The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has given out new guidelines for registration of refer examinations for teachers in upgrading course offered by all Teachers Training Colleges (TTC).The guidelines will only involve the primary school teachers who had enrolled the upgrading course but failed in the Final Examinations.
Two weeks ago, KNEC released results for the teachers examination course that indicated rampant fails commonly known as referrals. Colleges have since sent examination fee structures to the responsible teacher candidates intending to resit for the Assessment. According to details obtained from one of the National Public TTCs indicates that registration for Referral Examinations is open till January 15 2023. Candidates are expected to pay the amount of money in accordance to the number of examination papers failed. They are also expected to pay Ksh.2500 for practicum assessments.
In 2020, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) launched an upgrading program for teachers. The program was to facilitate teachers to acquire capacity in handling the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) which is replacing the 8.4.4. system. According to TSC, all trained and fully registered teachers were to enroll for a full_time one year upgrade. The upgrading teachers would then do a Diploma for Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) and Diploma for Early childhood education Teacher Education ( DECTE) examinations. The results given out by the national examination body indicates rampant fails commonly known as referrals for the teacher candidates.
Source: KNEC PORTAL
Link 2: https://www.itpd.ac.ke/dpte
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