Who We Are?

The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) was established by Act of Parliament Cap. 129 to oversee and coordinate the provision of technical education and training in Tanzania. Technical education and training in this context is defined as:

Education and training undertaken by students to equip them to play roles requiring higher levels of skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes/ethics and in which they take responsibility for their areas of specialization.

This scope of NACTE covers all tertiary education and training institutions other than universities and their affiliated colleges, delivering courses at technician, semiprofessional and professional levels leading to awards of certificates, diplomas degrees and other related awards.
The mandate of the National Council for Technical Education as derived from Cap. 129 is three fold and may be summarized as below:

  • Regulatory Function: to establish the regulatory framework for technical education and training, leading to quality assured qualifications;
  • Quality Assurance Function: to assist technical institutions to improve and maintain the quality of the education they provide and to ensure that their programmes meet labour market demand, by guiding and monitoring their adherence to the regulatory framework; and
  • Advisory Function:to advise both Government and technical institutions on the strategic development of technical education and training can be made.

These three aspects are interrelated and together make up the core functions of NACTE; a process leading to quality assured qualifications in technical education and training in our country.
Vision
To establish a well-organized efficient and effective system of national qualifications and excellence in the delivery of technical education and training, and the resulting output.
Mission
To establish and operationalise policies, regulations and procedures for setting and maintaining standards and quality of technical education and training and advising the Government on the strategic development of the sector.
Basic Objectives
The mission statement is translated into the following three basic objectives:

  • To establish and operationalise policies, regulations and procedures for setting and maintaining standards and quality of technical education and training;
  • To assist technical institutions to achieve and maintain high quality of education and training; and
  • To advise the Government on the strategic development of technical education and training.

Guiding Theme of NACTE
The guiding theme for the National Council for Technical Education is

Striving for world class excellence in technical education and training

Core Values
NACTE’s employees are guided by the following core values:

  • Upholding professional standards and moral ethics;
  • Ensuring stakeholders participation in NACTE operations;
  • Commitment and self-motivation towards achieving NACTE’s goals;
  • Objectivity, transparency and public accountability;
  • Social responsibility; and
  • Judicious application of ICT.