes video promoting and advertising JUCo as the fastest growing and one of the best private academic institutions in Tanzania. All submitted videos created in accordance to internal regulations, were judged by the following members of a committee.

    1. Prof. Daniel Mkude (DPAA)
    2. Dr. Tadeusz Jarosz (SDS)
    3. Mrs. Eng. Catherine Ongoro (HoD ICT)
    4. Mr. Mkubya Rafael Wambura (JUCO Planning Officer)
    5. Mr. Crispo Haule (ICT Manager)
    6. Dr. Jacek Gorka (DOI)

    We would like to acknowledge voluntarily involvement of JUCSO members into this Competition, especially the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Campus Issues, Ms. A. Sanga for advertising it simutanously.

    Below are names of the top five winners of the contest.

    1. Level Winner Raj
    2. Francis Mathew Mimbi
    3. Meshack Wajadi
    4. Judith Ayoma
    5. Lucia Kasema



    The religious Superiors of the congregations working in Tanzania agreed early on with the Salvatorian Mission Superior, Fr. Andrew Urbanski, SDS, that there was need for an Institution of Higher Education for their Religious members - especially for those who felt a calling to the presbyteral ministry. To the great satisfaction of all concerned, preparations for such an institution began at Kola, in the town of Morogoro in Tanzania. Discussions concerning this project were initiated at the annual meeting of the Religious Superiors Association in Tanzania (RSAT) in 1988. Some time later it was clear that there was a need to have both a Philosophical and a Theological Department at the proposed institution.

    On December 11, 1990, the Mission Chapter of the Salvatorian Mission in Tanzania agreed to work towards the organization of the Salvatorian Major Seminary in both philosophy and theology. It was decided that the Seminary's patron would be the Founder of the Salvatorians, Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan. Permission was obtained by the Salvatorians in Tanzania to sponsor the project. The Rt. Rev. Bishop Adrian Mkoba, Ordinary of the Morogoro Diocese (on February 22, 1988), and the Rt. Reverend Archbishop Anthony Mayala, then Chairman of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (in his letter of March 2 of that year) on behalf of the Conference, gave the respective nihil obstat and their blessings. On September 2, 1990, the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, blessed the cornerstone of this Seminary at his meeting with the clergy and religious, during his pastoral visit in St. Peter's Church, Dar es Salaam.

    The new Mission Superior of the Salvatorians in Tanzania, Fr. Zdzislaw Tracz, SDS, became responsible for implementing the plan. He contacted the Swiss architect, Prof. Herbert Kramel of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, for the design of the buildings. With the Italo-Tanzanian Construction Firm, Coastal Steel, he arranged for the construction to begin in 1991 at Morogoro-Kola.

    Progress on the building of the Seminary advanced to a point where, by mid-1993, facilities became available for the opening of classes on August 16, for the first of the three-year philosophy program. The initial staff of six lecturers consisted of members from the Holy Ghost Missionaries, the Consolata Fathers, the Salvatorians, and one lay professor, who came midway into the second year and is a Companion of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. These instructors hailed from Tanzania, Mozambique, Holland, Poland and the United States of America. The original twenty-five students represented five religious orders.

    In the second year, another twenty-one students came to start their studies in philosophy. Future projections indicated that each year there would be about twenty to twenty-five newcomers for the three-year philosophy program.

    By 1995, the student enrolment had increased to eighty, representing nine religious congregations. The Salvatorian Major Seminary also accepted members of Religious Orders beginning their first year of Theology.

    In the same year the Salvatorian Major Seminary had received official affiliation with the Philosophy Faculty of the Pontifical Urbaniana University of Rome. Official recognition of this status was given on July 6, (Decree #932/95/2), and this made the school year special for all concerned.

    By 1998, the number of students had increased to one hundred and seventy, representing fifteen religious congregations. The academic staff had grown to twenty-four members, from twelve Religious Congregations, and three lay teachers.

    On January 26, 1999 the next step had been achieved. With the decree # 164/99 the Salvatorian Major Seminary has beenaffiliated with the Theology Faculty of the same University.

    At the same time, the authority of the Seminary together with the Generalate of the Society of the Divine Saviour addressed a request to the proper Ecclesiastical Authorities to change the name of the institution from the Salvatorian Major Seminary to the Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology. The Congregations of Evangelization and Christian Education together with the Pontifical University Urbaniana approved this change on April 21, 1999.

    On April 16, 2010 the General Council of the Society of the Divine Saviour resolved to transform the Salvatorian Institute into a constituent college of St. Augustine University of Tanzania with the name of Jordan University College. On November 2, 2010 the College received from The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) the Certificate of Provisional Registration.

    The Institution was led by: Fr. David Brusky, SDS, the first rector of the Seminary (1993-1996), Fr. Stanislaw Golus, SDSwas the second rector in the transition from the Seminary to the Institute (1996-1999), the third rector was Fr. Julian Bednarz, SDS (1999-2005), and the last rector of the Institute was Fr. Bernard Witek, SDS (2005-2010) who continues to lead the Institution as the first principal (2010- ).


