The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) is a body corporate established to oversee and coordinate provision of technical education and training in Tanzania. The key issues that NACTE is required to address include, to: (a) Ensure overall coordination of technical education and training; (b) Establish a national system of awards; (c) Ensure the relevance of technical education and training to labour market demand; (d) Institute systems of quality control and quality assurance in technical education and training; (e) Register and accredit both public and private technical education and training institutions capable of delivering courses; (f) Register technical teachers in order to audit their qualification; and (g) Establish a central database on technical education and training, which will serve as a source of the information needed by the Government for strategic development of technical education and training. All academic programmes at College of Business Education (CBE) are accredited by NACTE.

History of CBE

The COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION (CBE) was established in 1965 by the Act of the Parliament. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION Act No. 31 of 1965. His Excellency, J.K. Nyerere, the first President of the United Republic of Tanzania officially opened the new College in January 1965. The College was officially named the “College of Business Education” (CBE). The said Act of Parliament gives the College its legal status as an autonomous institution with its Governing Body. The College shall be governed and administered in accordance with the provisions of this Act.


The origin of the College of Business Education (CBE) is closely linked to the history of the Nation itself.

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