The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is the only commission in Kenya that is responsible for the recruitment, promotion and remuneration of teachers.
The Commission, which is currently headed by Dr. Nancy Macharia as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is also mandated to train teachers in relevant training to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge in the teaching profession.
TSC is scheduled to re-train teachers for Post Graduate Diploma for refresher courses. A total of 340,000 teachers are expected to be trained.
All teachers registered by TSC will be expected to take modular training courses in selected institutes as disclosed by Teachers Service Commission.
The training which is expected to take place during the holidays will be offered by Kenyatta University, Mount Kenya University and Riara Universities in addition to Kenya Institute of Education Management (KEMI).
This is to ensure that all teachers are Competency Based Compliance (CBC) to ensure that relevant content is provided to the learners.
It was agreed that all teachers will be required to pay Sh6,000 each year for five years to complete the course. Therefore the total cost for training will be 30,000 shillings for completion of the training.
The TSC boss in a statement said ,“Professional development is critical in that teachers keep abreast with contemporary teaching methods, what is happening in the sector, and in the rest of the world. Now more than ever, current day instructional practices must have components of technology, global learning and the potential to impact a diverse range of learning styles, areas that were not key in the earlier years of the profession,”