Mount Kenya University announces dates for TPD Training
Mount Kenya University (MKU) has announced the dates for the Teacher Professional Development (TPD) training that is set to take place once schools close for the holidays next week.
The institution sent a text message to teachers informing them when the training will happen.
One of the messages sent read as follows:
“Dear Anthony, download the latest MKU TPD app or visit https://tpd.mku.ac.ke login, go to my progress, register and download the TPD admission letter and other features. For new applicants, training is scheduled for July 4 – 8th 2022.”
This time teachers are happy to attend the training with the burden of paying an annual stipend of Kshs. 6,000 have been handed over to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) which is set to pay the fee for teachers.
This is following the Treasury allocating the Commission an amount of Kshs. 1.16 billion for the purpose of the TPD training.
The Treasury’s allocation was arrived at following requests, complaints and a series of lobbying by the teachers’ unions mainly the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) through the education and budget committees.
Teachers had been paying Kshs. 6,000 for each module set to be done after every five years.
There was flexibility in the training with some teachers opting for remote learning while others attended physical classes.
Mount Kenya University was selected to be one of the institutions to train teachers on the TPD alongside Riara University, Kenyatta University and the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI).
The TPD has six modules with training being done during the holidays when schools are closed.
After completing the programme each teacher will be issued a certificate that is renewable every five years.
According to the TSC Chief Executive Officer, the training will ensure that teachers are up to date with changes in the world of academics.