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ABOUT ARUSHA TEACHERS' COLLEGE
The Institution was established in July 2006 and was full registered by the Ministry of Education and Vocation Training in March 2007 with registration number CU 71. In November 2013 the college was full registered under the National Council for Technical Education – NACTE. (TLF/008)
The College is in Arusha City, along the highway Arusha – Moshi road at Kambi ya Chupa Madukani towards Tengeru, 100 meters from the road. Thus it is located in Arusha City which is the Northern Tanzania’s centre of Agriculture, Commerce, Trade, and Tourism.
Arusha City is also the Head Quarter of the East Africa Community and is the Central point in Africa between Cape Town and Cairo. It is surrounded by famous mountains such as Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. In addition, it is the door to the world’s great wildlife refuges including Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Tarangire. All these make the location of the College an ideal place for education, visits and recreation.
The responsibilities of Arusha Teachers’ College at the time of its inception July 2006 was to train academic and professional qualified primary school teachers for two years and were awarded Grade IIIA Teacher Certificate Education (GATCE) in May, 2008. In July 2009 the College added the registration of student teachers in Diploma in Secondary Education Examination (DSEE) program. Now the college has begun to offer Ordinary Diploma in Primary Education under NACTE central admission system.
Thus, the College’s operations for NECTA programs have become a rolling ball in which the academic year starts in July and ends in June each year. Processes of advertisement begin in March and admission of new students is done in July-September each year. Student who successfully complete their courses graduate in May each year. Operations for NACTE courses are flexible but must fulfill requirements of 17 weeks per semester.
Teaching/Learning process at Arusha Teachers’ College is accompanied with exercises, tests, assessment and terminal/annual examinations. Also each student – teacher should go for six weeks Block Teaching Practice (BTP) in the second term while in the first year of study; and other six weeks of BTP in the first term in the second year of study.
Therefore, Arusha Teachers’ College takes pride in high employability of her graduates by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and the appreciations expressed by individual schools where ex-student from the college are working. As the Prospectus describes the main features of the college in line with the customers and stakeholder’s interest, it also advocates striving higher to excellent quality and relevance of the college academic programmes, and seeking continuously to upgrade support to her students.
Finally, the prospectus also gives important information on the basic requirements, procedures and regulations to be met for one to get admission and graduate at the College Course programmes, Course duration and Other necessary information. However offering NECTA courses will come to an end in May, 2016
1.2 Mode of Functioning
Arusha Teachers’ College is meanwhile operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MOEVT) and the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) in a collaboration with Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE), and the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) responsibilities is to oversee the quality of education. The Ministry guides the education policy; the NECTA Evaluates the educational programmes and the TIE designs and develops the education curricula. Now all these institutions become a unit in supervising education in Tanzania in different dimensions.
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