TSC’S Response to Changes in Academic Requirements for Teachers
TSC’S Response to Changes in Academic Requirements for Teachers. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) refuted widespread claims on Tuesday, August 22, that it intended to demote elementary school principals without a bachelor’s degree.
Additionally, it disproved a news article that claimed TSC had started a new data collection initiative to weed out educators with P1 credentials.
“We would like to remind the public to disregard the fake article that is being circulated on social media,” TSC continued.
Requirements for TSC recruiting
The President’s Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) suggested that one principal govern nursery, primary, and junior schools, which led to the propagation of false and deceptive information.
The Comprehensive School System (PP1–Grade 9) will be put into place by the Ministry of Education and will include:
- combining the pre-primary, primary, and junior schools into one organization.
In the current Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools, the word “secondary” should be dropped.
The idea raised concerns among teachers who thought it would force headteachers to further their studies.
To President William Ruto’s dismay, PWPER did not suggest a teacher demotion based on the new academic standards in its suggestion.
The task force proposed that the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with TSC, develop a one-year mandatory retooling program for all pre-service training graduates in order to generate and retain effective teachers.
TSC Employment requirements
Each school will also require the hiring of three deputies, but TSC hasn’t yet specified which instructors would progress based on years of service or academic achievement.
The Commission reportedly requested information from school administrators, including their greatest level of education (P1, Degree, Masters), to be included in an Excel file.
TSC reassures the general public that this request is not meant to favor instructors with the strongest academic credentials.
TSC has imposed a new standard of an elementary education diploma and no longer recruits teachers with only an elementary school diploma.
Because TSC won’t be hiring P1 instructors after 2024, teachers who previously held a credential are urged to complete their study.