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TSC Requirements for Designating Teachers at TTC Instructors at Teacher Training Colleges (TTC) are typically appointed by TSC after fulfilling the prerequisites for providing teacher candidates with the methodological and pedagogical training needed to comply with Competency-based curricula. These instructors are typically referred to as Lecturer I under T-Scale 8, as stated by the teacher’s employer. To qualify for such a position, one must have at least three (3) years of experience in service and be appointed as a teacher at TTC. Furthermore, a commitment to providing high-quality education and a great performance rating are expected during the evaluation process.…

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TSC (4) Principal Justifications for Refusing Transfer Approval for Teachers The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) processes requests for teacher transfers or recommendations from one institution to another, but most requests are not approved. Many teachers who submit transfer requests occasionally find themselves unable to comprehend the rationale behind denied approvals. It should be noted that the commission verifies the smooth operation of schools, the wellbeing of teachers, and the children before approving transfers. Therefore, TSC may reject teacher transfer requests for the following four typical reasons: 1. TSC established a time: Teachers’ employers state that teachers can only request a…

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Mandatory Documents for Reinstatement in the TSC Register of Teachers Application Applicants must follow the format specified in Form B (below this article), a crucial element of the Eighth Schedule of the Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT), to seek reinstatement to the Register of Teachers. Submit Form B, the application form, in triplicate to the TSC County Director of the educator’s county of residence for validation. COMPULSORY DOCUMENTS In order to streamline the application procedure, it is mandatory for every applicant to furnish the subsequent documents: i) Applicants must ensure that the DCI Certificate of Good Conduct is valid…

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JSS Teachers Concerns First Before Dialogue, Odinga Demands Opposition leader Raila Odinga has declared that he will not participate in the national dialogue proposed by President William Ruto until justice is addressed. Odinga emphasized the need for justice to precede any talks, as expressed in a letter to Kenyan youth on Sunday. Odinga expressed solidarity with the young generation leading anti-government protests for over a month. He outlined specific demands that the government must meet before he agrees to engage in the six-day multi-sectoral dialogue forum proposed by President Ruto on July 9, 2024. Join Our WhatsApp Channel Initial Support…

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Kipsang and KLB Board Clash Over Managing Director Appointment Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang’s decision to reverse Kenneth Jumba’s appointment as acting Managing Director of Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) has sparked disagreement with the board. In a letter dated July 19, 2024, addressed to KLB Board Chairperson Rispah Wephukulu, Dr. Kipsang rescinded Jumba’s appointment, directing that Victor Lomaria continues as MD. Board’s Response The PS made this decision shortly after the board, consisting of nine members, approved Jumba’s appointment and forwarded the letter to Kipsang. He directed Wephukulu to submit the curriculum vitae of all KLB managers to facilitate consultations…

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Ministry of Education Nullifies University Admission Letters for KCSE 2023 Cohort On Friday, the Ministry of Education annulled all the calling letters issued by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) to the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) cohort. Education Principal Secretary Beatrice Muganda stated in her letter dated July 19 that the previously issued admission letters were no longer valid. This directive specifically targeted students planning to pursue degree courses. The Ministry of Education emphasized that students and their guardians should disregard the previously communicated full cost of each degree program. Follow Teachers Updates Page…

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National Assembly Reinstates Ksh5.1 Billion for National Exams The National Assembly has approved the request from Basic Education Principal Secretary (PS) Belio Kipsang to reinstate Ksh5.1 billion for administering national exams. Kipsang had indicated that without these funds, the administration and supervision of national exams would be jeopardized, creating uncertainty around the exam dates for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). The Departmental Committee on Education submitted a proposal to restore the funds that had been cut by the Treasury. A statement from the National Assembly mentioned that the committee proposed…

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Nyamira Teacher Faces Attempted Murder Charges After Caning Pupil 107 Times Jackson Mobisa Marucha, a teacher at Riang’ombe SDA Primary School, gained notoriety in March 2023 for caning a Grade Four pupil 107 times on the buttocks. The severe punishment followed the student’s report that his school uniforms had been stolen from a clothesline. Initially, investigating officers suggested that Marucha be charged with assault. However, after further review, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) decided to press attempted murder charges. The case will be mentioned on July 29 at the Keroka Law Courts in Nyamira County. Details…

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Education Ministry Revokes Fees for First-Year Students The Ministry of Education has revoked previously issued fee structures for first-year students placed in universities by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS). This change impacts students set to join public universities in September for the 2023/2024 academic year. In a statement, Higher Education Principal Secretary Beatrice Inyangala advised parents and guardians to disregard any prior fee communications. The Ministry of Education announced that any previously communicated fee information in university admission letters is now null and void. This decision follows recommendations made by Members of Parliament in June, who…

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School Feeding Program at Risk as Free Day Secondary Education Faces Budget Cuts The Education budget cuts will significantly impact the school feeding program, which supports learners in Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) counties and impoverished urban areas. This program aims to provide meals to encourage retention and reduce school dropouts. The program received Sh3 billion in the 2023/2024 fiscal year, but these funds have now been transferred to the State Department of ASALs for the 2024/2025 year. Although the budget for the feeding program has not been reduced, Kipsang argued that moving it to another department would affect its…

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