New Requirements for Registration of teachers by TSC- The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has made changes to the registration requirements for new teachers. In the latest changes, the Commission has scrapped over 26 teaching areas/ subject combinations.
This is contained in the latest circular titled; ‘TEACHER REGISTRATION INFORMATION-UNDERGRADUATE COURSES WHERE A POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (PGDE) COURSE IS NOT APPLICABLE.’
See the full circular contents below.
TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION
TEACHER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES WHERE A POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (PGDE) COURSE IS NOT APPLICABLE
The Teachers Service Commission is established under article 237(1) and (2) of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and mandated to carry out Teacher Management functions in the country which include registration of trained and qualified teachers among others.
The constitution of Kenya 2010, requires the Teachers Service Commission to register trained and qualified teachers before they are engaged in the teaching service both in public and private institutions.
Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree holders with a post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and two teaching subjects qualify for registration. However, applicants for registration whose training is in subjects that are currently NOT in the curriculum do not qualify irrespective of having undertaken a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and/ or Enhancement.
This category includes but not limited to Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in:
- Natural resources
- Animal husbandry
- Farm machinery
- Kiswahili and Communication
- Business Management / Administration
- Banking and Finance
- Actuarial Science
- Environmental Science
- Biotechnology and Agriculture
- All Courses related to Engineering
- Industrial Chemistry
- Hospitality and tourism
- Foods , Nutrition and Dietics
- Technology and applied Biology
- Microbiology etc.
Those who have undertaken a PGDE with these courses are NOT eligible for registration as teachers. These courses do not provide sufficient subject content and therefore the mastery of the content in two teaching subjects is not adequate as required.