On 15th March, 2023, the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and University of Ibadan (UI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the teaching of Kiswahili language. The symbolic virtual signing of the document was facilitated by the High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H. E. Dr. Benson Alfred Bana. 

The MoU is expected to deliver among other things, the introduction of Kiswahili to the University program curriculum, development of joint research activities; exchange of undergraduate and postgraduate students; exchange of staff on sabbatical basis; mutual assistance in the establishment of new programmes; exchange of information and publications; and organisation of seminars, colloquia, symposia, conferences and workshops. 

 The Vice-Chancellors of both UI and UDSM applauds the collaboration, given that both institution are the oldest and leading public universities in Nigeria and Tanzania, respectively.