HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Tangaza School of Theology derives from what was called Tangaza Theological Centre of Religious, which opened its doors to the first group of students on 25 August 1986. Twenty students came from seven countries and from three religious congregations (Consolata Fathers, Salesians of Don Bosco and Holy Ghost Fathers).
On 30 October 1987, in the presence of the Pro-Nuncio, the College was blessed and formally inaugurated by His Eminence Maurice Cardinal Otunga, Archbishop of Nairobi.
On 3 November 1992, the charter of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) was granted by the President of Kenya. With the conferring of this charter and in accordance with the terms of the document, Convention for the Constituent Colleges of Catholic University of Eastern Africa, 1997, Tangaza College is recognized as a constituent College of CUEA. While remaining administratively autonomous, Tangaza College is an integral part of the main University (CUEA) for academic purposes.
In February 2010, Tangaza College entered into a Memorandum of understanding with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh USA, enabling the School of Theology to offer Masters programs in Theology and in Pastoral Ministry, accredited by Duquesne University.
At present the School is processing the aggregation with Urbanian University in Rome in view of establishing a Licentiate program.
The School of Theology now has a population of about 500 students coming from approximately 50 Religious Orders from many countries of Africa and the world at large.
The following Religious Orders are registered as corporate members of the Tangaza College Consortium:
Brothers of the Christian Schools, F.S.C.
Capuchin Franciscan Friars, O.F.M Cap.
Comboni Missionaries, M.C.C.J.
Congregation of the Marianhill Missionaries, C.M.M.
Consolata Missionaries, I.M.C.
Conventual Franciscan Friars, O.F.M. Conv.
Discalced Carmelite Friars, O.C.D.
|Dominican Friars, O.P.Franciscan Friars Minor, O.F.M.
Holy Cross Congregation, C.S.C.Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans), C.S.Sp.
Missionaries of Africa, M.Afr.
Congregation of the Passion, C.P.
Rosminians, (Institute of Charity), I.C.
St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers), S.P.S.
Salesians of Don Bosco, S.D.B.
Society of African Missions, S.M.A.
Society of the Divine Word, S.V.D.
Vincentians (Congregation of the Mission), C.M.