The Teachers Service Commission,TSC has highlighted a plan that will see a stop in employment of Primary Teacher Education.
In a notification, has charted its plan to scrap off Primary Teachers Education certificate as the least requirement for entry into teaching rehearsal.
Instead, the Teachers Service Commission has substituted it with a Diploma which will be in line with the CBC.
The Teachers Service Commission indicates that for a teacher to be hired to teach Grade 1-6 he or she must possess a Diploma in DPTE
From the Frame work recommendation, the minimum requirement for entry for teaching in Kenya at all heights it has to be a Diploma in education.
The comments further says it will identify post training upgrade certificate for teachers who completed PTE, SNE, DTE BED, ECDE and DIP ED training courses.
TSC also indicated that one must have the lowest Grade as a C plain or equivalent at KCSE and above and a Primary Teachers Education awarded by KNEC.
TSC will then be acceptable to teach Grade one to three and Grade four to six with a specialization on the foreign and indigenous languages.
As per to the Commission , a total of 22,900 P1 teachers are upgrading their skills in various TTCs.
TSC latest notification is a blow to P1 teachers who are eager that the commission will hire them without advancing their PTE certificates.
In the July recruitment of teachers, Teachers Service Commission preferred P1teachers who had upgraded to Diploma.
In the last TSC scoresheet , the commission gave ten marks to teachers with indication of Competence-Based Curriculum upgrade certificate during enrolment interviews.