WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I wish to take this opportunity to sincerely welcome you to our college website page with the following introductory remarks. This website is an endeavor and a platform for both prospective students and continuing students. It is for prospective students to understand the institution better and for continuing students to share and access critical information.
Education is key to the development of human capital and increasing the skills and knowledge of an individual. His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio’s New Direction Agenda has reiterated the importance of human capital development and the government has provided massive support to higher education and training.
To this end, the vision of MMCET is to become a premier institution that promotes academic achievement and excellence in teacher training in support of the free quality education, development of the middle-level manpower in the scarce technical and vocational disciplines, applied research, consultancy and community service.
A premier institution in Teacher/Technical/Vocational Education and Training and Research improving continually on the capacity of its trainees and other participants.
To provide higher education and training and to embody the aspirations of the Sierra Leone people and the community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission, and utilization of knowledge..
Monday – Friday 8.00 – 17.00Saturday 9.30 – 17.30
The Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) started as a Teacher Training Department (TTD) at Fourah Bay College, Mount Aureol. The Programme of the TTD was to train teachers for primary schools. The qualification gained by the trainees was the Teachers Certificate (TC).
In 1960 Government decided to move the TTD from Fourah Bay College and established it as a separate college at the Old Military Barracks at Tower Hill. The new college was called Freetown Training College for Teachers whilst at the same time a new site was being developed for the college at Goderich with funds provided by ODA. In September 1963, the new buildings were formally opened by the Governor–General, Sir Henry Lightfoot Boston.
The new college was named Milton Margai Teachers College (MMTC) after the first Prime Minister of Sierra Leone, Sir, Milton Margai. He himself was present at the opening ceremony. In the early years of its existence, the college offered Teacher’s Certificate and Teacher’s Advance Certificate (TAC) courses. The courses offered included Christian Religious Education, English, French, Arts and Craft, Home Economics, Music and Sciences, including Rural Science.