Kibuli Core Primary Teachers College

To provide quality education for the production of an all-round teacher for the benefit of the Ugandan child


To rear teachers capable of handling and educating the young generation for better living and nurturing good citizens

Kibuli PTC’s long strides

Kibuli Core Primary Teachers College was established in 1935 at Kasawo, Mukono district as a vernacular school producing Grade I teachers. In 1952 it was shifted to the Kibuli Campus to occupy land donated by the late Prince Badru Kakungulu.The expansion process started with the construction of the principal's office and an additional classroom block in the early 1960s. In 1974 a new blackboard room was completed. New staff houses, a hostel and classes were embarked on in 1978 but the project was stalled up to 1986-87 due to political problems. 

Later on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia funded the completion of this project that comprisea a 10 house tutors flat, a 10 room classroom block an administration block and a 20 room double storied girls hostel. In 2006 a six classroom double storied block was constructed by the Ministry of Education and Sports using the science facilitation grant funds. It houses the library, the science laboratory, the resource center and three classrooms.

In 2001, the college was granted a core status. Thus it is mandated to run both in-service (outreach) and pre-service (fulltime) teacher education training. The outreach program is run through 13 coordinating centers. 

In order to add value to the pre service students the college runs a computer programme and tailoring programme which all students must undergo.  The other objective is to prepare teachers capable of teaching in primary schools with special ones for the infant and others for the upper classes throughout Uganda.

Kamya said the local community uses the college building for meetings, wedding parties and the play- ground for games. The Islamic University in Uganda Kampala Campus uses the college classrooms for their weekend, evening and holiday classes. 

Kyambogo University uses the premises for running diploma programs. A secondary school also uses the college premises through a program called the Kakungulu Memorial School Project. The college has 33 staff members, 15 men and 18 women. Tutors patronize and supervise clubs, they supervise the evening classes. Housemasters supervise games, cleanliness and sports. Video recorded model lessons are shown to students before each supervised teaching practice.