The Teachers Service Commission (TSC), a constitutional agency with the authority to register and hire teachers in Kenya, recently recommended revising the credentials of KCSE applicants aspiring to teach in Kenya.
In a letter dated April 26th, 2022, to Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).
Those seeking to take the Diploma in Primary Education, which is the basic qualification for a primary school teacher, should have a KCSE mean grade of C plain in English, Mathematics, one scientific subject, and one humanities topic, according to the commission. The course will last three years.
Those in secondary school should pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences with Education degree, which will take five and a half years to finish.
A secondary teacher must have a KCSE mean grade of C+ with C plain in English, Kiswahili, and Mathematics in order to be qualified.
In addition, a B- in three teaching subjects is required.
Upon completion, all teachers must undergo professional courses.
These modifications coincide with Kenya’s new educational system.