Form 4 leavers have been urged to apply for diploma teaching jobs.
Basic Education PS Julius Jwan asked Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) holders wanting to be considered for admission to Diploma Teacher Training Colleges to apply for the positions from April 6 to 20, 2021.
“KCSE holders to apply for either a Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) or Diploma in Early Childhood Development Teacher Education (DECTE), the Principal Secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education,” Dr. Jwan said.
The following are the recommended admission requirements for the Diploma in Primary & Early Childhood Development Teacher Education in Kenya.
Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DECTE) (Grade 1-6) entry grade is KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) or its equivalent with a C in the following cluster subjects.
i. English and Kiswahili;
iii. Humanities (Any);
iv. Sciences (Any).
For candidates with disabilities, the minimum entry grade is C- (Minus) and a C- (Minus) in the cluster of subjects stated above. c) The duration of the course shall be three (3) years under the approved Curriculum designs.
The Trainees shall be required to cover the recommended hours for coursework, required hours for practicum, and pass the assessments as directed by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)
The trainees undertaking the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall take ALL courses specified in the DECTE Curriculum.
The trainees shall undertake a Micro Teaching course of three months which shall be a pre-requisite for the Teaching Practicum of two school terms.
To be awarded the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE), the candidate must complete the required hours for coursework and pass the stipulated assessment as directed by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
Candidates shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behaviour such as Police Clearance. The duration of both courses shall be three years under the approved Curriculum designs.
Applications are advised to secure registration forms for purposes of application from the Ministry of Education’s website, www.education.go.ke or from County Directors of Education (CDEs).
Candidates are advised to register in only one Centre, double registration will lead to automatic disqualification.
Each candidate will be required to present to the panel original Certificates and National Identity Card or Application for Registration Acknowledgement (A.R.A) for scrutiny before being issued with a registration form. These will be returned to the candidate after verification.
Each applicant will be required to attach the following documents to the registration form:-
- One certified copy of the academic certificate/result slip.
- Two certified passport size photographs taken recently, (not photo me).
- A certified copy of Identity Card (both sides) or Application for Registration Acknowledgement (A.R.A).
- A certified copy of the School Leaving Certificate.
- A certified copy of the Co-curricular Activity Certificate obtained (if any)
Registration will commence at 8.00 a.m. and end at 5.00 p.m. on official working days. All candidates must produce original Certificates or Result Slips. Each candidate will fill the first section of the assessment form (document B) and other sections will be left for official use.
After the candidate has filled the registration forms and attached certified copies of his/her documents, he/she should immediately hand them over to the Sub-County or As may be advised by the SCDE.
The SCDE will be required to counter–check against copies of certificates the Information entered in the registration forms by the candidates, to ascertain its correctness.