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Diploma Primary Teacher Registration Requirements, Scoring Procedure, Reporting Date 2021

Regional registration of candidates for students set to join Diploma Primary Teacher education is currently underway. The exercise started on 17th day of June and is expected to be concluded on 30th of the same month.

Here is the programme of activities for recruitment of teacher trainees for public diploma primary teacher training colleges & early childhood development education for the year 2021.

Between Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd July, 2021 compilation of Merit Lists will take place at the county at the Sub Counties.

Zonal Merits will be submitted to the Ministry Headquarters  on Monday 5th July, 2021.

After the selection exercise has been concluded, County Directors will on Monday 19th July 2021 collect admission letters for their SubCounties & respective zones.

Successful candidates will collect their letters from Zona Education Offices on Tuesday 20th July, 2021 

All selected candidates will report to their respective Colleges (One day Reporting) Tuesday 27th July, 2021.

It is important to note that all applicants wishing to be considered for training in Public Diploma Primary Teachers Colleges will be required to register in person at their home SubCounties

Applicants who are living in cities/municipalities will only be considered for registration upon production of Kenyan Identity card 

Only K.C.S.E candidates will be registered.

Diploma Primary Teacher Registration Requirements 


Each candidate will be required to present to the panel original Certificates and National Identity Card or Application for Registration Acknowledgement (A.R.A) for scrutiny before being issued with a registration form. These will be returned to the candidate after verification

Each applicant will be required to attach the following documents to the registration form

  • One certified copy of academic certificate/result slip.
  •  Two certified passport size photographs taken recently, (not photo me).
  • A certified copy of Identity Card (both sides) or Application for Registration Acknowledgement (A.R.A).
  •  A certified copy of School Leaving Certificate.
  •  A certified copy of Cocurricular Activity Certificate obtained (if any). 

Registration Process (Document A) 

 Registration will commence at 8.00 a.m. and end at 5.00 p.m. on official working days. 

All candidates must produce original Certificates or Result Slips 

Each candidate will fill the first section of the assessment form (document B) and other section will be left for official use 

After the candidate has filled the registration forms and attached certified copies of his/her Documents, he/she should immediately hand them over to the SubCounty or as may be Advised by the SCDE 

The SCDE will be required to counter check against copies of certificates the Information entered in the registration forms by the candidates, to ascertain its correctness


SCDE should download the Assessment Form from the Ministry’s website; www.education.go.ke

The candidates will be awarded marks using the following criteria: –

(a) Academic Qualification (Mean Grade): Maximum marks will be 12.

(h) Quality of Certificate (Subjects): Maximum marks will be 84.

(c) Co-curricular activity (if any): Maximum marks will be 5.

Total maximum marks will be 101.

Scoring Procedure

 Academic Qualification

In this part, marks will be awarded in accordance with the mean grade and the 12 points scale shown here below: –

GRADE                                                                      POINTS













Maximum marks awarded will be 12.

Quality of Certificate

Candidates will be awarded marks based on the grades obtained in KCSE IN SUBJECTS. Award marks on the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Kiswahili, best Science subject and any other 3 best subjects, using the 12-point scale shown above.

 Co-Curricular Activities

  • A maximum of 5 marks will be awarded for not more than one of the co-curricular activities such as football, music, debate, drama, Scouting/Girl guide, 4K club, Christian Union etc. at the highest level (National). Marks will be awarded for meritorious performance. Evidence such as certificate or a testimonial letter should be shown.
  • Marks will be awarded as follows: –
(i)        Zonal Level1
(ii)       Divisional Level2
 (iii) Sub-county Level3
(iv) County Level4
(v)  National Level5

Length of stay since KCSE

Marks will be awarded as follows: –

  1. 2007-2008         20
  2. 2009-2010         15
  3. 2011 -2013         10
  4. 2014-2019           5

Maximum mark                                20

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