    The transformation of the Salvatorian Institute seminary oriented into Jordan University College as an open higher learning institution was based onthe following two objectives:

    1. To contribute more effectively to the local church by: 2. To contribute to the local society in view of the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 by:

    JUCO is devoted to create and expand opportunities for quality higher education in Tanzania and beyond by offering competitive, demand-driven and community-relevant academic and professional degree and non-degree programmes.


    JUCO intends to be a self-sustaining centre of excellence in higher education devoted to the advancement, refinement, dissemination and application of values, knowledge in order to understand and transform our world from within and in our context. African Studies and philosophical subjects inserted in every department offering BA degree underline the need to motivate, emphasise and nurture the African psychological, socio-economic and political awareness geared towards preparing selfconfident African scholars and leaders

    Step 1 :: Read Application Requirements

    Please click the link to read Admission Requirements before starting application process

    The following documents or attachments are required in order to complete your application:

    Step 3 :: Contact Information
    Step 5 :: Profile Picture

    In this section you are required to upload Scanned/Digital Passport Size Photo with background blue.

    Step 4 :: Next of Kin (Parents/Guardian)

    This section requires you to fill in your Parents/Guardians Information including Contacts Information (Name, Contacts e.t.c.)

    Step 5 :: Application Fee Payment)
    Step 6 :: Education Background
    Step 7 :: Attachment

    Upload all the required scanned original documents as listed in Step One.

    Step 8 :: Choose/Select Programme to Study
    Step 9 :: Review and Submit your Application

    Before you submit your application. You are required to review all of the Information for correctness. Edit to correct in case of any error. Remember after submission you will not be able to change any information. So be carefully to review and correct all information before submit.

    NOTE :

    1. Masters Entry requirements
    2. Bachelor Degree Entry requirements
    3. Diploma Entry requirements
    4. Certificate Entry requirements
    5. Short Programmes



    Congratulation for being selected for studies in Jordan University College (JUCo), Morogoro. The following information is provided to enable you settle quickly for a good start towards the attainment of your educational objectives in JUCo.

    1. Accommodation
      1. On-campus accommodation

        As our on-campus accommodation facility is limited, for now we give priority to female students for on-campus accommodation. Female students are strongly advised to apply for on-campus accommodation. They are required to contact the hostel Management as soon as possible for room reservation and payment. Rooms are also available for continuing female students.

        • Note that on-campus hostel fee is 400,000/= for academic year, which can be paid twice, 200,000/= per semester (beginning of every semester). Deposit the hostel fee in the account provided: 0150277527901. Account name: Jordan University College. Bank: CRDB. It is proper that you first contact the hostel management for reservation (+255711616502), after which you pay the hostel fee.
        • Available in our hostel rooms are beds, mattresses, chairs and tables. Students are required to come with their personal items including bed sheets, mosquito nets and others.
        • There is cafeteria in the campus where students can take meals, at their own expense.
      2. Off-campus accommodation

        Male students are offered assistance to secure accommodation in the nearby off-campus hostels which belong to private individuals. Male students can receive the list of off-campus hostels upon request, including phone contacts of the hostel owners. Send a request to the Dean of Students in order to receive the list of these hostels: Or, text your email address through (+255654401552).

    2. Orientation Week

      The orientation week for new students is scheduled to take place from 29th October to 1st November 2018, starting from 8:00 am each day. Please note that the orientation week is compulsory for all new students; an important part of their programme in Jordan University College. Those coming from outside Morogoro are advised to arrive early and get settled before the day of the orientation programme.

      Please note that Jordan University College is a Catholic Institution and so students are expected to be modest and decent in dressing. Indecent dress by either female or male students is not allowed in the campus.

      Contact the office of Dean of Students if more information is required: 0654401552 or 0711616502.

      Welcome to Jordan University College.

      Dean of Students


    The Dean of Students' office of the Jordan University College exists chiefly to facilitate the attainment of the values and goals for which Jordan University College was established. The office of the Dean of Students serves in a multifaceted manner as to support Jordan University College produce people of integrally excellent repute that can Teach all Nations. Consequently, the office is committed in promoting good morals and academic excellence among the students. It addresses issues that entrench/enhance environment conducive for human actualization, such as students' health and safety, solidarity and fraternity. As the office of Dean of Students vouches for the students' rights, it equally tasks them to discharge their responsibilities.

    The Dean of Students invites all the students to contribute towards making Jordan University College a center of excellence in various ramifications. Students can contact the Dean of Students' office for their problems and issues of concerns:

    Especially to the new students, the office of the Dean of Students welcomes you to Jordan University College.


    1. The Students' Union

    1.1 Name

    The STUDENTS' UNION of the Salvatorian Institute of Philosophy and Theology is the corporate association of all students of the Institute for the purpose of pursuing and attaining the aims and objectives stated below.

