The late Bishop Dr. Josiah Kibira.

On 25th November 2005, the Executive Council of the ELCT-NWD formally declared that the University College that was to be opened in the Diocese should be called “Josiah Kibira University College of Tumaini University” (JoKUCo).

The late Bishop Dr. Josiah Kibira was elected and consecrated bishop in 1964 as the first African Bishop of the ELCT-NWD.

The current Bishop in office, Bishop Dr. Abednego Keshomshahara is the Chairman of the Governing Board.

The Josiah Kibira University College (JoKUCo) of Tumaini University Makumira is located in Bukoba rural district 10 Km north of Bukoba municipality in Kagera region of the United Republic of Tanzania. JoKUCo is a Christ centred university college focusing all its programmes through the guidance of and obedience to the word of God through scientific fact finding and enquires all students and staff without discrimination.