TSC Outlines Bachelor of Arts Degree & Science Teaching Courses Banned
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC), which actually advertised job vacancies, has maintained that it will not register teachers who have training in courses that are not covered by the current curriculum.
Part of the instructions for new teachers’ registration that the commission issued can be read.
Regardless of whether they have completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and/or Enhancement, teacher applicants for registration whose training is in areas that are currently NOT on the curriculum are ineligible.
Additionally, PGDE graduates with certain courses in their curriculum are ineligible for TSC registration as teachers.
As per to the commission, the above courses do not provide sufficient subject content and as a result the mastery of the content in these two teaching subjects is not adequate as per to TSC requirements for teaching .
On the other hand the commission explains that those with ‘A Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree, with a post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and 2 teaching subjects are qualified for registration.
Bachelor of Arts Degree & Science Teaching Courses banned by TSC
- Natural resources course
- Meteorology course
- Forestry course
- Animal husbandry course
- Horticulture course
- Farm machinery course
- Fisheries course
- Anthropology course
- Sociology course
- Theology/Divinity course
- Journalism course
- Kiswahili and Communication course
- Business Management/administration course
- Banking and Finance course
- Genomics course
- Actuarial science course
- Environmental science course
- Criminology course
- Biotechnology course
- All courses related to engineering course
- Industrial chemistry course
- Biochemistry course
- Hospitality and tourism course
- Foods, nutrition and dietetics course
- Technology and applied biology course
- Microbiology course
Teachers eligible for application
Trained teacher applicants with Economics/Commerce/Accounting degrees are eligible to apply for Business Studies.
All the diploma Teacher trainees with English/other subjects are eligible for employment as English/Literature teachers on condition that they have adequate units in both Language and Literature.
Except for Agriculture, Business Studies, Home Science, and Computer Studies all the applicants must have studied the two teaching subjects at KCSE.
Teacher trainees who did not study Business Studies and Computer Studies,one must have a a minimum of C+ (Plus) in Mathematics at KCSE is required.
All the trainees who did not study Agriculture and Home Science, they must have a C+ in Biology at KCSE .
All Graduate teachers must have completed at least (8) course units in each teaching subject.
Additionally, Furthermore, all teacher trainees must have studied Special Methods in their two teaching subjects of choice, as well as a minimum of three (3) months of teaching experience.