    1.2 Membership

    Incoming students become members of the Union upon formal registration at the Institute and reception of their individual ID-cards. They remain so while they continue as students at the Institute.

    1.3 Aims and Objectives

    The STUDENTS' UNION, through its various organizations and activities, and in line with the regulations of the Institute, strives to achieve the following aims and objectives:

    1. To develop and strengthen unity and solidarity among the students of the different Institutes of religious life, societies of Apostolic life, and Private students attending lectures at the Institute.
    2. To advance intellectual, social and cultural interests among its members by promoting co-curricular and extracurricular activities that will enhance their academic, spiritual, pastoral and human formation.
    3. To give it's members' experience of collaborative efforts in organizing and realizing their commitments.
    4. To contribute, to the good name and the well being of the Institute.
    5. To establish relationships with similar organizations in other Institutes in matters of academic, athletic or social nature.

    2. Organizational Bodies

    2.1 General Assembly

    2.1.1 General assembly of the Union is the meeting of all its members to deal with the matters contained in 1.3 and others in accordance with this Statute.

    2.1.2 Fr the General Assembly to proceed validly at least 66% of the members of the Students' Union must be present.

    2.1.3 There will be an ELECTIVE general Assembly on the last Monday of classes before the final Exams of the Second Semester to elect the members of the Students' Council for the coming academic year.

    2.1.4 There will be an ordinary General Assembly in every Semester on a date set by the President upon consultation with the Students' Council and the respective deans of studies with the confirmation of the Rector.

    2.1.5 Extraordinary General Assemblies may be called at any time of the year by the president with the approval of the Students' Council, to attend to important and urgent matters.

    2.1.6 In the General Assembly at the beginning of the academic year, the President and his Council must present to the students' body. Their program of the semester, including the budget; in the General Assembly at the end of the academic year, the President and his Council have to present a report of their leadership.

    2.1.7 The following are the duties and functions of the general Assembly:

    1. To elect members of the Students' council;
    2. To co-operate in realizing the goals, aims and objectives of the Students' Union;
    3. To remove irresponsible leaders through the vote of no confidence;
    4. To evaluate the aims and objectives of the students' union;
    5. To discuss other matters affecting the members of the Union.

    2.1.8 There will be a meeting of the Students' Union with the Rector at a specified date, to be agreed between him and the Students' Council, for the purpose of sharing information about the State of the Institute and of evaluating its progress. In the same meeting deans of studies will clarify academic matters that need to be brought to the attention of all students.

    2.2 Students' Council

    2.2.1 Name: The STUDENTS' COUNCIL is the coordinating and governing body of the Students Union, composed of the following officials:
    1. A President-elected by all the members of the Union by absolute majority vote;
    2. A Vice President-elected in the same manner as the president;
    3. A Secretary-elected in the same manner as the vice president;
    4. A treasurer- elected in the same manner as the secretary;
    5. One representative of the faculty of Philosophy - elected by the absolute majority vote of the philosophy students;
    6. One representative of Theology - elected by the absolute majority of the theology students;
    7. One representative of every congregation or group not already represented in the person of any of the previously mentioned officials, elected by all the students of the said group.

    2.2.2 After the approval of the Rector, the STUDENTS' COUNCIL takes office at the beginning of the first semester of the academic year.

    2.3 Duties and Functions of the Council

    2.3.1 Upon convocation and under the leadership of the President, the Council meets at least twice every semester.

    2.3.2 Discusses, approves and implements issues or policies passed at the ordinary or extraordinary Assemblies of the Union.

    2.3.3 Plans and evaluates those measures which are deemed necessary to achieve the aims and objectives of the Union.

    2.3.4 Coordinates with the Administration and the staff and cooperates with them in matters concerning arrangements and preparations for various functions at the Institute.

    2.3.5 Discusses and evaluates students' concerns prior to their presentation to the Administration, the Staff or individual officials of the Institute.

    2.3.6 In consultation with the members of the union, organizes permanent and 'ad hoc' Committees and appoints members and the animator of these committees.

    2.3.7 To prepare agenda for the General Assembly.

    2.3.8 To approve the budget and evaluate the financial report from the treasurer.

    2.3.9 To evaluate and approve suggestions put forward by various committees.

    2.4 Duties and Functions of the Different Officials

    2.4.1 The President
    1. Serves as leader and spokesperson both of the Union and of the Council.
    2. Convokes the Student' Council and, with its approval, the Assemblies of the Union, and chairs their meetings.
    3. Attends, together with the Secretary, and on behalf of the Union, those acts, ceremonies, and meetings, which require representation of the students at different levels.
    4. Coordinates with the Patron and or other Institute officials the different projects and programs of the Students' Union, which are incidental in the Institutes' programme.
    2.4.2 The Vice-President

    Supports, cooperates with, and assists the President as necessary and as requested by him. Assumes corporately the duties and functions of the President when the president is absent or impeded.

