Blessed Iwene Tansi Major Seminary, Onitsha, is a Theological Seminary that prepares candidates for the Catholic priesthood. It admits candidates for the Catholic priesthood who have already obtained at least a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. It trains them in Catholic Theology for four years, during which it prepares them for the priestly life and ministry according to the mind of the Church.
The Seminary was inaugurated as a Regional Seminary on 15 November, 2000 with 91 Theology students drawn from the different Dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Province of Onitsha. Its establishment was the brainchild of the Late Archbishop Albert Kanene Obiefuna (January 30 1930- May 10 2011), the Archbishop Emeritus of Onitsha and the Metropolitan Emeritus of the Ecclesiastical Province of Onitsha (On February 25 1995- September 1 2003).