The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has banned over 20 Bachelor of Science and Arts Degree Teaching Courses on the grounds they do not provide sufficient subject content.
The commission made it clear that it will not register graduates who undertook training in those courses.
The said courses are currently not in the curriculum, and hence TSC cannot register teachers whose training is in subjects that are not in the curriculum.
“Applicants for registration whose training is in subjects that are currently NOT in the curriculum do not qualify irrespective of having undertaken a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and/or Enhancement”
“Those who have undertaken a PGDE with these courses are NOT eligible for registration as teachers. These courses do not provide sufficient subject content, and therefore the mastery of the content in two teaching subjects is not adequate as required,” read part of the guidelines for registration of new teachers
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The ban means that graduates who had invested their money and time in those courses will have to seek job opportunities in other sectors.
TSC, however, clarified that those with a bachelor of Science or Arts Degree, a post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), and 2 teaching subjects are qualified for registration.
The banned courses by TSC are Bachelor’s Degree in:
- Natural resources
- Animal husbandry
- Farm machinery
- Kiswahili and Communication
- Business Management/Administration
- Banking and Finance
- Actuarial science
- Environmental science
- All courses related to engineering
- Industrial Chemistry
- Hospitality and tourism
- Foods, nutrition, and Dietetics
- Technology and applied biology