Primary school teachers who failed in the just released DPTE and DCTE examinations are now advised to register immediately for resit tests. This is according to the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
In a circular sent to all County Directors of Education and the Principals of all Teachers Training Colleges dated 2nd December 2022, all the teacher trainees who had enrolled for an upgrading course but scored referrals in the National Exams have up to 15/12/2022 to register for the resit exams scheduled for March 2023. The news from the examination body will retrieve new hopes for the hundreds of teachers who terribly failed in the teachers' Assessment. Two days ago KNEC released results for the teachers examination course that indicated rampant fails commonly known as referrals.
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.
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