WELCOME TO PRESBYTERIAN TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGE ( P.T.T.C ) MBENGWIThis great institution is owned and run by the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon.The moderator of P.C.C is the proprietor. The school is located in Mbengwi town which is the capital of Momo Division.
The recent spotlight on P.T.T.C. quality should help ensure a better education for all students in that 1. Students Want to be There
Presbyterian Teacher Training College have a warm climate. Students feel welcome and know that the staff cares about them. Although there is pressure to perform, it comes in a way that promotes learning, with an expectation that students will excel and the support is provided to make it happen.
2. Highest Expectations For the College, Teachers and Students
Only the best is good enough. Quality is expected, and nothing less is acceptable. Passion for excellence is a driving force each and every day. Presbyterian Teacher Training College has an involved staff working together, pushing themselves and their students to be the best. Failure is not an option for the teacher or the students.
3. Dedicated Teachers
The best teachers work to improve their ability to teach. They read and explore the techniques used by others in a never-ending effort to better themselves and their skill. Effective teaching demands that the teacher be knowledgeable in the subject area. The teachers must have a detailed understanding of what is being taught.
4. Effective Discipline
Discipline should not be an issue. Students must respect others and failure to do so cannot be tolerated. Students must understand school and class rules and expectations, and adhere to them. When discipline is necessary, it is not vindictive, but just a consequence when a student does not do what is required.
5. There is a Variety of Instructional Techniques
No two classes, or two students are identical. An effective school like Presbyterian Teacher Training College has teachers that understand this and differ instruction to best help students be the successful. Key concepts are presented in ways to enable visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners grasp it. Students are actively involved in learning with a variety of opportunities to grasp key concepts.
Academic performance is important, but it is not the only measure of student success. In the area of student engagement, findings from Presbyterian Teacher Training College consistently show the value of small classes. Students talk and participate more in smaller classes. They are much more likely to interact with the teacher rather than listen passively during class. Not surprisingly, students describe themselves as having better relationships with their teachers in smaller classes and evaluate both these classes and their teachers more positively than do their peers in larger classes. Students display less disruptive behavior in small classes, and teachers spend less time on discipline, leaving more time for instruction. Specifically, teachers in smaller classes can diagnose and track student learning and differentiate instruction in response to student needs. In smaller classes students spend less time off-task or disengaged from the work of the class, and they have greater access to technology. Research also suggests that smaller class sizes can help students develop greater ability to adapt to intellectual and educational challenges and thereby increase academic perfomance. Prebyterian Teacher Trainng College have had impressive academic performance results for the past four years.
1. LACK OF CAMPUS FULL SERVICE HEALTH CENTER: P.T.T.C Campus does not have a campus health center dedicated to handle serious health issues with students. The school has only one dispensary with a state registered nurse who carries out consultations making it difficult for the students who might be seriously sick and lack the services of a school health doctor in the Campus. Only serious cases of students who have serious illnesses are tranported or referred to Presbyterian Hospital at Acha Tugi and Mbengwi district Hospital for treatment.
2. INFRASTRUCTURE: infrastructure challenges facing education in P.T.T.C Mbengwi are:
-. The Residential Student Service Programs need to ensure that all students are guaranteed quality housing. Reports that the impending increase in the size of the student body might lead to a scarcity in campus housing is just unacceptable. The school administrators need to come up with an urgent and permanent solution to handle an increase in student occupancy more especially with the boys. Priority should be given to freshmen instead of second-year students or upperclassmen, like it currently does. Freshmen are often new to campus and don’t have the time or experience to explore off-campus housing options and should be given every chance possible to live on campus if they choose. Many P.T.T.C students are currently living in overcrowded dorm spaces due to gross shortage of dormitories. The students most affected are the boys.