TSC Discontinues Hiring of P1 Teachers to CBC
TSC Discontinues Hiring of P1 Teachers to CBC. The Teachers Service Commission has come clean and stated that plans to eliminate a PTE certificate as the minimum prerequisite to enter the teaching sector are at an advanced stage.
This information was made public following the publication of the “Framework on Entry Requirements in the Teaching Service” document.
The Teachers Service Commission has announced alternatives to that in relation to it. According to the commission, it will now be replaced with a diploma that follows the recently implemented competency-based curriculum (CBC).
Recently, the commission has tightened the nut on issues pertaining to the teaching profession. This is so that the commission can make sure that new instructors are qualified and have the intellectual fortitude to lead the education industry.
TSC discontinues hiring P1 teachers for the CBC Plan
The commission has established the minimal standards for every educator who will work with students in grades 1 through 6. According to the commission, a tutor must hold a Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) in order to be qualified to work with these students.
A diploma in education is currently the minimal requirement imposed by TSC for anyone entering the teaching sector at any level. The panel wants to raise the country’s educational standards.
The commission has additionally said that it will recognize post-training upgrade certificates for instructors who successfully completed the ECDE, PTE, DTE, BED, DIP ED, and SNE training programs.
After that, the teachers will be certified and permitted to instruct students in grades 1-3 and 4-6 with a focus on foreign and indigenous languages.
A number of P1 teachers have registered in various Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) across the nation to further their education, according to the TSC databank. Thousands of P1 teachers who had high aspirations of getting hired by TSC without having to upgrade their Primary Teacher Education (PTE) certifications have been devastated by the aforementioned proposals.
The commission has stated that it will prioritize P1 teachers who have attended school and have upgraded to a diploma during the upcoming teacher recruiting process.
As we are currently in the transition period to competency-based education, these teachers will have an advantage of 10 more marks than the other teachers as proof that they possess a CBC upgrading certificate.
According to information obtained from a TSC insider, TSC will totally discontinue hiring P1 instructors in 2024. This makes it possible for people who haven’t upgraded to do so.
However, numerous P1 teachers have lamented their inability to pay for their education because tuition, including practicum and KNEC assessment fees, total over 100,000 shillings.