Tangaza College is a Catholic University College jointly owned by the member religious congregations. It has its roots in Catholic Tradition, especially as planted and nourished in East Africa (the AMECEA region) through the missionary endeavors which spanned the late 19th and entire 20th centuries. Currently, the college offers undergraduate degrees, masters degree, diploma programmes and a number of certificate programmes in its various institutes.
Established in 2005, UNIMAK was granted university status in August 2009. Now with more than 1,200, the College seeks to promote the religious, political, social and economic development of the people of Africa through providing a public forum which allows the Church to make widely known, in creative dialogue, Christian convictions about man, woman, family, work, economy, society, politics, international life and the environment. The university is a member of the Association of African Universities (AAU).
The Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a faith-based private university established in 1993, and owned by the Uganda Episcopal Conference. UMU received a civil University Charter in 2005 from government, to legitimize its existence and autonomy. UMU offers full-time, weekend/part time, and distance-learning courses. Students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and countries like Uganda, the rest of Africa and world-wide.
CERAP was founded in Abidjan to educate and do research. It’s University as well as Social Center and together with the Institut de la dignité et des droits humains (IDDH), founded in 2003, it aims at educating the future political leaders that will bring about positive change in West Africa. CERAP/IDDH was recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Ivory Coast as a private institution of higher education in 2005. It was awarded as best private University of Ivory Coast in 2012.
The Institut Superieur de Management (ISM) was founded in 1992 as an answer to the educational system crisis. It was the first Private Business School in the African french-speaking countries. In 2006 ISM was accreditated Excellency Center UEMAO (a prestigious recognitizion in the private education in Africa), it tries to evolve its educational programmes according to the labour market and international environment needs.
St. Mary’s University (SMU) was established in 1998 under St. Mary’s University General Educational Development PLC with its head office in Awassa and a branch in Addis Ababa. St.Mary’s University is a founding member of Ethiopian Private Higher Education Institutions Association and is a member of the African Association of Universities.
The University of Professional Studies (UPSA) is located in Accra, Ghana and is a public university that provides both academic and business professional education in Ghana. The university is the only public institution with the mandate to offer both academic degrees and provide training for higher professional education in Ghana. The school has been awarded international accreditation for its Business programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).