    2.4.2 The Secretary
    1. Is responsible for keeping written records and accounts of the activities of the Union and for making them available to the members, as may be required.
    2. Publicizes the dates, the agenda of the Meetings of the Union and of the Council, prepares and keeps the minutes of such meetings.
    3. Assists the President in organizing and running the Assemblies of the Union and the Meetings of the Council.
    4. Relates to the different bodies within the Union or outside it the pertinent information regarding decisions adopted or actions taken at Assembly or Council's level.
    2.4.2 The Treasurer
    1. Is responsible for keeping records of money spent by the Students' Union.
    2. Is the one responsible, through consultation with the president of the Students' council, to draw money from the Rector for defined purposes.
    3. He has to present an official annual report on the expenditure of the whole year to the Students' Council, and to the Students' Union, during the General Assembly.

    2.5 Working Committees

    2.5.1 After the STUDENTS' COUNCIL has been lawfully elected and after its confirmation by the Academic Senate, at the beginning of the new Academic year, it will proceed to the setting and organization of the different working COMMITTEES in consultation with the students and according to 2.5.2.

    2.5.2 Each COMMITTEE will be composed of a member of the students' Council, as animator, and as many appointed members as necessary taking into consideration the activities entrusted to the Committee, the talents and qualifications of the individuals and their readiness and availability to serve the common cause of the Students' Union.

    2.5.3 The following are the Committees and their functions: Social and Cultural Committee

    1. This is a working committee dealing with social and cultural affairs in the Institute.
    2. The following are the functions of the social and cultural committee:
      • To organize and prepare for Inculturation week.
      • In cooperation with students or the Executive Council to organize entertainments on all social gatherings.
      • In cooperation with the Executive Council, to organize and establish cultural and social relationship with other Institutes and colleges.
      • To organize ways and means of making guests of the Students' Union feel welcome at our Institute, by directing them within the Institute compound. Music-Liturgical Committee

    • This committee in cooperation with the Students' Council is responsible for the preparation and organization of common liturgical celebrations in the Institute.
    • To advise, and give suggestions to the Students' Council, on matters concerning common liturgical functions in the Institute. Games and Sports Committee

    • In consultation with the Students' Executive Council, to organize games and sports activities in the Institute and with other Institutes.
    • To take care of sports and games equipments of the Institute.
    • To make follow-ups, to ensure the availability of the needed sports and games equipments. Artistic and Decorating Committee

    This is a committee that deals with all matters of art, craft and decoration in the Institute. It forms the following duties and functions:

    • To prepare the hall for common gatherings of the Institute General Assembly, inculturation week or any other gathering involving the students of this Institute.
    • In cooperation with the liturgical committee, to decorate the church and the hall on days that need such preparations.
    • To crate an atmosphere for the promotion of artistic talents of students. Academic Committee

    This is the committee that deals with academic matters. It consists of all the class representatives, faculty representatives and other appointed members. Its duties and functions are:

    • To look into the students academic welfare.
    • To promote good relationship between students and academic staff of the Institute.
    • To arrange or organize for academic symposia with other higher learning institutes or colleges.
    • To present students' academic problems to the students' executive Council. Journalistic Committee

    This committee deals with matters of journalism and publication of students' issues. Functions and duties of this committee are:

    • To promote students' journalistic and communication skills and talents.
    • To organize for the publication of the Students' Union's magazine.

    2.5.4 When circumstances so demand, the students' Executive Council by itself or upon recommendation of any of the permanent Committees may appoint special 'ad hoc' committee to attend to particular events or to take care of some other relevant needs.

    2.5.5 Working committees, whether permanent or 'ad hoc' are dependent upon the Students' Executive Council and accountable to it both in the decision making process and in the process of implementation of policies.

    3. General Election

    3.1 Active and Passive Voice in the Electoral Process

    3.1.1 In as much as the electoral process will take place at the end of the School year (2.1.3), all students dully enrolled at the Institute will enjoy active voice in accordance with 1.2 of these statutes.

    3.1.2 Considering however, the particular and stressful conditions of the III year of Philosophy and the IV year of Theology (with the writing and presentation of essays, and the written and oral Baccalaureate Examinations), students who at the time of election are enrolled in the II year of Philosophy and III year of Theology will not have passive voice, and cannot stand as candidates for general, departmental or congregational positions related to the Students Executive council, neither can they be later appointed as members of committees.

    3.2 Procedures of Election

    3.2.1 There will be an electoral commission consisting of the out-going members of the Executive Council. This commission is in charge for the preparation and conducting the election.

    3.2.2 The election commission has to make known the day for election three weeks before.

    3.2.3 For the election to take place validly at least 70%, that is two-third of the members of the students' union, must be present.

    3.2.4 For the election to be valid, the Patron or any other member of staff must be present as observers and witnesses.

    3.2.5 All members of the students' executive council must be elected by secret ballot and by absolute majority of those present.

