The Teachers Service Commission has made slight changes on the upgrading program of the primary school teachers.
TSC boss Dr. Nancy Macharia says that as primary school teachers certificates become outdated, there is need for this group of teachers to upgrade.
Macharia however insists that all primary school teachers will be employed despite what they hold.
In July this year, the Teachers Service Commission rendered primary school teachers certificates outdated.
Macharia argued that primary teachers who hold certificates are less productive as compared to those ones with diplomas.
This brought uncertainty among primary school teacher certificate holders because the program is expensive.
TSC however heard their cries and reversed the trend. In spite of that, the primary school teachers are however Urged to register and upgrade for their own benefit.
Below is the revised calendar
CALENDAR FOR DIPLOMA UPGRADING STUDENTS
Term, Opening and Closing Duration
Term 1 – 4th October 2021to 23rd December 2021 (12 weeks)
Holiday- 23rd December 2021 to 3rd January 2022 (1 week)
Term 2- 3rd January 2022 to 8th April 2022 (14 weeks)
Holiday- 8th April 2022 to 29th April 2022 (3 weeks)
Term 3 3rd May 2022 to 5th August 2022 (14 weeks)
Holiday 6th August 2022 to 25th September 2022( 7 weeks)
Term 4 26th September 2022 to 25th November 2022( 9 week practicum)
Primary school teachers are urged to move with speed and upgrade as this will give them an upper hand in employment.