Official; University entry grade for teaching profession raised in preparation for CBC, TSC confirms

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The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has firmly announced that it will not give up its stand regarding the admission requirements for those who wish to join the teaching service.

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The country’s teacher employers revealed that some of the letters written by teachers to the commission contained several spelling mistakes. The Commission’s Director of Quality Assurance and Standards (QAS) Ruben Nthamburi said they want to professionalize the teaching service to match other professions such as law, engineering and medicine; He said that they have already told the universities what kind of teacher they want.

 

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He said the challenge he currently faces is that some teachers cannot communicate effectively, due to which the Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has lowered grades. C (plain) in both English and Maths for all of them. Those who wanted were motivated to strictly implement them. Bachelor’s degree in Education in both Arts and Sciences during recent placements. “You saw in the newspapers when we said that we want the program to be reorganized properly, what happened? Shout out, that this can’t work.

 

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You know change is painful and always resisted. But what we are saying is TSC customer. The teacher’s selector noted to Dr. Nthamburi that he continued: “The challenges we are facing today, if you look at some of the letters being written by teachers, have a lot of spelling mistakes … we want qualified teachers who can communicate. well.”

 

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Dr. Nthamburi, who represented the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Commission, Dr. Nancy Macharia, recently in Naivasha, on CBC sensitization with Dr. Ellis and was for the Senate Committee on Education, chaired by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

 

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In the Address He stressed that in order to professionalize the teaching service and integrate it with other professions, the entry requirements should be strictly followed and in this case there is a need to introduce Professional Development Training Teacher Professional Development (TPD) is need, and then think about how teachers will be remunerated and motivated.

 

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The question is what do we want best for our teachers, for the future of a teacher in the country; 21st century teachers we want a professional teacher, and we are not counting on him, Dr. Nthamburi.

 

Nthamburi said that universities should understand the new areas and emerging issues in education so that they can align their content accordingly, and revealed that they have previously met all the vice-chancellors of the universities and soon they will all join the university.

 

Will go Will meet Vice Chancellor and Faculty Deans will consider how they will align their courses with a policy titled Framework on Entry Requirements in Teaching Services that was prepared by Dr. Nthamburi; and to sensitize the Dean of the University, School of Education on the teacher education framework on the requirements for admission to the teaching service.

 

As per the proposed policy, the Commission seeks to reform (change) the Bachelor of Education programme; Which is one of the most famous and popular programs offered in almost every university in the country, and is replaced with Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Science (BSc) with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGD).

 

The commission was of the view that from September this year, universities should start offering this program which will take three years along with one year for PGD.

 

This means that in the near future, the commission will register and appoint teachers only after successful completion of a professional postgraduate diploma.

 

The proposed policy framework will have an entry grade in BA or BSc, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Mean (KCSE) grade of WB- (minus) and an average grade of C+ in the three teaching subjects.

 

This was a change from the current requirement where the university in its final report allows students in Bachelor of Education programs in two disciplines of specialization with a minimum KCSE mean grade of C+ (Plus) and above or its equivalent C+ (CBC Education Task Force) grant entry recommended that the University Education Commission (CUE) should accelerate the development and review of university programs to align with the proposed three pathways to senior secondary school.

 

Do you think it is a right move by TSC to change the admission grade to teachers entering teaching career? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

 

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