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Our Mission

"To Strengthen Member Institutions in offering quality Theological Programs through Accreditation, Networking and Support Services."


Our Vision

 "A Trusted Association of Theological Institutions in Africa"                                                                                    

Our Motto: "Serving theological education in Africa for excellence and renewal"

Welcome to the ACTEA Website !!!

It is my joy to welcome you to this official website of the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA) formerly known as Accrediting Council for Theological Education in Africa. ACTEA was founded in 1976 as a project of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa (AEA).

ACTEA exists primarily for two main reasons: to offer academic accreditation of theological programs through a rigorous process of quality assurance and accountability, and to offer institutional networking and support services. In addition, ACTEA assists theological institutions throughout Africa in their quest for excellence and renewal. Thus, ACTEA offers various capacity-building conferences and seminars for theological education in Africa.

In this website you will find a host of information on ACTEA with regard to its history; accreditation services such as standards and procedures; support services such as links to important resources, capacity-building conferences, and seminars; its partners and stakeholders; as well as news and other important materials that would help you, or dear reader, to engage and partner with ACTEA in its quest to strengthen, renew, and support theological institutions in Africa.

You are welcome to contact us for more information.

Rev. Dr. David Tarus

ACTEA Executive Director


Could you please help us raise 70,000 US dollars?

Dear friend of ACTEA,

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the stability of the more than 100 ACTEA institutions. Our schools are worried that they might not survive the pandemic. Bruk Ayele from Mekane Yesus Seminary in Ethiopia, writes, “If the situation continues like this, almost all of our income, which is derived from students’ tuition fees, will be stopped. Then, we will be unable to pay the salaries of our faculty and staff. We are not sure what we will do in this worst-case scenario. It would be a big blow to us, affecting whether we can continue as an institution.”