All Unemployed P1 teachers to Go Back To TTC in September
Thousands of unemployed P1 teachers will, starting September 2021 join at least one of twenty-four Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) for one year Diploma course. This course is intended to induce them for the changes brought about by the new curriculum.
Sources from the Ministry of Education have revealed that plans have been concluded to advertise the upgrade chances and that will occur any time between June and July this year. Interested persons will be allowed to apply, after which successful applicants will be shortlisted and placed in various government Teacher Training Colleges for the upgrade programme.
The training will take nine months with guaranteed pass for those willing to upgrade starting September 2021 as this will not be a strict regular exam-oriented course but an induction.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) is currently working on the curriculum design for the upgrade programme which will only focus on equipping the teachers with Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) skills since they have already acquired the basic teaching pedagogies.
The resolution was reached after it emerged that no teacher in future will be employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to join the teaching service without a Diploma.
However, the Commission said whatever changes it is planning in the teaching profession will not be instantaneous as the changes are still at debate level.
“Even if changes may come, they will be gradual. For now, the issue is at debate level. No final word yet,” said TSC.