The National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) is a regulatory body established to oversee technical education and training in Tanzania. One of the statutory functions of the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) as stipulated in Section 5(1) (e), 5(1) (j), 11 and 12 (b) of the NACTE Act (No. 9 of 1997), and also National Technical Awards Regulations (GN No. 223 of 5th August 2005) is to “establish and make awards in technical education and training which are consistent in standard and comparable to related awards in Tanzania and internationally”. “Technical Education” in this context means education and training undertaken by students to equip them to play roles requiring higher levels of skill, knowledge and understanding, and in which they take responsibility for their area of specialization.