About King’ori Teachers College

King’ori Teachers College (KTC) is a co-educational teacher training college offering teachers education at Certificate and Diploma level. The college is fully registered and accredited by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) as well as the National Council for Technical Education.

Situated on the slopes of Mt. Meru in Arusha region, KTC welcomes all qualified students from all parts of the country and from all around the globe. In addition to qualifications, the students must be willing and have the vocation to become teachers.

Here at KTC, we receive day students from the region (Arusha) and provide hostel services for students living outside Arusha. We aim to prepare highly qualified teachers for primary and secondary schools. We strongly believe that the transformation of education in Tanzania has to start with the transformation of teachers at lower levels.

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Our History

King’ori Teachers College (KTC) was founded in October 2011, on the slopes of Mt. Meru, in Arusha region. Esupat, the founder, gained her teaching qualifications at the age of 22 and realized that there is a high demand for teachers in her country, Tanzania.

The college gained full registration in October 2011, and as stated earlier, with an enrollment of four (4) students: three (3) girls and one (1) boy for the academic year 2011/2012. The next academic year KTC registered 30 students, with a 100% pass rate and teaching positions offered by the government in public schools. In the 2013/2014 academic year, the college introduced a funding scheme of providing fully funded education to marginalized students. With an enrollment of sixty (60) students, twenty (20) students were fully sponsored. The scheme was mostly funded by the founder, through personal savings and bank loans, which she would pay off with her income. The passion to do this was motivated by the challenges she faced as a teacher in both public and private schools.

Throughout the course of her career, she would teach up to five different subjects during one academic year. This, due to the lack of teachers. These challenges then motivated her to establish a teacher’s college while she was still working as a teacher herself. It is against this background that King’ori Teachers College started with four (4) student teachers, two (2) academic staff, and two (2) non-academic staff. Through support from different stakeholders, including Esupat’s parents who supported with a piece of land, the college started off with two classes and built momentum henceforth.

The college’s journey continued into 2015 to 2018, where the government introduced new requirements for primary school teachers to upgrade their qualifications from certificate to diploma level. KTC was among the selected colleges appointed with the task, and 100 primary school teachers, 34 student teachers, and 56 practicing teachers have been trained so far.

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  • Our Vision.

    Transforming the status of Tanzania education through quality education and professionalism.

  • Our Mission.

    Focusing on professional strategic objectives to provide quality education which in turn will transform the quality of education in Tanzania.

  • Our Values.

    Unequivocal Trust and Integrity, rooted in Transparent implementation, Standardization Harmony and Simplification.