Ministry of education has lowered entry grades for teacher trainee in certificate and diploma levels in nomad counties.
The move has been instigated by low Net Enrollment Rate (NER) in those counties. Report shows that fifteen years since the introduction of Free Primary Education (FPE), net enrollment rate in mandera is 22.6%, Wajir 25.9%, Marsabit 63.7% and Tana river 63.8% while the national average is 84.6%.
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The report further reveals that the situation is more worse at the secondary level. While the national level is 47.5%, Turkana’s NER is 8.6%, Mandera 7.2% and Marsabitand Samburu 12.7% and 15.7% respectively.
According to the report, one of the major barrier in the delivery of quality basic education to Nomadic communities is acute shortage of trained teachers from local nomadic communities.
In order to increase the number of trained teachers among nomadic communities, MOE has lowered entry grades to teacher training colleges in the following nomadic counties
- Tana River
- West Pokot
- Homa Bay (Suba and Mbita sub counties only)
- Narok (Narok North, East, South and west sub counties only)
- Baringo (Baringo North, Tiaty East Pokot counties)
- Kajiado (Mashuru, Loitoktok, Kajiado East and Central sub counties)
Entry grades for teacher training colleges in Marginalized counties
- Primary teachers training colleges will admit at mean grade D+ (plus) 2018. The mean score will be revised to C- (minus) from 2019 when colleges start offering diploma in primary Education.
- Diploma teacher training colleges will admit from above counties with a mean score of C- with C- and above in the two teaching subjects.
- Only candidates who sat their kcse from 2016 are legible.