Here’s How TSC Plans to Use TPD Training to Make Teachers Work On Contracts

By Getrude Mathayo / Published September 29, 2021 | 11:40 am




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According to TSC, the starting date will be December 2021. Teacher Professional Development will continuously update teacher knowledge, skills, attitude, and values to encourage teachers’ learning communities.


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The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has already rolled out in service training programs for all practicing teachers.

The Commission has already contracted institutions that will be offering the refresher training program christened Teacher Professional Development (TPD) modules

The introduction of TPD by TSC has caused a lot of confusion amongst teachers and other skate holders in the education sector.

According to the commission, all teachers will be required to renew their certificates every five years. TSC says the Teachers Service Commission Act requires the renewal of certificates every five years.

The renewal of professional documents after every five years seems like teachers are working on a five-year contract and by the renewal of the certificate “TSC contract” is rewed because failure to which will lead to loss of salary.

This is what exactly happens in other sectors like Law, Medicine, and even Engineering where professionals work on contract.

TSC CEO Dr. Macharia has already indicated that they are borrowing from such sectors.  The teaching profession, she said, was borrowing the practice from medicine and law where professionals renew certificates regularly.

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Teachers are expected to meet the training costs for the modules that will be offered during school holidays at a rate of KSh6,000 per year. Of importance to note is the fact that the training will be mandatory for all practicing teachers.

A teacher who will fail to undertake the short courses would be deemed to have violated the TSC code of regulation and may face disciplinary action from the employer

Kenyatta University, Mount Kenya University, Riara University, and Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) have been identified to offer the Teacher Professional Development modules. A teacher will be at liberty to choose an institution of his/ her choice where to take the TPD modules.

According to TSC, the starting date will be December 2021. Teacher Professional Development will continuously update teacher knowledge, skills, attitude, and values to encourage teachers’ learning communities.

The TPD announcement came on 21st September 2021 after a meeting where the same was discussed.

The rolled out of refresher courses targets the 340,000 tutors across the country, according to TSC Boss, intending to professionalize teaching profession to the required standards to match other major ones like Law, Medicine, and Engineering






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