Ministry of education has invited students who are qualified and willing to pursue diploma in teacher education to submit their applications beginning Tuesday, April 6.
In a statement dated Monday, April 5, education CS Prof. George Magoha stated the Ministry was ready to begin receiving applications from students seeking to join the colleges for Diploma courses.
How To Apply
All applicants wishing to be considered for admission to Diploma Teacher Training Colleges are invited to apply. Registration forms are now available and can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education’s website, www.education.go.ke. Hard copies are available in the County Directors of Education (CDEs) offices.
Duly filled registration forms should be submitted to Sub County Directors of Education Offices from Tuesday, April 6 to Tuesday, April 20, 2021. by the applicants in person.
Applicants are free to apply for a Diploma course in either Primary Teacher Education (PTE) or Early Childhood Development Teacher Education (ECTE). However, no students is allowed to apply for the two courses.
It is important to note that candidates are advised to register in only one centre, double registration will lead to automatic disqualification.
REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
The following are the recommended admission requirements for the Diploma in Primary & Early Childhood Development Teacher Education in Kenya.
a) Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (Grade 1-6)
Entry grade is KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) or its equivalent with a C in the following cluster subjects.
- English and Kiswahili;
- Humanities (Any);
- Sciences (Any).
b) For candidates with disabilities the minimum entry grade is C– (Minus) and a C–(Minus) in the cluster of subjects stated above.
The duration of the course shall be three (3) years in accordance with the approved Curriculum designs.
The Trainees shall be required to cover the recommended hours for coursework, required hours for practicum and pass the assessments as directed by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
The Teacher Trainee shall undertake three months micro–teaching course which is a pre–requisite for teaching practice.