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

 

The country’s teacher employer revealed that some letters written by teachers to the commission contained spelling mistakes.

 

 

Dr. Ruben Nthamburi, director of the Commission’s Quality Assurance and Standards (QAS), 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.

 

He said that the challenge facing him at present is that some teachers cannot communicate effectively, due to which the Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has reduced Grade C (Plain) in both English and Mathematics for all of them.

 

Motivated to strictly enforce those who wanted to. Bachelor’s degree in Education in both Arts and Sciences during recent placements. “You saw in the newspapers when we said we wanted the  program to be properly reorganized, what happened? Shout out, that this can’t work. You know change is painful and always resisted. But what we’re saying is TSC is the customer. The teacher’s picker noted Dr. Nthamburi

 

He went on to say that: “The challenges we face today, if you look at some of the letters being written by teachers, there are a lot of spelling mistakes in them… We want qualified teachers who can communicate well. ”

 

 

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

 

He stressed that in order to professionalize the teaching service and match it with other professions, the entry requirements must be strictly observed and adhered to, in this case the need to introduce Professional Development Training Teacher Professional Development (TPD). need, and then think about how teachers will be remunerated and motivated.

 

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

 

Dr. 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 meet Vice Chancellor and Faculty. Deans will consider how they will align their courses

 

 

Some universities have gone very fast, they have started linking their degree courses with CBC,” said Dr Nthamburi.

 

Recently, a battle for supremacy between TSC and universities has emerged over who controls the university program, with a proposed policy for reviewing TSC’s standards of education and training.

 

 

Policy titled Framework on Entry Requirements in Teaching Services which 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 revamp (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 replace it with a 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 employ teachers only after successful completion of a professional postgraduate diploma.

 

 

As per the proposed policy framework the entry grade in BA or BSc, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean  (KCSE) grade of w B- (minus) and  in three teaching subjects will be a  mean grade of C+.

 

 

This was a change from the current requirement where universities admit students to Bachelor of Education programs in two subjects of specialization with a minimum KCSE mean grade of C+ (Plus) and above or its equivalent C+ (Plus).

 

 

 

The CBC Education Task Force, in its final report, 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 this is a right step by TSC to change the entry grade to Teachers entering the teaching careers? Share your thoughts below

 

 

 


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9 Comments
  1. MN says

    Nobody wants to be a teacher our children don’t want be teachers citing the sufferings encountered by their fathers and mothers brothers and sisters

  2. Mr. Geoffrey says

    No. TSC should allow the universities to continue offering B.Ed degree with the minimum grade of C+ and at least C+ in two teaching subjects.

  3. Catherine says

    Hi you hardly talk anything about DETE and how they can upgrade, are they not part of TSC at all. Concerned parent.

  4. Wang says

    How can teaching match with other profession s like law while you taking C plain to undergo that course,en law taking A plain….it can’t match.Accept its your mistake…
    Those are the result’s of the quality of grade u admiting

  5. Wang says

    If you want teachers to match other profession’s like law…then admit A,A-,B+ students to do teaching in Universities, u will never complain,but inasmuchas you admitting C plain in teaching,it will never match

    1. Purity kathambi says

      TSC is just doing mistreatments to teachers of kenya.changing the entry grade is just adding salt to a bleeding wound.The teachers already furthered their studies and TSC has never promoted them.Other sectors are promoted upon completion of even a minor course.How does tsc expect teachers to waste the peanuts they earn to study degrees and Masters and leave these papers lying in the house to do more studies??????? This is an insult of the highest degree.changing the grade or not changing Kenya won’t get enough teachers in the near future.children are not ready to take the career since the practising teachers are getting misused.

  6. Eng Bwibo M. Wycliffe says

    There is no degree that lasts for three years for your information. So when you suggest that a teacher take three years studying BA or Bsc it’s out of place. That is a diploma course.

  7. Purity kathambi says

    TSC is just doing mistreatments to teachers of kenya.changing the entry grade is just adding salt to a bleeding wound.The teachers already furthered their studies and TSC has never promoted them.Other sectors are promoted upon completion of even a minor course.How does tsc expect teachers to waste the peanuts they earn to study degrees and Masters and leave these papers lying in the house to do more studies??????? This is an insult of the highest degree.changing the grade or not changing Kenya won’t get enough teachers in the near future.children are not ready to take the career since the practising teachers are getting misused.

  8. Jonathan says

    The problem is not the training but rather that cost of 6k is way too much. Majority of the teachers in the lower job groups cannot afford because the deductions have grown high starting from pay as you earn,NHIF,AON,Provident fund ,union fee and now 6k for TPD .