Tengeru Institute of Community Development Almanac

WORD FROM THE RECTOR
It is great inclination and appreciation that I affectionately welcome first year students, second year students, and third year students for the academic year 2018/2019. Your decision to join or continue with our institute is a clear authentication of the credence and confidence you have bequeathed upon us in guiding your career lane. I want to assure you that you have joined the leading base of learning. Undeniably, our Institute has been and continues to lead the way in the offering of the Community Development trainings. In fact, we are the pioneer and architecture in the field of Community Development in East Africa sub-region. Currently, we are offering trainings of Basic Technician Certificate, Technician Certificate, Ordinary Diploma, Bachelor and Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development. We also offer bachelor programmes of Participatory Project Planning and Management and Gender and Community Development. The initiation and growth of this Institute is entwined with the independence of our country. Last year the Institute commemorated 50 years anniversary. The week-long event was used to take stock and reflect the journey the Institute has travelled ever since its inception. Needless to say, the Institute is extremely proud of the achievements that spans over the period of five decades. Moreover, the year 2017 is also very momentous to the history of the Institute. The year witnessed the transformation of Community Development Training Institute-Tengeru into Tengeru Institute of Community Development. The transformation was effected under s. 6 of the National Council for Technical Education Act, 1997. Acting under the aforementioned law, the Minister for Education and Vocational Training declared the Institute as an autonomous institution. Consequently; Tengeru Institute of Community Development (Establishment) Order was published in Government Gazette No. 9 of 25/01/2013. The establishment Order was operationalized by Parliamentary Resolution No. 1 of 2014 as required by s. 6 (3) of the National Council for Technical Education Act, 1997. In a plain language, the Institute is now established by law as a body corporate. Significantly, these changes are expected to further reinforce the Institute capacity to deliver quality trainings. Furthermore, the changes are catalyst to strengthen our strategies to ensure that we continue to produce quality community development practitioners.

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