The government has urged all teachers across the country to enroll for further training in order to align themselves with the ongoing education reforms.
The Director of the Directorate of Teacher Education, Salome Maina, emphasised the importance of practising teachers with Primary Teacher Education and Early Childhood Development Education certificates upgrading to meet the requirements of the reforms.
Speaking at the 20th graduation ceremony of the International Teaching and Training Centre in Isinya, Kajiado, on Friday, Maina said that those teachers with PTE and ECDE certifications, both recent graduates and those who obtained them before the introduction of the Competency-Based Curriculum, must upgrade to comply with the new education system.
She stressed that teachers in Kenyan institutions should possess at least a Diploma in the fields they teach, aligning with the education reforms.
Maina encouraged those with certificates in PTE and ECDE to pursue a one-year course to upgrade to a Diploma.
The TSC Act (2012) and TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015) mandate the Commission to maintain the Register of Teachers, setting standards for ethical conduct and behavior.
Maina underscored the importance of adhering to these rules to uphold the integrity, dignity, and nobility of the teaching profession.
Maina expressed pride in the contribution of recent graduates in addressing various challenges in the country, including the shortage of teachers.
“Remember, it’s not only TSC which is an employer, we have private institutions. So, you will be addressing the gap in manpower that we require. We are proud of you,” Maina said.