Education Ministry Gives Update On the launch of Diploma course training For P1 and ECDE Teachers.
Employed and Unemployed P1, as well as the Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) teachers, are awaiting their Diploma course training that will enable them to march the developments that come with the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC)
In a meeting chaired by the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) held on the 15th of July 2021, at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), and attended by education stakeholders including the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), KICD, and the Ministry, discussions for the upgrade program for teachers was concluded.
Education Ministry is in the process of advertising the 2021 upgrading Diploma program as stated by the Education PS Julius Juan in a circular.
The blended upgrade program will begin when the school calendar normalizes following the COVID-19 disruption.
How the training will be done and the period that teachers will take to complete the training is yet to be disclosed.
REGIONAL DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION,
COUNTY DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION,
SUB-COUNTY DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION
RE: UPGRADE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION (ECTE) AND PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (PTE) FOR THE YEAR 2021
The meeting held on 15 July 2021 at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) chaired by the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) and attended by a representative of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and KICD and the Ministry discussed the upgrade program for teachers.
The Ministry is now in the process of advertising the upgrading Diploma program for the year 2021 as stated above.
The upgrade Diploma program due for advertisement will be for the trained teachers who are not in service and wish to upgrade from ECDE Certificate to Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) from Primary Teacher Education Certificate to Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) respectively.
All teachers in service with Teacher Service Commission (TSC), County Governments, and Private Schools will be expected to start the blended upgrade program when the school calendar normalizes having been disrupted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The purpose of this letter is to request you to communicate to all Headteachers in your jurisdiction who should subsequently inform their staff.
The Teachers Service Commission phased out the P1 job group G by promoting all P1 teachers to Diploma grade (job grade B5). The training will not be a strict regular exam programme but an induction meaning a pass will be guaranteed to all teachers who will participate.
The commission however states that it will not recruit teachers without a Diploma, revealing on its Facebook account that planned changes will not be instantaneous but will take time.
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