Proposal to Combine Teachers Training Colleges into One
Proposal to Combine Teachers Training Colleges into One. If the recommendations of the taskforce on education reforms are carried out, teacher training colleges (TTCs) may merge into a single organization, comparable to the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC).
Kenya Teacher Training College would take over all 34 of the existing teacher training colleges and operate them as campuses around the country.
According to the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER), the Ministry of Education should be reorganized so that its Higher Education department is in charge of overseeing teacher training.
The current entrance rules for teacher training will be changed to make the program more accessible because they have resulted in low attendance.
Proposal to Combine Teachers Training Colleges Into One
In the past, admittance to institutions needed a C (plain) grade point average on the KCSE, the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
The topic clustering methodology now employed for admission to the basic teaching diploma program will be eliminated under the proposed plans.
All cluster-related fields, including English, Kiswahili, mathematics, a humanities or science course, and a science course, require applicants to currently possess a C or higher.
TTCs can accommodate a maximum of 26,650 students, despite the fact that there are now only 3,922 students registered.
The PWPER recommends using affirmative action guidelines to include applicants from underrepresented groups in TTC admissions pools.
In an effort to increase enrolment from certain areas, students from those regions would be accepted with reduced entrance standards.
The responsibility for assigning students to the KMTC and teacher training programs would fall under the purview of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).
Just like Kenya Medical Training Colleges in Kenya which are merged as one. Proposals are that the Teachers Training Colleges in Kenya should also be merged as one so to be governed effectively.