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2022 PROGRAMME FOR UPGRADING OF P1 AND ECDE TEACHERS TO DIPLOMA

The Ministry is implementing reforms in Teacher Education through Competency Based Teacher Education. The advertisement for placement of the 2022 cohort of trained ECDE and P1 teachers who are yet to be employed has been done.

Interested and eligible candidates for the upgrade to Diploma in Early Childhood and Primary Teacher Education have been advised on the application and registration procedures.

Below please find the advert, guidelines and programme of activities for the application and registration of candidates for your necessary action.

APPLICATION FOR 2022 INTAKE P1 AND ECDE CERTIFICATE UPGRADING PROGRAMME

The Upgrading courses are:-

1. ECDE CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION (DECTE)

2. PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION CERTIFICATE TO DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (DPTE)

All teachers who wish to be considered for admission in Teacher Training Colleges for upgrading from Certificate ECDE and Primary Teacher Education (PTE) to Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) and Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) respectively are invited to apply.

This is an upgrading for the trained teachers in the above categories who are not yet employed by Teachers Service Commission (TSC), County Governments or Private Sector.

The school based upgrading program o benefit teachers in service will commence in April 2023.

Application forms are available on the Ministry of Education website www.education.go.ke.

Duly filled application forms should be submitted to the Sub-County Director Education offices from Thursday 28th July 2022 to Thursday 18th August 2022 by the applicants in person to ease verification or original certificates and testimonials.

Those with special needs are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are advised to register in only once centre. Double registration will lead to automatic disqualification.

The letter of offer will stipulate the fees and other requierements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR UPGRADING TO DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION (DECTE)

  1. The applicant must possess a valid ECDE Certificate NOT Provisional. The ECDE Certificate must have been obtained from a recognized training institution.
  2. The duration of the course must be 1890 Hours.
  3. The course shall be fully residential and shall last for 5 terms 4 terms for tuition and 1 for practicum.
  4. The trainees shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE).
  5. The trainees shall undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours.
  6. To be awarded the Diploma, the trainee must complete the required hurs for Course work and pass the stipulated assessment by the Kenya National Examination Council.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR UPGRADING TO DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (DPTE)

  1. The applicant must possess a valid PTE certificate
  2. The duration of the curse shall be 1500 Hours.
  3. The Course shall be fully residential and shall last for 4 terms and 3 terms for tuition and 1 for practicum.
  4. The trainee shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of Diploma in Primary Teacher Education.
  5. The trainees shall undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours.
  6. 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.

Julius O. Juan, PhD, CBS

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