According to Education Minister Janet Museveni, the phasing out of the institutions followed consultations involving various stakeholders. She also noted that the operationalization of the re-purposed institutions is subject to the availability of financial resources.
Among the affected institutions, one (1) is to be re-purposed to become a senior secondary school. Five (5) as health training institutions. Six (6) as campuses to different public universities. Three (3) as TVET skills training institutions One (1) as TVET Agro-Vet institution. Two (2) as health tutors’ training institutions and four (4) as instructor training institutions.
“You may be wondering what is going to happen since some of the primary Teacher Training Colleges where you studied from your Grade III are among the twenty–two PTCs being phased out. We have agreed to come up with an arrangement that will see those who want to re-take their examinations do so from the remaining 23 core PTCS,” First Lady Janet Museveni stated.
Below is the list of phased-out PTCs
|Name of the PTC||Location||Repurposed Option|
|Jinja Ptc||Jinja||Senior Secondary School|
|Kotido Ptc||Kotido||Campus Of Gulu University|
|Erepi Ptc||Moyo||Campus Of Muni University|
|Paidha Ptc||Zombo||Campus Of Kyambogo University|
|Kabwangasi Ptc||Butebo||Campus Of Busitema University|
|Rukungiri Ptc||Rukungiri||Campus Of Kabale University|
|Canon Lawrence Ptc Bomboro||Lira city||Campus Of Lira University|
|Bundibugyo Ptc||Bundibugyo||Health Training Institution|
|Kisoro Ptc||Kisoro||Health Training Institution|
|Busikho Ptc||Busia||Health Training Institution|
|Kapchorwa Ptc||Kapchorwa||Health Training Institution|
|St Augustine Ptc Butiti||Kyenjojo||Health Training Institution|
|Buhungiro Ptc||Isingiro||Tvet Skills Training Institution|
|Kiyoora Ptc||Ntungamo||Tvet Agro-Vet Institution|
|Rakai Ptc||Kyotera||Tvet Skills Training Institution|
|Kamurasi Ptc||Masindi||Tvet Skills Training Institution|
|Kabukunge Ptc||Kalungu||Instructor Training Institution|
|Kaliro Ptc||Kaliro||Instructor Training Institution|
|Bikungu Ptc||Mitooma||Instructor Training Institution|
|Bwera Ptc||Kasese||Instructor Training Institution|
|St Mary’s Ptc Bukedea||Bukedea||Health Tutor’s Training Institution|
|Christ The King Ptc Gulu||Gulu city||Health Tutor’s Training Institution|
The Minister also urged that the technical team at the ministry ensure no continuing students in the teacher training institutions are affected by the ongoing reforms under the National Teacher Policy 2019.
“So, let the team at the ministry work with Kyambogo University and ensure that we avert any likelihood of continuing students in the teacher training institutions falling through the cracks because of the government reforms,” she remarked during the release of 2021 Grade 3 Teachers’ examination results at the State House in Nakasero.
In addition, she asked Kyambogo University to work closely with key stakeholders. This is for a swift adoption of the National Teacher Policy 2019.
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