In the new reforms in education, now after every five years,the public school teachers will be required to renew their professional certifications.
All teachers will now be obliged to complete five years of in-service professional training before their credentials can be renewed, this is according to a new regulation.
TSC professional development program for teachers will last for 30 years, with six modules lasting five years each.
In every module, every teacher would be charged Sh6,000.
The training is being provided by Kenyatta University, Mount Kenya University, Riara, and Kenya Education Management Institute.
As per to TSC, the four institutions have signed an annual contract with the possibility of an extension.
Teachers Service Commission, which employs tutors in public schools, launched refresher training for the country’s 340,000 tutors .
According to TSC CEO Nancy Macharia ,the goal is to professionalize the teaching profession to match other professions such as law and engineering.
There has been a difficult time negotiating for teachers because they referred to teachers as unskilled or semi-skilled at the bargaining table Macharia added in a statement
Macharia claims that with the implementation, the teaching profession will be respected.
Macharia also claims that the lecturers are up to date on academic developments.
“To increase the teaching quality in schools, we need to see our teachers perform research projects and create scholarly and acclaimed research articles,” Macharia stated.
Dr.Macharia, on the other hand, claims that not receiving professional training will not impair their chances of advancement.