The fee structure for PTE teachers to upgrade to the new Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) is finally out.

Last month Education Principal Secretary, Julius Juan, asked applicants who wish to be considered for admission in Teacher Training Colleges for upgrading from Certificate ECDE and Primary Teacher Education (PTE) to Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) and Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) to apply.

However the Ministry of Education said the upgrade Diploma program due for advertisement will be for the trained teachers who are not in service and wish to upgrade from ECDE Certificate to Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) and from Primary Teacher Education Certificate to Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) respectively.

All teachers 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 having been disrupted by COVID 19 Pandemic.

This means the P1 and ECDE teachers who are yet to be employed are expected to start the upgrade program this September 2021.

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Various Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) have already started to advertise for the September intake program.

The fee structure for the training has also been released for those ready to start the training that will put them at par with the coming of the new curriculum.

For ECDE teachers who want to upgrade to the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) they must meet these key requirements;

1. The applicant must possess a valid ECDE Certificate.

2. The applicant must be registered by the Teachers Service Commission.

3. The duration of the Course shall be1890 Hours.

4. The course shall be fully residential.

5. The trainee shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE).

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6. The trainees shall undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours.

7. 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.

8. Applicants shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive moral values and good behavior.

For P1 teachers who want to upgrade Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) they must meet the following requirements;

1. The applicant must possess a valid PTE Certificate

2. The applicant must be registered by the Teachers Service Commission.

3. The duration of the course shall be 1500 Hours.

4. The Course shall be fully residential.

5. The trainee shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of Diploma in Primary Teacher Education

6. The trainees shall undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours.

7. 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.

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8. Applicants shall be required to produce evidence of adherence to positive morals and good behavior.

Teachers were asked to get Application forms on the Ministry of Education website www.education.go.ke.

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

He said duly filled application forms should be submitted to the Sub County Director Education offices from Thursday 29th July to 13th August, 2021 by the applicants in person.

Nakuru Teachers Training College is the latest TTc to advertise for the September upgrade intake.

Below is the fee structure and requirements for joining Nakuru Teachers Training College released recently for teachers to apply.

Kindly note that Nakuru TTC is a private college and the fee is expected to be lower for public colleges.

 

UPGRADING PROGRAM FEE STRUCTURE FOR DPTE (SEPTEMBER 2021 INTAKE)

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

 

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