The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Macharia, has issued the date when teachers will start their Teacher Professional Development (TPD) program.
Macharia said the training will start in five days time as she warned teachers who have not registered for the program.
Macharia said this in Nairobi during a press briefing. She said teachers who will attend the training will be issued with teaching certificates (licence) that will authorize them to teach.
However those who will fail to attend the training, she said, will be dealt with according to the TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT).
“A teacher who fails to undertake a prescribed TPD or take a teaching certificate shall be dealt with according to the code of regulations for teachers,” said Macharia.
Macharia said the training is aimed to enhance previous teachers training and asked both public and private school teachers to register for the training. She said the training will be purely online.
Her sentiments comes few days after the official TPD training centres for teachers were released.
The teacher training programme is scheduled to start next week Monday 13th December 2021 and will be purely online (virtual).
TSC picked four institutions to offer teacher training. These are Mount Kenya University, Riara University, Kenyatta University and Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI).
The training which takes 30 years will cost a teacher sh. 6,000 yearly. However most TPD Service Providers have spread the fee for a period of 12 months to ease payment for teachers.
During the same week teachers will also have face to face Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and Competency Based Assessment (CBA) training.
TSC announced CBC and CBA training dates as follows;
|24th to 26th November 2021||CEMASTEA||Induction of Principal Master Trainers (PMTs)|
|29th November to 3rd December 2021||Virtual||Training of Master Trainers (MTs)|
|6th to 10th December 2021||Virtual||Training of Trainers of Trainers (TOTs)
1 CSOs and CBC Champions
2 SNE CSOs and SNE CBC Champions
|13th to 17th December 2021||Zonal level||Face to face teacher training in each zone (Regular)|
|13th to 17th December 2021||County SNE venues||Face to face training of SNE teachers in each SNE County venues|
During the December training teachers will be introduced to the first module, Introductory module.
This program will introduce teachers to Teacher Professional Development and to the Seven Kenya Professional Teaching Standards (KePTS).