All Teachers To Undergo Fresh Training In New Changes. Should President William Ruto embrace the task force’s recommendations, all teachers will be obliged to retake a new training in order to align themselves with the changes in the school curriculum.
The taskforce stated that it was crucial to retrain teachers on the changes in the curriculum in the report that was delivered to the president at the State House on Tuesday, August 1. A year is anticipated for the training.
“The Ministry of Education to develop guidelines on how all teachers who graduated before 2023 undergo a mandatory one-year retooling and upgrading programme for compliance with the curriculum change,” read one portion of the recommendation.
To achieve the retooling exercise, Professor Raphael Munavu-led force directed the university to develop comprehensive Faculty Staff programmes in preparation for competency-based teacher education.
To boost the number and quality of teachers entering the profession, the task force also recommended C (plain) as the grade for individuals to be admitted into pre-service teacher education.
All Teachers To Undergo Fresh Training In New Changes
For instance, for Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education, a person should have attained a C (Plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent in SS.
Other pre-service courses that require a C (plain) include Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education, Diploma in Special Needs Education and Diploma in Technical Teacher Education.
“Establish Kenya Teacher Training College (KeTTC) to administer all Pre-service teacher training colleges (TTCs) as campuses. Further, develop a framework to ensure optimal utilisation and sharing of resources,” added the recommendations.
“MoE to establish a Kenya School of Teacher and Education Management (KeSTEM) as a corporate body to coordinate all In-service programmes for institutional leaders and education officers. Additionally, KeSTEM will offer CPD for teachers utilising facilities of Kenya Teacher Training Colleges (KeTTC).”
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Education degree programmes shall, however, continue to be determined by the Universities’ Senates.
Teachers Service Commission, on the other hand, will offer all education graduates an opportunity to undertake a mandatory one-year internship programme upon completion of Pre-service training.
Since CBC’s introduction during the administration of former President Uhuru Kenyatta, it has had numerous difficulties, including a lack of instructors for the Junior Secondary (JS) sector and a subpar compensation structure. JS teachers didn’t get paid until June after going without pay since January.
Nearly 60,000 eligible primary school teachers had not yet applied for a position teaching junior secondary, according to press reports from the end of July 2023.