1) Mathematics will no longer be a mandatory requirement for university admission for students pursuing a diploma or degree in education. This means that in the next KUCCPS placement, the D+ requirement in mathematics rule shall not apply.
2) Those who will not teach Mathematics in secondary schools will not be locked out of education training courses for not passing the subject in high school.
3) Those who will teach nursery schools will not be required to have passed mathematics to gain admission to diploma and degree teaching Courses.
4) KUCCPS is under advisory to use guidelines presented by Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on academic and professional requirements.
5) Admissions to Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) and Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE),the requirements is still KCSE mean Grade C (plain)with a C (plain)in English, Kiswahili, Mathematics and any of the humanities and sciences subjects.
The registration of teachers is done by the Teacher Service Commission (TSC). The authority the TSC has is from the 2010 constitution of Kenya under article 237 which directs it to register a qualified person as a teacher and also review the standards of education and training of the person entering the teaching world.
According to the TSC act of 2012 Section 23(2), any person should not be found teaching in any school whether private or public if he or she is not registered by TSC. Further conditions and procedures are also provided in Teacher service Commission code of regulation 2015 part III.
TEACHER REGISTRATION PROCESS
There is an online platform provided by TSC and registration of teachers is done. This can only be achieved if the person registering as a teacher has all the documents.
If all the necessary documents are available, one is required to visit the TSC website www.teachersonline.go.ke and start the whole application process.
Once application process is completed online, TSC receives the data and starts the vetting of the documents immediately. After the process of vetting is completed the applicant is notified the decision within thirty days from the first day of application.
The applicant is issued with the TSC having having a registration number upon a successful vetting. The teacher is allowed to pick the certificate from the postal address provided during application. Through the online platform, the applicant can check their registration status or the TSC number.
REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AS A TEACHER
For a Kenyan netizen registering as a teacher, he or she must have the following requirements
Must have a certificate of good conduct
Must have a copy of identity card or passport
Must have a copy of KRA pin certificate
Must have in possession at academic and professional certificate from a recognized institution which is relevant.
Dully filled GP 69 medical form
Accompanying the above requirements is payment of registration fee must be made. This is a non-refundable fee of Ksh 1055 made to the TSC through National Bank of Kenya using the account number 0100100090501. Payment can also be done through Mpesa playbill number 625625.
Incase the applicant is a non-citizen, he or she should have the following requirements,
academic and professional certificates and an evidence for registration as a teacher obtained in Kenya or the country of origin
All the academic and professional certificates one has must have been awarded from a well known foreign institution and equated by the relevant public body in Kenya.
A certificate of registration as a teacher or the authority to teaching in the country of origin.
Must have a valid entry or work permit from the department of immigration
Must have a valid certificate of good conduct issued by the relevant law enforcement agency in the country of origin
He or she must also have a valid vetting letter from Ministry of Education pay the compulsory fee of ksh.1055
The above mentioned documents must be certified by either the County Director of TSC or TSC sub-county director.
Current TSC Minimum academic and professional Requirements
a) For certificate:
Minimum of CPE/KCPE together with ECDE certificate from KNEC
Minimum grade D+ at KSCE and ECDE certificate from KNEC
minimum grade D plain at KCSE KNEC proficiency certificate, ECDE certificate from the KNEC diploma
b) For PTE
Minimum grade is C plain in KCSE and above
PTE certificate from KNEC
Mean grade of C- for visually and hearing impaired persons
c) For Diploma in Education
Minimum grade C plus in KSCE and C+ in the two subjects of specialization
At least a C plain in English
C plain in Mathematics for science based courses.
d) For diplomatic in Education for visually and hearing impaired
minimum grade C plain in KCSE and above
At least C minus in English and a C plain in mathematics for science based courses
e) For a bachelors of education
minimum mean grade of C+ and above or its equivalent
C+ plus in two of the subjects of specialization
f) For bachelors of Arts/ science
Minimum grade of C plus in KCSE and above and C plus in the two subject of specialization.
TSC may refuse to register a teacher due to the following reasons according to section 27 of TSC act 2012 if;
the teacher does not possess the prescribed qualifications above
the teacher is not of good moral character.
he or she has been convicted of criminal offence which renders the person unfit to be a teacher.
is engaged in any activities which in the opinion of the commission are prejudicial to peace, good order or good government of Kenya.
suffer from physical or mental infirmity which renders the person incapable to working as a teacher
The commission has the mandate from the TSC code of regulation to issue an applicant with a duplicate certificate if it get lost, destroyed or misplaced.
This is also done online website. Registration fee for the duplicate certificate is Ksh 2055 paid to the same TSC bank account in National Bank of Kenya. This fee is always non -refundable.