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Unemployed Teachers to Undergo 9-Month Diploma Upgrade In TTCs This September

Unemployed teachers are set to join Teachers Training Colleges (TTCs) on Thursday the 30th of September, 2021.

However, the training is for unemployed selected applicants who will undergo the Diploma upgrading programme.

Teachers in their thousands will join their respective TTCs in September in following with the directive to upgrade from the Ministry of Education.

Principals of TTCs will then submit returns on reporting status of students on Thursday the 7th of October while County Directors of Education (CDEs) will submit uncollected calling letters on the same day.

On the 15th of July 2021, a meeting was held at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) that the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) chaired and was attended by representatives of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), KICD and the Ministry of Education who discussed the issue of upgrading for teachers.

Following the meeting, it was agreed that all ECDE and P1 teachers will undergo a nine-month Diploma upgrade course to familiarize themselves with the new methods of teaching required in the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

“All teachers who are in service with Teacher Service Commission (TSC), County Governments and Private Schools will be expected to start the blended upgrade program when the school calendar normalizes after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted it,” said PS Julius Juan.

Nakuru TTC’s Fee Structure For September P1 And ECDE Teachers Diploma Upgrade

Nakuru Teachers Training College (TTC) has released the fee structure for PTE teachers to upgrade to the Diploma Teachers Education (DPTE).

In July, the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Julius Juan, implored applicants wishing to be considered for admission to Teacher Training Colleges for upgrading from Primary Teacher Education (PTE) and Certificate ECDE to Diploma in teacher Education (DECTE) and Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) to make applications.

However, according to the Principal Secretary, the applications will only be allowable to teachers who are not in the service currently and wish to upgrade from ECDE Certificate to DECTE and from PTE to DPTE in that order.

P1 and ECDE teachers who are not yet employed are going to start the upgrade program in September 2021.

Various Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) have already begun advertising on the upgrade program with intake set for September 2021.

The following are the requirements ECDE teachers will have to meet if they wish to upgrade to the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE).

  1. Be registered by the Teachers Service Commission
  2. Possess a valid ECDE certificate
  3. The trainee shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE).
  4. Applicant shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behaviour.
  5. Duration of the course shall be 1890 hours.
  6. To be awarded the Diploma the trainee must complete the required hours for Course Work and Pass the stipulated assessment by the Kenya National Examination Council
  7. The course shall be fully residential.
  8. The trainees shall undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours

The following are the requirements P1 teachers will have to meet if they wish to upgrade to the Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DECTE).

  1. Applicants shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive morals and good behaviour.
  2. 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.
  3. The trainee shall undertake all courses specified in the pgrading programme of Diploma in Primary Teacher Education.
  4. The trainee shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of Diploma in Primary Teacher Education.
  5. The Course shall be fully residential.
  6. The duration of the course shall be 1500 hours.
  7. The applicant must be registered by the Teachers Service Commission.
  8. The applicant must possess a valid PTE certificate.

A teacher wishing to upgrade is advised to get the application forms from the Ministry of Education website link: www.education.go.ke.

 “The application forms shall be downloaded from the Ministry of Education website or hard copies are available in the county Directors of Education (CDEs) offices at no cost,” Juan.

Once applicants have filled the forms, they shall then submit them in person to the offices of the Sub-County Director of Education starting from Thursday 29th of July to 13th August, 2021.

Now let us provide the fee structure and requirements for joining Nakuru Teachers Training College which they released recently to help those students who wish to apply for the upgrade course.

However, it should be noted that Nakuru TTC is a private institution and has higher fees as compared to public colleges.

TERM
VOTE HEADS
AMOUNT (KSHS)
TEMR 1
ADMISSION FEE TUITION
2,500/=
 
BORADING FEE
31,000/=
 
TOTAL FOR TERM 1
33,500/=
TERM 2
TUITION & BOARDING FEE
23,000/=
 
TOTAL FOR TERM 2
23,000/=
TERM 3
TUITION & BOARDING FEE
23,000/=
 
TOTAL TERM 3
23,000/=
 
GRAND TOTAL
79,500/=

Nakuru Teachers Training College (TTC) is located in Nakuru County, Rongai Sub-County. Once you are at the Rongai Junction, the school is 2km towards Nakuru town and roughly 20 kilometers from Nakuru Town along the Nakuru-Eldoret Highway.

For more information and any queries feel free to contacts Nakuru Teachers Training College using the following contacts

Address: P.O. BOX 12485-20100

Location: Nakuru

Telephone Number: 0721337559,0724412199

Telephone Number 2: 0720-796233

Email Address: nttcnakuru@yahoo.com

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