Bonga College of Teacher education is located in the south west of Ethiopia Particularly in Kafa Zone. Kafa is one of the Zones of SNNPR bordering Bench Maji Zone, Sheka Zone, Dawuro and Oromia. Kafa is the home land of Coffee Arabica. Coffee Arabica was first discovered in a particular place in Kafa Zone Called Makira.
The Current Bonga CTE was established in 1998 as a teacher Education Institute (Bonga TTI) with the aim of training teachers for primary school at Certificate level. Bonga TTI upgraded to College level in 2004. Since its establishment Bonga TTI, now Bonga CTE Played a Significant role in producing teachers in different fields of study.
Bonga CTE now has different ongoing programs in different modalities; Linear, Generalist and specialist modalities. Generalist teachers are those who are prepared to teach in lower primary whereas specialist teachers are those who are trained to teach specialized subjects