TSC Stops Recruitment Of P1 Teachers. Since the PTE certificate is no longer the minimum criteria to become a teacher, the teachers’ employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), has announced plans to eliminate PTE-certified P1 teachers.
The aforementioned information is now obvious because it is provided under the new Framework on Entry Requirements in the Teaching Service.
The teacher’s employer, however, clarified that there are alternatives available, stating that the diploma will now be based on the recently established competency-based curriculum (CBC).
TSC Stops Recruitment Of P1 Teachers
To make sure that newly hired instructors are competent and intelligent enough to run the education industry, TSC recently strengthened teaching criteria in the teaching field.
According to the commision,the new minimum requirements for all teachers working with children in grades 1 through 6 is a Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE).
This means that a diploma in education is what TSC has set to be the minimum qualification for anyone who wants to teach at any level.
This is in a move to improve the quality of education in the country.
On the other hand, TSC clarified that it will accept teachers with post-training upgrade certificates if they have finished the ECDE, PTE, DTE, BED, DIP ED, and SNE training programmes as required.
Upon meeting the above qualifications, TSC has indicated that these teachers will be certified and able to teach children in grades 1-3 and 4-6, as well as having focus on foreign and native languages.
According to the TSC databank, a significant proportion of P1 instructors have already enrolled in teacher training colleges (TTCs) around the nation to pursue additional education.
Others, on the other hand, believe that the new plans have dashed the aspirations of thousands of P1 teachers who were hoping to be hired by TSC without having to recertify in Primary Teacher Education (PTE).
P1 teachers who have completed their education and obtained a diploma will be given precedence during the upcoming TSC recruitment, according to the commission.