    3.2.6 The Patron and electoral commission will report the results of the election to the Rector for confirmation.

    3.2.7 After the confirmation of the newly elected leaders, the electoral commission ceases to exist automatically. If the elected are not confirmed, a preparation for another election must start immediately under the same electoral commission.

    3.3 Vacant Office and Termination of Period of Office

    3.3.1 An office is considered vacant when the resignation of any official is accepted by the Rector or when the official is voted out of office by the vote of no confidence of the Students.

    3.3.2 In case one ceases to be a student of the Institute, either by dismissal or by withdrawal, he/she automatically loses his membership, rights and privileges of his office and cannot continue holding the office.

    3.3.3 In case an official is absent from office, without official information, for 15 days, the office is considered vacant and new by-election must take place within the next 15 days. In such a case the official loses the right to vie for the same office in the next by-election.

    3.3.4 One is free to resign whenever he/she cannot fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a given office. However, just reasons for resigning must be given, and the procedures for resigning must be followed.

    3.3.5 For any resignation to be valid, the following procedures must be followed:

    1. The official concerned must declare his/her intention to resign, to the Students' Executive Council and the Patron.
    2. Having informed the council and the patron, the official concerned must present a formal (official) resignation letter to the Rector of the Institute.
    3. Once the Rector of the Institute approves the resignation, he (rector) must inform the Students' Union in person or through the patron of the Students' Union.
    4. Once the Students' Union is informed of the resignation, the Office is considered vacant and therefore an extraordinary by-election must take place within two weeks.

    3.3.6 For a just cause, the administration of the Institute can be requested to remove an official from office, or it may do so by its own initiative.

    3.3.7 An official can be voted out of office through the vote of no confidence by at least 70% of all students, when they find that he/she does not execute his/her official duties properly. This vote has effect when approved by the Rector.

    3.4 The Patron of the Students' Union

    3.4.1 The Patron is a member of Staff who serves in an advisory capacity to the Students' Executive Council and to the Students' Union, assisting in their Organization and development and giving them moral support and counseling.

    Sauti ya Mwokozi

    Up to 1999 Sauti ya Mwokozi served:

    • as a chronicle of the Institute recording its major events; and
    • as a periodical with scentific as well as spiritual writings of the professors and the students.

    Since 1999 the articles are now published by Africa Tomorrow

    Since 1999 Sauti ya Mwokozi continues to record the major events in the life of the Institute:

    • Inauguration of the Academic Year
    • Inculturation Week.
    • Closing Ceremony of the Academic Year.
    Africa tommorow downloads
    Africa Tomorrow 2012 No 14/1
    Africa Tomorrow 2012 No 14/2
    Africa Tomorrow 2013 No 15/1
    Africa Tomorrow 2013 No 15/2
    Africa Tomorrow 2014 No 16/1
    Africa Tomorrow 2014 No 16/2
    Africa Tomorrow 2015 No 17/1
    Africa Tomorrow 2015 No 17/2
    Africa Tomorrow 2016 No 18/1-2
    Africa Tomorrow 2017 Vol. 19 - No. 1-2

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    The Salvatorian Institute providing some course in Swahili (Saturday Catechetical Course & Annual Catechetical Course) has acknowledged a great need of publications promoting Christianity in that language. The main purpose of establishing Salvatorianum Publishing House was to provide material in Swahili for both Catechetical Courses. Those materials are also available for similar institutions existing in the country as well as for those Catholics and all Christians in Tanzania having a desire to deepen their faith. Being faithful to the original idea, Salvatorianum seeks to publish mainly the teachers' works or their translations in Swahili. SALVATORIANUM, Jordan University College, P.O. Box 1878, Morogoro - TANZANIA

    Tel.: +255 (23) 260-4854, E-mail: or


    Recent Publications

    1. Major Events in African History: A Guide to the Study of the Origins and Development of the Modern African States

    by Fr. Jovitus F. Kamara Mwijage

    ISBN 9987 645 12 7; 386 pages; 2nd revised and enlarged ed. 2004, reprinted in 2012 with corrections

    See the Table of Contents, Introduction and sample pages

    2. Introduction to the Pentateuch and Historical BooksIntroduction to Penuch

    by William Ngowi, OFM Cap
    ISBN 978-9987-645-30-5; 165 pages; year of publication 2012
    See the Table of Contents, Introduction and sample pages

    3. Thus Says the Lord: Introduction to Prophetic Literaturethus says the lord

    by William Ngowi, OFM Cap
    ISBN 978-9987-645-27-5; 391 pages; year of publication 2012
    See the Table of Contents, Introduction and sample pages

