TSC To Revise Teaching Requirements for Those Joining Profession
The teachers’ unions have now tabled a move that is pressuring TSC to implement new teaching requirements.
According to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), there are several demands to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) that needs to be implemented.
Among the key requirements is that of lowering the minimum professional qualifications for those wishing to enter the teaching profession.
The KNUT teachers’ union further proposes reducing the current C+ grade threshold to a straight C grade.
Equally KNUT now demands that the teachers who have completed training programs at pedagogical colleges have the necessary abilities and therefore qualify to teach at the secondary school level.
TSC currently recruits teachers who scored with a C+ grade at the high school level.
Equally the union needs a review of this recruitment and deployment mandate.
The teachers employer previously been criticized for its strict recruitment criteria, something that left many qualified teachers unemployed after graduation.
The KNUT union further advocates for a more open strategy to increase employment opportunities for teachers, especially those with the potential to succeed in the teaching field.
On the other hand , inorder to have a more comprehensive education system, government has recently focused on implementing the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
The program normally places a higher priority on students acquiring practical information and skills, hence preparing them to enter the job market rather than just looking for white-collar jobs.
The primary school union of teachers KNUT remains optimistic that the TSC will consider its proposal to relax university teacher recruitment conditions when evaluating the CBC.
Implementation of the measure as per to the union would improve both the overall educational attainment and employment prospects of teachers.
TSC Implements New Teaching Requirements