ICFP is a Marist-run Teachers College that offers an accredited Bachelor of Teaching and is the only tertiary institution outside of the area of the capital Dili.
The ICFP Teachers Training College has been busier than normal in 2018 thanks to the addition of the Licenciatura, a fourth year of study to gain an equivalent to a Bachelor of Education in Australia, as well as the standard 3 year program. This semester the two courses have largely been filled with examinations and presentations, as Semester 1 was more a time for student placements into schools. We are pleased to report that 51 students will graduate from the initial 3 year course on March 2, 2019. The students studying for their 4th year qualification had their examination of their thesis during October and November. 4th year students will also graduate with a Licenciatura next March.
ICFP is committed to providing opportunities for students from rural areas of Timor-Leste to gain qualifications. This diversity is represented across the institute’s cohorts with students coming from many different districts in Timor-Leste. This is critical for the development of the country as the qualified teachers head back to their community ensuring that an increasing number of students across Timor-Leste gain the benefits of being taught by qualified teachers.
ICFP is a major project of the Marist Brothers and of Australian Marist Solidarity and is contributing to the development of one of the poorest countries in Asia. For more information on ICFP Teachers Training College click here.