Sarah Nawuma, a mentor teacher in NTC Kaliro, shared her views on the new infrastructural developments. “The classrooms are accommodative now and this is helpful in creating learning centres and using ATL techniques. Most of our students live in rural areas where they cannot access this kind of facilities. In the college they get the opportunity to learn more skills, carry out research and improve their learning process.”
Apart from renovating and building education blocks the architectural developments also included the redesigning of sports facilities and the renovation and construction of accommodation facilities. With this the TTE project aims at creating safe learning environments based on the different needs of college staff and students.
Infrastructure has played a big role in stimulating learning especially in the National Teachers’ Colleges (NTCs) where the project is reaching over 7,235 students. The second phase of the project is focusing on pedagogy for NTC Kabale and Mubende, while NTC Muni and Kaliro pays special attention to accommodation for students and teachers.
Construction design is underway in order to start construction by the end of 2018. The works should be completed by early 2020. Finally, the project is also setting up an infrastructural maintenance programme for all NTCs including NTC Unyama which got infrastructure support from other donors.