New TSC teaching requirements. Teachers’ unions are now pressuring the TSC to implement new teaching requirements.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has addressed the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) with a number of requests.
One of these requests is to lower the minimum credentials for those wishing to enter the teaching profession.
KNUT proposes that the existing C+ grade threshold be reduced to a C simple.
Teachers who have finished their training in Teachers Training Colleges, according to KNUT, have the required abilities and qualifications to teach at the junior secondary level.
Currently, the TSC only employs instructors with a C+ in secondary school.
However, KNUT is requesting that this employment and deployment mandate be reconsidered.
The TSC was previously chastised for its stringent hiring criteria, which resulted in many qualified teachers being unemployed after graduation.
KNUT supports a more open-minded strategy that would increase job options for teachers, especially those who have the potential to succeed in the teaching field.
In an effort to provide a more complete educational system, the government has recently concentrated on implementing the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
This curriculum places a higher priority on the acquisition of practical information and skills by students, preparing them for the workforce rather than only looking for white-collar jobs.
KNUT is still optimistic that the TSC would take into account their suggestion to relax the requirements for employing teachers in junior secondary schools while it assesses the CBC.
New TSC teaching requirements
The union claims that implementing this move will improve both the general standard of education and the job prospects for teachers.