Upgrading Program For Unemployed Teachers To begin Today-This Fee Structure is Inconsiderate
Thousands of unemployed teachers will take their places next month to study a nine-month Diploma upgrade course in line with Ministry of Education directive.
The ministry of education has instructed the Principals of Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) to submit Returns on reporting status of students by Thursday 7th October 2021. The County Directors of Education (CDEs) have also been instructed to submit uncollected calling letters on the same day.
A meeting held last month by the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), and the ministry of education discussed that all P1 and ECDE teachers will undergo a nine-month Diploma upgrade course to get acquainted with the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) teaching methods.
However only unemployed P1 and ECDE teachers will be the first cohorts of the program which kicks off today.
“All teachers who are in service with Teacher Service Commission (TSC), County Governments and Private Schools will be expected to start the blended upgrade program when the school calendar normalizes having been disrupted by COVID-19 Pandemic,” said PS Julius Juan.
Teachers will cater for their own fees and accommodation. Push to have government finance for the programme has been in vain.
The duration of the Course shall be 1890 Hours for ECDE teachers andm1500 Hours for PTE teachers. The teacher trainees shall also undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours.
Ministry said for one to be awarded the Diploma, the trainee must complete the required hours for Course Work and pass the stipulated assessment by the Kenya National Examination Council.t
Each candidate applying for the Diploma upgrade is required to present original and copies of the documents stated below.
- A valid copy of PTE/ECDE certificate
- Certificate of registration by Teachers Service Commission (for those who graduated before
- A certified copy of Identity Card (both sides)
- A certified copy of College Leaving Certificate.
- A certified copy of Co-curricular Activity Certificate obtained (if any).
- KCSE certificate
- 2 recent passport size photographs
- A letter as evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behavior
- Evidence of fee payment