Teachers service commission’s Plans to abolish bachelor of education degree are gaining momentum amidst resistance from various stakeholders.
The commission has set September as the date when the first batch of student teachers will embark on a three year course on either bachelor of arts or science.
After the three years, they will be required to enroll for a post diploma course in education which will take one year.
According to the commission’s secretary Dr Nancy macharia, the plans are part of a wider scheme aimed at preparing secondary school teachers ahead the CBC’s full rollout.
The first grade of CBC will be admitted to junior secondary schools in 2023 which will be domiciled in the current secondary schools.
Teachers will be required to undergo training on technology, creativity, computer application in teaching and the use of phones in education.
This is because competency based curriculum is fashioned to make learners creative and self sufficient as opposed to the current theoretical 8-4-4 education system.
However, the proposals have been resisted by teachers’ unions citing lack of consultations with education stakeholders.
KUPPET chairman Omboko Milemba has urged the commission to hold a stakeholders meeting to discuss the proposals first before implementation.
These aren’t the only changes that TSC plans to introduce. Already, the entry point for all persons interested in joining teaching has been set at diploma ending P1 certificates.