Policy and Institutional Development

Institutional Reform

Strengthening the teacher education sector through better coordination, research and policy between national institutions responsible for Pre-tertiary teacher education.


  • Colleges of Education (CoEs) are, by the Colleges of Education Act (Act 847), tertiary institutions. However, it is recognised that most of them do not yet meet the criteria for tertiary status and they need greater sector support on the road to becoming 'centres of excellence'
  • Leadership from NCTE in supporting improved teacher education could be stronger.
  • There is a need for an improved link between teacher assessment and training. 
  • Weak coherence between teacher education and in-service work means teachers are not prepared to deliver high quality teaching in the classroom.


T-TEL is working with government and national education institutions to enhance the effectiveness and coordination of the teacher education sector, supporting and clarifying functional responsibilities, guidance and policy and building capacity in key institutions.

We will support Colleges transition through the steps towards accreditation as tertiary institutions through a roadmap process. This will improve the operating and policy context for Colleges of Education, allowing them to function optimally, achieve full tertiary status and provide an effective environment for producing high quality teachers prepared to excel in the classroom.

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