The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has recently banned 26 Bachelor of Science and Arts Degree Teaching Courses.
Teachers who have completed their training in these courses and were planning to apply for TSC registration will now have to look elsewhere for work.
“Applicants for registration whose training is in subjects that are currently NOT in the curriculum do not qualify, irrespective of having undertaken a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and/or Enhancement.” The guidelines for registration of new teachers state.
“Those who have undertaken a PGDE with these courses are NOT eligible for registration as teachers. These courses do not provide sufficient subject content, and therefore the mastery of the content in two teaching subjects is not adequate as required.” The guidelines further explain.
The commission emphasizes, however, that a Bachelor’s in Science or the Arts, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), and competence in two teaching disciplines are sufficient for registration.
According to TSC, these banned courses do not cover the necessary amount of material, resulting in insufficient subject mastery in the two teaching areas.
Only Bachelor of Arts or Science programs that incorporate a PGDE in two teaching fields will be approved for registration by TSC.
Many recent graduates who had hoped to be registered with and hired by the Teachers Service Commission are quite disappointed and frustrated by the TSC directive.
TSC has banned 26 teaching courses leading to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree, they are as follows;
|Field of Study
|Kiswahili and Communication
|Banking and Finance
|All courses related to engineering
|Hospitality and tourism
|Foods, nutrition, and Dietetics
|Technology and applied biology