Now it is clear that the teachers with a Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) will have an advantage in TSC recruiting interviews.
With the installation of various recognized Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) across the country, over 229,000 teachers are now studying for the Diploma.
According to the TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia, while attending the release of KCSE results in Nairobi, indicated that she is happy that this lot will soon be out and will help in implementing the new curriculum.
Commission officials have hailed P1 teachers who are upgrading their skills and are part of the 229,000 set to graduate with the new Diploma.
Mr. David Nganyi, who is the TSC Coast Regional Director in charge of Quality Assurance and Standards, also assured the trainee teachers of firsthand employment once they successfully graduate.
According to Nganyi who was speaking during the Kenya Teachers Colleges Sports Association (KTCA) Coast Region Athletics Championship held at Shanzu TTC, said there is no way TSC could employ the unskilled when there are skilled once out there.
The TSC Director for Quality Assurance and Standards, Dr. Reuben Nthamburi,also hinted at giving priority to teachers with CBC abilities at the end of last year.
Mr .Nthamburi encouraged teachers who have not yet enrolled in the upgrade program to do so before it is too late.