Education ministry invites applications for upgrading P1 and ECDE Certificates To Diploma

Education ministry invites applications for upgrading P1 and ECDE Certificates To Diploma

The ministry of education has opened windows for applicants who hold early childhood development education (ECDE) and primary teacher education (PTE) certificate to upgraded to diploma in early childhood teacher education (DECTE) and diploma in primary teacher education (DIPTE) respectively in teacher training colleges.

All applicants who wish to be considered for admission in diploma in early childhood teacher education and diploma in primary teacher education in TTCs are therefore invited to apply.

The targeted group in the first phase of applications which ends on 13th August are trained teachers holding ECDE or PTE certificates and not yet employed by TSC, who will be enrolled for a full-time programme. A school-based upgrading programme is being organized for teachers who are already in service and will start once the school calendar normalizes.

To apply, download the application forms from www.education.go.ke . Alternatively, the forms can be obtained from the county director of education offices countrywide.

Duly filled forms should be submitted to the sub-county director of education offices before 13th August 2021. Those with special needs are encouraged to apply.

Entry requirements for upgrading to diploma in early childhood education

  1. The applicant must possess a valid ECDE certificate
  2. The applicant must be registered by the teachers’ service commission
  3. The duration of the course shall be 1890 hours
  4. The course shall be fully residential
  5. The trainee shall take courses specified in the upgrading programme of diploma in early childhood teacher education (DECTE)
  6. The trainees shall undertake a teaching PRACTICUM OF 300 hours

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7. To be awarded the diploma, the trainee must complete the required hours of course work and pass the stipulated assessment by the Kenya national examinations council, KNEC.

8. The applicant shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behavior.

Entry requirements for upgrading to diploma in Primary Teacher education

  1. The applicant must possess a valid PTE certificate
  2. The applicant must be registered by the teachers’ service commission
  3. The duration of the Couse shall be 1500 hours
  4. The course shall be fully residential
  5. The trainee shall take courses specified in the upgrading programme of diploma in diploma in Primary teacher education (DECTE)
  6. The trainees shall undertake a teaching practicum of 300 hours
  7. To be awarded the diploma, the trainee must complete the required hours of course work and pass the stipulated assessment by the Kenya national examinations council, KNEC.
  8. The applicant shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behavior.

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