The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) is a statutory body established under the National Council for Technical Education Act, Cap. 129 to oversee and coordinate the provision of technical education and training in Tanzania. The Act requires training providers to be registered, accredited and have their curricula approved by the Council prior to offering any programme.
The Council regularly conducts academic quality audit to technical institutions to assess their compliance with NACTE academic quality standards in delivering the training programmes. As per Registration and Accreditation Regulations of 2001, non-compliance with any NACTE requirement is an offence. The regulations stipulate the actions to be taken for each offence.Based on findings of the audit, the Council is empowered to take actions against non-compliant institutions.
The Council is hereby informing the public that the academic audit exercise conducted from July to September 2017 involved 458 registered technical institutions (including 112 teachers colleges and 7 institutions which were not operational), out of which 426 met the minimum acceptable standards while 32 were found to have deficiencies. The Council has taken various actions against the 32 technical institutions with deficiencies as follows: