Recruitment of P1 Teachers with CBC Diploma Upgrade to Be Prioritized
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is set to prioritize the recruitment of P1 teachers who have undertaken the Competency-Based Teacher Education (CBTE).
According to a recent advert released this week on recruitment of teachers, the Commission revealed that the teachers will be prioritized during the upcoming recruitment exercise.
“Teachers with Upgrade Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (CBC) will have an added advantage,” read part of the TSC advert.
The Commission revealed that there are 9,000 slots on permanent and pensionable terms of service for secondary school teachers to be posted to Junior Secondary Schools.
1,000 slots on permanent and pensionable terms of service are reserved for primary school teachers and 21,550 posts are reserved for teacher interns to be posted to junior secondary schools. On the other hand, 4,000 posts are reserved for Teacher Interns in Primary schools.
Recruitment of teachers will be done through the TSC online portal for recruitment and shall come to a close on the 16th of December 2022.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) has already released the results of the first batch of students who upgraded to the P1 Diploma this month.
The results were sent to various Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and results indicate that many students failed their KNEC assessments which were done between the 15th and the 20th of July this year.
For instance, in Kibabii TTC, 218 students sat for their examinations in July and 57 got credit, 46 got a Pass and 2 got CRNM, 112 were referred and 1 has his examination cancelled.
In Meru TTC, 384 students said for their upgrading with 265 getting Credit, 25 getting Pass, 80 getting referred and 14 getting CRNM.
In Kericho TTC, 644 students sat for their examinations for the upgrading of Primary Teacher Education (PTE) to Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DPTE).
In Egoji TTC, out of 294 students who did their examinations 184 got Credit, 5 got Pass, 100 got referred and 5 got CRNM.
In Shanzu TTC, 237 students got Credit, 19 got Pass, 69 got Referrals and 4 got CRNM.
Trainee teachers sat for their Practicum which was done for the whole of the last school term. They also at for their external assessments courtesy of KNEC which were done up to the 4th of November.
A taskforce recommended both P1 and ECDE teachers to undergo the mandatory training to be able to meet the demands of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). Training of the first group of the first cohorts began in October last year.
The second cohort began in September this year.
According to a circular dated the 6th of October 2022 issued to principals of TTCs, only eight TTCs are set to be used in training the teachers this year due to the low enrollment numbers.
The low number of P1 teachers who applied for the upgrading programme forced the Ministry of Education’s Principal Secretary to order for placement of students to be merged into eight colleges.
The students were the distributed to the following colleges:
- Murang’a TTC for Meru, Egoji and Kigari TTCs.
- Machakos TTC for Kitui, Kilimambogo and Garissa TTCs.
- Kericho TTC for Tambach, Baringo and Mosoriot TTCs.
- Asumbi TTC for Migori and Kenyenya TTCs.
- Kaimosi TTC for Eregi, Seme, Bondo, Ugenya, Bunyore, Bishop Mahon and Chesta TTCs.
- Shanzu TTC for Galana and Kwale TTCs.
- Aberdare TTC for Narok TTC
- Thogoto TTC for Kamwenja TTC