State University of Zanzibar (SUZA)
The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) was established by Act No. 8 of 1999 of the Zanzibar House of Representatives, amended by Act No. 11 of 2009, and further re-amended by Act No. 7 of 2016.
The last amendment has justified SUZA to merge with other Zanzibar higher learning institutions; these are the then Zanzibar Institute of Financial Administration (ZIFA), College of Health Sciences (CHS), and the Zanzibar Institute of Tourism Development (ZIToD).
His Excellency Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein, the President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, is the University’s Chancellor. The University became operational in September 2001.
To be the preferred higher institution of learning and research in Eastern Africa.
To offer quality and broadly relevant education and research in order to develop a knowledge-based society that can tackle the challenge of 21st century and beyond.
SUZA is a catalyst for social change.
The State University of Zanzibar
P.O. Box 146