Catholic Diocese of Kigoma

Education Department

Education: “Aim High”

Education department seeks to improve access and participation of all eligible students to education opportunities and coordinating all educational activities in the diocese. The department provides educational services through mainly through Pre-primary Schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Vocation Training Schools and Colleges. There are almost 17 institutions under the care of this department without counting nursery schools. To sum up, the Diocese has several nursery schools, 2 primary schools, 8 Secondary Schools, 4 Vocational Training Schools and 2 College.
The department is under the Care of the Diocesan Educational Secretary (DES) who is assisted by the Diocesan Educational Board as its highest governing body. Vision of the department is quality education accessible to all by integrating Christian values for committed services to the society and the World at large.

The department of education in the Catholic Diocese of Kigoma coordinates all educational activities taking place in the diocese. It falls under the departments dealing with social services in the diocese, later on to be under the coordination of one office (diocesan development office).

For many years the department of education existed however, given the limited education institutions the diocese managed, it was almost not functioning. Ever since early 90’s due to the change of wind in the politics of our country, we have witnessed a number of new diocesan education institutions increasing. This necessitated the re-creation of the diocesan education department under the care of a Diocesan Education Secretary (DES).

The department deals with education for Tanzanians and of recent due to influx of refugees in our region; the department was obliged to adjust itself to deal also with education for refugees. Schools like St. Thomas More Kibogora Secondary School (Kibondo) and initiatives like Refugees Education Trust (RET), Refugees Education Services (RES) and Ahadi Institute Kigoma (AIK) were engineered by the diocese to cater for educational needs of refugees.

Mission

We provide an education that integrate real life experience and skills that contributes to competence, self–esteem of our students, thus fostering ethical services to our society for integral & sustainable development of our country and the world at large.

Vision

Excel in Quality Education, accessible to all by integrating Christian values for committed services to the society and the world at large.

Responsibilities of the Department of Education

– To register new educational institutions in the diocese according to the long–term/short-term plan of the diocese.
– To advise on the modalities of forming individual school boards and when necessary to convene the first meeting of a new school board.
– To lobby and advocate for all diocesan education institutions.
– Liaison with other stakeholders for the benefits of education programs in the diocese.
– To supervise and/or inspect whenever possible provision of quality education in individual education institutions within the diocese.
– To promote moral integrity of the Catholic church at all levels of provision of educational programs in the diocesan educational institutions.
– Promote sound Christian moral formation in all our education facilities.
– To promote education financing from different stakeholders inside the diocese and outside the diocese