MOE Joins TSC In the Move To Scrap Education Degree
The ministry of education has joined the teachers’ service commission in proposing the scrapping of Education degree.
CS Magoha said Saturday that the move will enable seamless implementation of the CBC. Speaking in Gem, Siaya County, he expressed confidence that it will also ensure quality in delivery of services and transformation of the education sector.
“Change is the only thing that is constant the world over. This is the right time for scholars to think and decide whether it is the time to do things differently,” he said after commissioning three classrooms at Sagam Mixed Secondary School.
TSC wants Kenyan universities to scrap the B.Ed course by September as part of reforms intended to usher in the competency based curriculum (CBC).
Students who wish to pursue a career in teaching will instead take regular arts or sciences degrees and a one-year post-graduate education diploma to qualify for registration as teachers.
The CS also noted that the first group of diploma teachers to be trained from next month will help in delivery of the CBC which, among others, promotes self-reliance among learners.
Under the new teacher training regime, he said, the diploma will be the minimum requirement for all primary school teachers in the country as the government rolls out plans for quality teaching and learning.
“This will mark an end to training in certificate courses as Teachers Training Colleges will admit applicants who scored Grade C and above in KCSE,” he said.
The proposal by TSC, which is much praised by the ministry of education, has been opposed by univerties, university unions and teacher unions.