February in history

This page briefly highlights events that happened this month in history. The events are either connected to SEKOMU and its work or to the development of special education and efforts of including persons with disabilities in communities. If you have information that falls within this framework,  please share it with others by sending it to  <international@irl-sekomu.org> OR <postgraduate@irl-sekomu.org>

27th February 2018

Queen Maud University College (QMUC) in Norway and Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) agreed to revise and renew Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of furthering capacity building among academic staff members and students. QMUC is a higher learning institution that focuses mainly on Early Childhood Education. SEKOMU offers supervision to Master of Special Education students from QMUC as they carry out practical training at Irente Rainbow School, Irente School for the Blind and Irente Children’s Home. The revised agreement between QMUC and SEKOMU was signed in October 2018.

25th February 2017

Hon. Birgit Honé, State Secretary of Lower Saxony Chancellery (LSC), Germany, and her delegation, visited Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU).

17th February 2013

A service was held at SEKOMU to mark the beginning of the Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and Rehabilitation programme. The guest of honour was the General Secretary of United Evangelical Mission, Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki.

6th February 2006

The renovation of buildings of former Usambara Trade School began. A service was held and Mama Elfriede Kolowa, the widow of Bishop Dr. Sebastian Kolowa, planted an avocado tree to mark the historic event. The tree seedling was taken from Mama Kolowa’s own farm.