The Institute of Continuing Co-operative Education (ICCE) is among the operational units of Moshi Co-operative University. Its history can be traced back from the year 1964 when it was known as Co-operative Education Centre (CEC). It was established by agreement between the Government of Tanganyika on behalf of the Co-operative Union of Tanganyika (CUT) and Nordic Co-operative Consortium. In 1972, CEC become the Technical Education Department of the CUT. Strategically, CUT placed CEC at the then Moshi Co-operative College and it became a twin organization under one leadership. The aim for establishing CEC was to provide co-operative education to members, staff, committee and board members of primary co-operative societies. In 1993, CEC was transformed into Department of Field Education (DFE). During the transformation of Moshi Co-operative College into Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS), DFE was transformed into Institute of Continuing Co-operative Development and Education (ICCDE). In year 2014, ICCDE was transformed into Institute of Continuing Co-operative Education (ICCE) as MUCCoBS transformed into a fully fledged university i.e. Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU).
Since its formation up to date, ICCE has championed MoCU functions through training, community services, research and consultancy across the country, mostly focusing on co-operatives and other member-based organizations and supporting institutions. ICCE discharges demand-oriented activities in training, research and community services in the co-operative and community development. ICCE’s activities are geared towards capacity building and empowerment of the targeted communities for sustainable livelihoods.
Specifically, ICCE does the following functions:
ICCE foresees revamped, empowered and sustainable co-operatives, member-based organizations and other self-help organizations that are capable of combating poverty and fulfilling members’ and general community socio-economic needs and aspirations.
The Mission of ICCE is in line with that of the University which is “To provide quality education, training, research and advisory services to enhance co-operative development”.
In fulfilling the Vision and Mission, ICCE is guided by the following MoCU core values: cooperation, objectivity, pursuit of excellence in service delivery, integrity and accountability, courtesy to all and social responsibility.
The Co-operative Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (CEIC) was established as a result of collaborative efforts between Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU) and Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Humber ITAL). CEIC was officially launched in year 2009 with the essence of building capacity of co-operative entrepreneurs locally and internationally, and to equip the communities with entrepreneurial skills and knowledge. The main services offered by CEIC include the following;