    4. Typographical Norms: An Aid for Preparing Research PapersTypographical Norms

    (For Humanities and Author-Date Style with References to The Chicago Manual of Style)

    by Bernard Witek, in collaboration with Edmond Ouma Ogalo

    ISBN 978-9987-645-24-0; 126 pages; year of publication 2012

    See the Table of Contents, Introduction and sample pages

    1. Are Catholic Schools Still Catholic?schools cahtolic

    by Eric J. Boos
    ISBN 9987-645-08-9; 121 pages; year of publication 2001

    In his encyclical letter, Ex Corde Ecclessiae, Pope John Paul II challenges Catholic institutions to strengthen their Catholic identity as a means of assuring the education of the whole human person for the sake of a better society. Subtitled "Responding to the Challenge of Ex Corde Ecclessiae by Implementing Ethics Across the Curriculum Through the Human Systems Paradigm," this book articulates the Pope's challenge in light of the broader Catholic Intellectual Tradition and suggests an educational model to satisfy that challenge.

    2. Christian Family as Domestic ChurchChristian Family

    by Fr. Joseph Israel, ALCP/OSS
    ISBN 9987-645-09-7; 67 pages; year of publication 2001

    The Synod of Africa defines the nature of the Church as the family of God. It invites all Christians in Africa to build and live as the family of God. In my doctoral thesis, I concentrated on the biblical, historical, anthropological, theological and pastoral implications of the image "Church-as-Family." Later, I realized that it is quite impossible to build the Church as family if Christian families are not authentic Churches. This book deals with the Christian family as a domestic Church, an image that we find in the Sacred Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, the Second Vatican Council, Post Second Vatican Council teachings, and various pastoral addresses.

    3. Come, Lord Jesus! A Guide to Revelation as Sacred Reading Come Lord

    by H. D. Kreilkamp
    ISBN 9987 645 19 4; 127 pages; year of publication 2006; price $8.95 (pbk)

    The author, Dr. Kreilkamp, has a license in theology from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome and a doctorate in history from the Catholic University of America. Professor of History and Philosophy at Saint Joseph's College in Indiana for nearly thirty years, he also taught at the Salvatorian Institute in Morogoro, and more recently has lectured on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures in the diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana's ELM program. He is currently contributing editor for The Catholic Moment, and also engaged in prison ministry in jails and correctional centers. Henri Nouwen used to say that 98% of all our lives is spent waiting. If that is so, then the prayer, Come, Lord Jesus! is a very appropriate prayer for most of our waking moments.

    Dr. Kreilkamp's guide to John's Book of Revelation, a spiritual treasure which has lasted so long and withstood so many social and religious upheavals and so many catastrophes over the centuries, has something deeply vital to say to us during these trying times in which we live.

    This is a reader-friendly and insightful book on the most misunderstood book in the New Testament. It invites the reader to enter John's text in a way that will be helpful for prayer. I hope it receives a wide audience.

    by Michael Crosby, Author of The Prayer that Jesus Taught Us

    4. Enjili iliyotafakariwa katika Rozari enjili

    ISBN 9987-645-01-1; 62 pages; 3rd ed. 2004

    5. Falsafa na Ufunuo wa Maarifa: Kipindi cha kati, usasa, na mapambano ya ujenzi wa mihimili ya hoja za maadili, dini, sayansi na sheriaFalsafa

    by Adolf Mihanjo
    ISBN 9987-645-16-X; 220 pages; year of publication 2005

    It is a philosophical text written in Swahili dealing with Medieval, Renaissance and the thought of Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes. In this text Dr. Mihanjo shows how medieval thinkers made the synthesis of Christian faith and Muslim ethics on the foundation of Platonic and Aristotelian epistemology and metaphysics. The book goes further to explore the fact that it was through Ockham with the theory of "double truth" that the ground for the separation between faith and reason and their objects of knowledge was laid down.

    Such separation prepared the ground for the emergence of Renaissance which in turn, laid the ground for the emergence of modern philosophy and science. Finally, the book appeals to East African people on the importance of using native language especially on the transmission of scientific ideas. The book substantiates this claim by recalling to the history of growth of thought and civilization in the west whereby, it was only when philosophy was written in the native language in which Voltaire and Rousseau wrote in French, Hume and Locke in English and Kant in German that Europe experienced great social and scientific revolution. This was so because knowledge became the property of the people and not of few. The book concludes that it is only when Africa tames this great intellectual genus with their own language will hardly become the creator of knowledge nor will Africa stand in the globalized world with its own clear theoretical synthesis.

    6. Falsafa na Usanifu wa Hoja - Kutoka Wayunani Hadi wa TanzaniaFalsafa2

    by Adolf Mihanjo
    ISBN 9987-645-14-3; 306 pages; year of publication 2004

    The book, written in Swahili, deals with Philosophy and its interpretation in Greek and Tanzanian perspective. It presents ideas and insights from various of the Greek Philosophers (Thales, Anaximender, Anaximenes, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) and the prominent Greek philosophical schools (Atomist, Sophist, Epicurean, Stoic, Skeptic, Neo-Platonist). In his selection and explanation of Greek philosophical thought, the author maintains a view, too, to the African concerns and perspectives. An over-arching aim of his reflections is the conviction that such philosophical reflection can be of assistance in providing solutions to present day problems in Africa, and especially at Tanzania.

