The calendar for the Diploma upgrading students programme shall take 4 terms for DPTE.
It should be noted that this period will not be extended despite a suggestion by TTC Principals to extend it by six more months.
All the graduates for the Upgrading Programme shall be expected to teach all the subjects offered in the area of training.
In this year, next intake will be in September 2022 for P1 teachers who want to upgrade to the new Diploma.
As per to the taskforce report, blended learning and distance learning will be considered in due course.
Here is CALENDAR FOR DIPLOMA UPGRADING STUDENTS
Term Opening Closing Duration
~Term 1 4th October 2021 23rd December 2021 12 weeks
~Holiday 23rd December 2021 3rd January 2022 1 week
~Term 2 3rd January 2022 8th April 2022 14 weeks
~Holiday 8th April 2022 29th April 2022 3 weeks
~Term 3 3rd May 2022 5th August 2022 14 weeks
~Holiday 6th August 2022 25th September 2022 7 weeks
~Term 4 26th September 2022 25th November 2022 9 week practicum
All P1 teachers who want to upgrade to Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) they must meet the following requirements;
The applicants must:
1. Possess a valid PTE Certificate
2. Be registered by the Teachers Service Commission.
Duration of the course shall be 1500 Hours.
Course shall be fully residential.
All Trainees shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of Diploma in Primary Teacher Education
Trainees shall undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours.
Inorder to be awarded the Diploma, the trainee must complete the required hours for Course Work and the stipulated assessment by the Kenya National Examination Council.
All applicants shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive morals and good behavior.