KTC has Corporate Committees focused on buildings and corporate matters, and Academic committees focused on academic matters.
Vision, Mission and Planning
KTC is recognized in the Pacific region as an institution with excellence in teacher training and professional development.
A recognized institution delivering high quality, inclusive and sustainable teacher training and professional development programs. KTC’s programs are grounded in good leadership and governance with supportive student services. The courses model effective teaching pedagogies which nurture 21st century classroom teachers and futures-oriented and productive Kiribati citizens
1 KTC provides quality and inclusive education for Kiribati students, and students from neighbouring Pacific Islands (Tuvalu, Nauru, Marshalls)
- KTC Pre-service program qualifications are accredited to Bachelor level within seven years
- KTC provides various pathways for teachers to upgrade to Bachelor level within seven years
4.At least 20% of lecturers have a Masters’ degree within seven years.
- Within two years, KTC IT and digital technologies are current, easily accessible and appropriate for 21st century teachers.
6. Facilities (such as students accommodation, administration and staff offices, and classrooms), and learning resources are upgraded and operational within the next five years
KTC strategic plan
Hence KTC’s strategic plan operates within the MoE Goals 1, 2 and 4:
Standards relate to
- Vision and mission statements that reflect its goals and objectives
- Recruitment, selection and continuing professional development of its personnel
- Adequate resources
- An internal quality assurance system that builds a culture of quality
- Procedures for the design, development, delivery, assessment and review of its programmes
Various policies guide the operations of KTC, with additional information available by clicking on the relevant link
- Established in 1953 by Govt of Gilbert and Ellice (now Kiribati and Tuvalu governments)
- Originally known as Tarawa Teachers’ College (TTC), with less than 10 trainees (4Males, 5 Females)
- Training at King George V (KGV) secondary; accommodation at school or lecturer homes
- 1957: Two Kiribati Housing Corporation properties converted into classrooms while new TTC campus built; officially opened in late 1958
Programs of Study and Student enrolments
- Initially, two -year certificate for Primary school (Teacher Grade Four), with additional one year upgrade program from late 1960s: Certificate in Primary Teaching (Teacher Grade Three)
- In late 1960, the Catholic Teacher Training Centre (CTTC) merged with TTC increasing the numbers to over thirty
- Junior Secondary program for 10 trainees initially from 1997 (following 1993-1995 establishment of three JSS schools on South Tarawa, plus one northern island, one southern island)
- Diploma in Primary Teaching from 2000 for preservice trainees (replacing Certificate),
- Diploma in JSS Teaching commenced in 2008
- Advanced Diploma in Teaching (Primary) (JSS) from 2019, with 30 of previous Diploma group undertaking additional studies for Advanced Diploma (and 14 of the pre 2019 enrolled cohort graduating with Diploma)
- The first cohort of 29 Advanced Diploma students graduated in 2020, representing graduates since program commencement
- Current 2021 student enrolments are:
Advanced Diploma Teaching Primary Pre-Service and Advanced Diploma Teaching Junior Secondary Schools (JSS)
- Since 2018, gradual introduction of other programs of study for experienced teachers, school leaders and lecturing staff at request of MoE and with commencement of teacher registration setting minimum requirement as Advanced Diploma (for primary and JSS), and Bachelor/Teaching Certificate for Senior Secondary teachers, with Advanced Diploma in Teaching In-service, Advanced Diploma in School Leadership, Advanced Diploma in Teaching Tertiary and Graduate Certificate in Teaching (Senior Secondary). One person has graduated from the Advanced Diploma in School Leadership.
- Early establishment staffing involved expatriate staff with Bachelor level qualifications, and a few local staff with Certificate in Education
- 1990s generally involved around thirty staff, out of which were 20 lecturers mostly with Primary Certificate or Diploma in Primary Teaching qualifications and a few with Bachelor’s Degree qualifications
- During 2000 onwards, with the introduction of Diploma in Primary Teaching and then Diploma in JSS Teaching, there has been an increase in the number of lecturers and their qualifications, initially in 2000 with around staff, mostly with Bachelor’s level qualifications, and continue increasing in 2008 with 38 staff, with qualifications
- From 2018 with the Advanced Diploma programs, there has been an increase in staff with 43 staff in 2021, out of which there are 26 lecturers, mostly with Bachelor’s degree qualifications, a few with Post Graduate and Master in Education
- From initial buildings and campus, significant work has occurred including the construction of new classrooms in early 1970s, new residential buildings in 1986 to 1987, replacing the old double storey dormitory built in late 1960s
- A new staff room was constructed in 2012, the Learning Hub in 2019 and a new eight-unit classroom and lecture rooms in 2020.
KTC’s Learning Hub facilities include computer lab, conference room and students lounge which generally must be booked via firstname.lastname@example.org. This means that in order to book your room, you are required to send an email to email@example.com with details (reason, group name, and time) of your booking. Bookings should be made in advance, 24 hours or more ahead.
Learning Hub Opening Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri opens from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesdays opens from 8:00 am to 4: 00 pm
Saturdays Opens from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Terms and Conditions
⦁ Rooms may be booked Mon-Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-4pm; they are available on a first-come, first-served basis during all other times
⦁ If you are more than 10 minutes late to your reservation, your room can be given to someone else
⦁ Thank you for vacating promptly if there is a reservation immediately following yours
⦁ If you do not have a reservation, you must vacate the room if someone with reservations arrives
⦁ Users must return all furniture, books and other items to their original locations
⦁ No indoor furniture may be taken outside
⦁ Please speak in English at all times
⦁ No eating and drinking