    7. Human Rights, Cultural Differences, and The Church in Africahuman rights

    by Fr. Aquiline Tarimo, SJ
    ISBN 9987-645-13-5; 279 pages; year of publication 2004

    This book examines the complex relationships among institutions. Included in its scope are: the deterioration of state structures and their impact on human rights: ethics; problems related to ethnicity; the role of non-governmental organizations; African debt crisis; gender inequality and the rights of women in relation to the African religio-cultural practices; and the role of the Catholic Bishops' Episcopal Conferences in promoting human rights locally. In examining these issues the author retains a focus on Africa, considering the varied loyalties and complex inequalities prevailing in contemporary Africa.

    8. Introduction to the Pentateuch and Historical BooksIntroduction to Penuch

    by William Ngowi, OFM Cap
    ISBN 978-9987-645-30-5; 165 pages; year of publication 2012
    See the Table of Contents, Introduction and sample pages pdf logo

    9. Kristo Mtu Mzima wakati wa NoeliKristo

    by Raymond E. Brown; trans. by Fr. Lazarus Msimbe, SDS ISBN 9987-645-05-4; 56 pages; year of publication 2001 This book is a Swahili translation of Raymond E. Brown's An Adult Christ at Christmas. This text is an important aid to gaining a deeper understanding of Christmas. It enables a deeper appreciation of the Christmas story as described by Matthew and Luke and richer understanding of the message the evangelical writers left to us in the Infancy Narratives.

    10. Maandiko ya KiufunuoMaandiko ya

    by Fr. William Ngowi, OFM Cap
    ISBN 9987-645-07-0; 217 pages; year of publication 2000

    Maandiko ya Kiufunuo is a Swahili translation done by Mr. Pantaleon Mbisa of Apocalyptic Literature. The text examines apocalyptic eschatology, which we define as a religious perspective that focuses on the disclosure (usually esoteric in nature) to the elect of the cosmic vision of Yahweh's sovereignty. Due to a pessimistic view of reality growing out of the bleak post-exilic conditions, the visionaries have largely ceased to translate Yahweh's sovereignty, especially as it relates to his actions to deliver His faithful, into the terms of plain history, real politics, and human instrumentality. The book helps to contextualize the proclamations of the visionaries whose historical conditions seemed unsuitable for a realization of the envisioned restoration of Yahweh's people.

    11. Major Events in African History: A Guide to the Study of the Origins and Development of the Modern African StatesMajor Events

    by Fr. Jovitus F. Kamara Mwijage
    ISBN 9987 645 12 7; 386 pages; 2nd revised and enlarged ed. 2004, reprinted in 2012 with corrections

    12. Misemo ya Mababa wa Jangwani

    translated by Fr. William Ngowi, OFM Cap Misemo
    ISBN 0-264-66350-0; 278 pages; year of publication 2000

    This book is a Kiswahili translation of A.R. Mowbray's The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. This collection of the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, previously available only in fragments, is now accessible in English & Kiswahili in its entirety at precisely a time when there is a widespread desire among people to expand their horizons to include the spiritual atmosphere of the early monks and thereby to gain access to the spiritual riches of the Desert Fathers. The wisdom of the desert speaks directly to all those who understand that in one way or another the time for rendering accounts is drawing near. To meditate on that wisdom is to interact with eternal truths. (NB: Only the Kiswahili version is published by Salvatorianum).

    13. Nguvu ya MsalabaNguvu

    by Fr. Joseph Israel, ALCP/OSS
    ISBN 9987-645-11-9; 60 pages; year of publication 2002

    As the title indicates, this Swahili book speaks about the Power of the Cross and its unique ability to draw people to Christ. The book helps the reader to know the evil of that sin which brought Christ to the cross. It provides insight, too, into the various words pronounced during the sufferings of Jesus and finally into what the Sacred Scriptures say about the cross.

    14. Pamoja Tusali na Kumwimbia BwanaPamoja

    by Bp. Desiderius Rwoma
    ISBN 9987-645-17-8; 82 pages; year of publication 2005

    15. Paulo na Nyaraka Zake

    by Fr. William Ngowi, OFM Cap Paulo
    ISBN 9987-645-02-X; 224 pages; year of publication 1999

    This book is a Swahili translation by Mr. Pantaleon Mbisa of Paul and His Letters. It makes available to the Swahili reader a useful tool to understanding the letters of Paul. Besides providing the reader with an analysis of the letters' structure, the book also identifies the uniqueness of each letter and historical situation in which they were written.

    16. Property Rights, Pastoral People and Problems with Privatization in Tanzania

    by Eric J. Boos
    ISBN 9987-645-15-1; 137 pages; year of publication 2004

    17. Sala Kulingana na Mahitaji ya Wakatisala kulingana

    by Bp. Desiderius Rwoma
    ISBN 9987-645-10-0; 54 pages; year of publication 2001

    Sala Kulingana na Mahitaji ya Wakati is a Swahili text intended to assist the Christian to understand, to learn, and to be able to pray in each day and at any time. It is an aid to assist communication with God any time in the life.

    18. Thus Says the Lord: Introduction to Prophetic Literaturethus says the lord

    by William Ngowi, OFM Cap
    ISBN 978-9987-645-27-5; 391 pages; year of publication 2012

    19. Typographical Norms: An Aid for Preparing Research PapersTypographical Norms

    (For Humanities and Author-Date Style with References to The Chicago Manual of Style)

    by Bernard Witek, in collaboration with Edmond Ouma Ogalo
    ISBN 978-9987-645-24-0; 126 pages; year of publication 2012

    20. Ufafanuzi wa Barua: Injili ya UhaiUfafanuzi

    by Fr. Joseph Israel, ALCP/OSS
    ISBN 9987-645-06-2; 46 pages; year of publication 2000; 2nd ed. 2001

    This Swahili book, as the title indicates, provides an explanation of the papal letter, The Gospel of Life. In simple language it presents the ideas of Pope John Paul II as presented in his Encyclical on this topic. It shows that life is a gift from God, is holy and therefore needs to be respected by all. This is the belief of the Church. This belief helps us to understand that in life, all have the opportunity to see the face of God.

    21. Utangulizi kwa InjiliUtangulizi

    by Fr. William Ngowi, OFM Cap
    ISBN 9987-645-03-8; 236 pages; year of publication 1999

    Utangulizi kwa Injili is, as the name indicates an Introduction to the Gospel, and more precisely the New Testament. The text provides numerous aids to the understanding of the New Testament. In order to understand the New Testament it is important also to know the people and events that happened in Jesus' life. Any reader of the New Testament needs to put himself/herself in the situation of the people of that time in order to understand the richness of the message the writers have left to us.



    ISBN 978 9987 645 23 2; 552 pages; year of publication 2017

    Published by : SALVATORIANUM Jordan University College; P.O. Box 1878 Morogoro, TANZANIA ; Tel: +255 23 2604854 ; E-mail:,


    It was in the mid- 19th Century, that Christian missionaries pave their way through the Central East portion of the Continent of Africa. As they moved closer to Zanzibar Coast, they were made first to pay their way to the Sultan who controlled that area, and it was necessary first they gain his permission to enter this part of the Continent he controlled and of course monetary compensation.

    So it was that, in 1878, the Missionaries of Africa (known also as the White Fathers), moved bravely forward as they followed the same paths and eventually made it to the Central-East part of Africa. Their major task was to spread the Gospel – the basic tenets of the Catholic Church – among the inhabitants. As the worked, some began to realize the need also of Ministry and Trade Skill for youth. On one hand, they had not brought any specific form of Youth Ministry and yet on the other, agriculturally-based lifestyle prevented them from pursuing other forms of trade employment. However, this situation was about to begin a new phase, for with the convening of the Berlin Conference (1884-1885), the dominant European Powers all agreed to stop the centuries-old lucrative inhuman practice of the Arab Slave Trade in Africa, by colonizing and partitioning the continent and spreading the results of the industrial Revolution. From then on, Pastoral Ministry dedicated toward the younger generation, had to develop and adapt itself constantly, apart from overcoming many political, economic, and social evolutions that, in effect wrought ever-growing unemployment among the youth.

    This study has made it a life effort to cover the historical period from 1878 to 2012 and to explore and analyze implications of the development of pastoral ministerial methods employed by missionaries and local priests during the historical expansion of the part of Africa in which Archdiocese of Mwanza had been developing its geographical borders.

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    Man is constantly in search of something. He always searches for the unknown to which he has had a little access in the past by means of experiences, events, and persons. Of course, the role of inspiration cannot be ruled out. All the growth and development that the contemporary era embraces are just merely the aftermath of man's tireless search. Usually failures and setbacks have preceded his success. Despite all hardships and adversities, he goes forth being impelled by the thirst for a better world and better life.

    An enthusiastic crowd of vigorous young men, just above a hundred in number, pursue their search for the re-discovery of the relevance of substantial factors such as the existence (being) of God and the relationship between that God and man, the constitutional elements of a human person, his desire for knowledge, complementality of faith and reason, the way of living a good life, Revelation in word and deed, the pronouncements of the church etc., under the able guidance of competent and skilled professors at the Salvatorian Major Seminary.

    The first issue of the magazine of the campus Kola Hill Digest explicates and highlights the outcome of our search and research. It is the digest of what we digest. It reveals the creativity and originality of our thinking and reflection. I express my genuine gratitude to those who rendered their support to bring out this issue.

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