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Govt Phases Out 22 Primary Teachers Colleges (PTCs)

Govt Phases Out 22 Primary Teachers Colleges (PTCs)

The government through the Ministry of Education on Friday announced it had resolved to phase out non-core Primary Teachers Colleges (PTCs). These are 22 in total and will now offer alternative programs for their re-purpose in the process.

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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