The Ministry of education is in the process of advertising the upgrading Diploma program for year 2021.
The upgrade Diploma program that is yet to be advertised target trained teachers who are not in service and wish to upgrade from ECDE Certificate to Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE) and from Primary Teacher Education Certificate to Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) respectively.
The decision above follows a meeting that was held on 15th July, 2021 at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) chaired by the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) and attended by a representative of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), KICD and the Ministry discussed the upgrade program for teachers.
All teachers in service with Teacher Service Commission (TSC), County Governments and Private Schools will be expected to start the blended upgrade program when the school calendar normalizes having been disrupted by COVID 19 Pandemic.
In a document seen by this author, Julius O. Jwan, the principal secretary basic education has requested regional and county bosses of education you to communicate to all Headteachers in your jurisdiction who should subsequently inform their staff.
“The purpose of this letter is to request you to communicate to all Headteachers in your jurisdiction who should subsequently inform their staff,” stated PS Jwan.