All applicants wishing to be considered for admission to Diploma Teacher Training Colleges are advised to learn these requirements and selection procedures.
The Ministry is expected to announce the intake at the end of month of March.
Registration forms will be available online and can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education’s website, www.education.go.ke.
Hard copies will be available in the County Directors of Education (CDEs) offices.
Those with special needs are also encouraged to apply.
Candidates are advised to register in only one Centre because double registration will lead to automatic disqualification
The following are the recommended admission requirements for the Diploma in Primary & Early Childhood Development Teacher Education in Kenya.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (DPTE)
a) Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (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).
b) 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 in accordance with the approved Curriculum designs.
d) 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).
e) The Teacher Trainee shall undertake three months micro-teaching course which is a pre-requisite for teaching practice.
f) Candidates shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behaviour such as Police Clearance.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION (DECTE)
a. The academic entry requirements for the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall be C Plain Mean Grade in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (KCSE) or its equivalent (as equated by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
b. Candidates with disabilities shall be admitted with C- (Minus) grade in KCSE or equivalent.
c. The duration for the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall be three (3) years.
d. The trainees undertaking the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) shall take ALL courses specified in the DECTE Curriculum.
e. The trainees shall undertake a Micro Teaching course of three (3) months which shall be a pre-requisite for the Teaching Practicum of two school terms.
f. 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).
g. Candidates shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behaviour such as Police Clearance.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE
All applicants wishing to be considered for training in Public Diploma Primary Teachers Colleges will be required to register in person at their home Sub- Counties.
Applicants living in cities/municipalities must also be considered for registration upon production of Kenyan Identity card.
Only K.C.S.E candidates will be registered
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:-
(a) One certified copy of academic certificate/result slip.
(b) Two certified passport size photographs taken recently, (not photo me).
(c) A certified copy of Identity Card (both sides) or Application for Registration Acknowledgement (A.R.A).
(d) A certified copy of School Leaving Certificate.
(e) A certified copy of Co-curricular Activity Certificate obtained (if any).
ASSESSMENT OF CANDIDATES
The candidates will be awarded marks using the following criteria: –
(a) Academic Qualification (Mean Grade): Maximum marks will be 12.
(b) Quality of Certificate (Subjects): Maximum marks will be 84.
(c) Co-curricular activity (if any): Maximum marks will be 5.
In this part, marks will be awarded in accordance with the mean grade and the 12 points scale shown here below: –
Quality of Certificate
Candidates will be awarded marks based on the grades obtained in KCSE IN SUBJECTS. Award marks on the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Kiswahili, best Science subject and any other 3 best subjects, using the 12-point scale shown above.
A maximum of 5 marks will be awarded for not more than one of the co-curricular activities such as,
Christian Union etc. at the highest level (National).
Marks will be awarded for meritorious performance. Evidence such as certificate or a testimonial letter should be shown.
Marks will be awarded as follows: –
(i) Zonal Level – 1
(ii) Divisional Level – 2
(iii) Sub-county Level – 3
(iv) County Level – 4
(v) National Level – 5
Length of stay since KCSE
Marks will be awarded as follows: –
a) 2007 – 2008 – 20
b) 2009 – 2010 – 15
c) 2011 – 2013 – 10
d) 2014 – 2019 – 5
Candidates should register in their home sub-county or as may be advised by the Sub- county Director of Education.