The Teacher Professional Development (TPD) program enrollment and start date information has been requested by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
The Commission has also requested information on teachers who have finished the first TPD module and have been awarded certificates, according to a circular sent to school administrators and county directors.
When TSC first introduced the curriculum on September 22, 2021, the first module, introduction module, began.
After finishing all five sections, the certificate has already been given to those teachers who attend TPD sessions during evening and night classes.
The following topics are covered in the introductory module.
- Teacher Professionalism
- CBC, Pedagogy and Inclusive Practices
- Comprehensive School Health and Safety
- Instructional Leadership and Financial Literacy
However, a lot of instructors have yet to enroll in the six-module course that TSC claimed would serve as the foundation for their employment and promotion.
The Commission has now asked each teacher on its payroll for eleven details. This comes amid rumors that the Kenya Kwanza government will cover the cost of the upcoming TPD training
Dr. Ruto made the program’s cost a campaign promise. A commitment to TPD funding is also made in the Kenya Kwanza Education Charter.
“Ensure that all the government initiated capacity building trainings including Teacher Continuous Professional Development are undertaken by trainers free of charge,” reads the document.
Some of the details TSC has requested to be sent immediately through excel sheet include;
- Name of the teacher
- TSC number
- Sub County
- Mobile phone number
- Email address
- Instituion offering TPD training
Has the teacher completed six course units?
All signs point to the continuation of TPD. This came about as a result of the Education Taskforce’s recommendation that instructors undergo new training to become familiar with the new curriculum.
The Kenya Education Management Institute, Mt. Kenya University, Kenyatta University, and Riara University were chosen by the Commission to provide the professional training.
According to TSC, more institutions and colleges will be asked to invite professors to TPD training in 2023.
Teachers must pay Sh 6,000 year for the six courses, each of which lasts for five years.
After a petition opposing the TPD program’s implementation was dismissed, the courts already gave the Commission permission to move through with the program.
Mr. Joseph Ngethe Karanja filed a lawsuit with the Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nakuru, seeking the program’s cancellation due to teacher rights violations and a lack of public engagement.
But after determining that the procedure was compliant with the Constitution, Justice David Nderitu gave TSC the go-ahead to carry out the TPD program.