The TPD modules must be completed over a period of 30 years and are a requirement for renewing a teaching certificate.
Teachers were obliged to pay KSH 6000 per year for courses given at various universities and other institutions.
Members of parliament, however, directed the government to pay for the seminars, much to the delight of instructors who had seen the program as a financial hardship given their low wages.
However, if the latest financing reports are to be believed, their elation was short-lived.The government has not included in the cash in its 2022/2023 expenditure reports, according to a local media
The national assembly budget committee, led by Kieni member of Parliament Kanini Kega, disclosed this.
“Despite the House having passed a report that recommended the government take up the cost,” said one section of the report, “there is no budget provision to cater to training teachers under Teacher Professional Development.”
As a result, teachers will be responsible for the cost of the six modules every five years for the next 30 years.
This occurs at a time when the high rate of inflation has severely eroded the purchasing power of low-paid teachers.What are your thoughts on the matter? Please feel free to add your views and opinions to our discussion forum.