Our Values

The values  governing College of Education and Applied Science (FTC)  development will include the  following, to;

  • operate as a government-sub vented, self-financing and non-profit making institution
  • recognize the importance of sustainable and affordable high-quality programmes and courses at a variety of levels to meet the needs of life long learners.
  • believe  that Teacher Training should  be made  available  to all those  aspiring to it
  • Value the appropriate use of information and communication technologies to support learning.


Freetown Teachers College is a bimodal  institution, offering the  regular college based  face• to-face  learning and  Distance  Learning programmes.  The  Distance  Learning Programme was  introduced  in  2001  as  a  result  of the  high  number  of untrained and  unqualified teachers in the primary schools nationwide with the Teachers Certificate (TC) course.

In  2011/2012  academic  year, the  Distance  Programme expanded  to  include the  Higher Teachers Certificate (Primary and Secondary) courses.  Freetown Teachers College is operating  the  Distance  Learning  Programmes  at seven  centres,  namely  Kono,  Kambia, Kailahun, Moyamba, Mattru Jong, Pujehun and Freetown as the main centre.

Objectives of the programme are to:

  • Train untrained and unqualified teachers already teaching in the primary school
  • Provide  an   opportunity    for    untrained   and   unqualified    teachers   to   become professional teachers.
  • Take education and professional qualification to the door steps of the teachers
  • Provide professional qualification to teachers at affordable cost.

The  Government  of Sierra  Leone  greatly  supports  the  Distance  Education  Programme. Other partners like Plan International, Commonwealth of Learning, and the  International Rescue  Committee  all  focused  on  the  training   of tutors  for  developing   and  writing  of Distance   Education  Modules.  The   United   Nations   Children’s   Fund   supports   the development of Emerging Issues and Child- Centred Teaching Techniques  while the Commonwealth of Learning supported the development of Distance Education modules  for the Higher Teachers Certificate Primary level and the International Rescue Committee supported the development of modules for Higher Teachers Certificate Secondary (JSS).