TSC Bans 26 Bachelor Degree Teaching Courses

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The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has banned 26 Bachelor of Science and Arts Degree Teaching Courses for Teachers seeking employment.

Graduates who completed training in these courses and were anticipating registration by TSC will now need to seek employment opportunities elsewhere.

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“Applicants for registration whose training is in subjects currently not in the curriculum do not qualify, regardless of having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and/or Enhancement.” a¬†section of the guidelines for the registration of new teachers states.

“Those who have completed a PGDE with these courses are not eligible for registration as teachers. These courses lack sufficient subject content, thus the mastery of content in two teaching subjects is inadequate as required.” they further read.

However, the commission clarifies that individuals with a Bachelor of Science or Arts Degree, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), and proficiency in two teaching subjects are eligible for registration.

Mrs Winfred Kathure, a teacher at M.C.K. Kaaga Primary School in Meru County, central Kenya in class ; Image/x

According to the teacher’s employer the banned courses do not cover the requisite material, leading to insufficient mastery in the two designated teaching areas.

TSC will register Bachelor’s degree programs in the arts or sciences that are accompanied by a PGDE in two teaching disciplines.

This announcement has come as a significant setback for many graduates of the affected courses who had hoped for registration and employment by TSC.

The 26 Bachelor of Science and Arts Degree Teaching Courses banned by TSC include:

1. Natural resources
2. Meteorology
3. Forestry
4. Animal husbandry
5. Horticulture
6. Farm machinery
7. Fisheries
8. Anthropology
9. Sociology
10. Theology/Divinity
11. Journalism
12. Kiswahili and Communication
13. Business Management/Administration
14. Banking and Finance
15. Genomics
16. Actuarial science
17. Environmental science
18. Criminology
19. Biotechnology
20. All courses related to engineering
21. Industrial Chemistry
22. Biochemistry
23. Hospitality and tourism
24. Foods, nutrition, and Dietetics
25. Technology and applied biology
26. Microbiology



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