KUCCPS Kicks Off Placement Of Teacher Trainees Into Colleges

Principal Secretary, Elementary Education and Basic Education, Dr. Julius Jawan has announced that the recruitment of applicants in Teachers Training Colleges (TTCs) will be done through Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).

Doctor . The jawan made this announcement while addressing members of the Kenya Teachers College Principals Association (KTCPA) during a workshop on education reforms at the Dairy Training Institute in Naivasha on Wednesday, September 7, 2021.

He equally said that recruiting applicants for pre-service teacher training through KUCCPS would benefit them from the assistance of the Higher Education Loan Board (HELB), like others who enroll in other courses through the institute.

This new policy means that Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates can no longer be selected for Diploma in Elementary Teacher Education (DPTE) or Diploma in Early Childhood Development Teacher Education (DECTE) when applying for secondary education training programmes. can choose the option.

The Kenyan Ministry of Education is managing the recruitment and placement of prospective teachers in teacher training colleges.

Dr. Jawan also announced that the ministry will be part of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) grant which will be used for modernization of teacher training colleges.

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) supports partner countries in building stronger and more flexible education systems to ensure quality education to children.

The Global Education Summit, co-hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in London, has raised a record US$4 billion from donors for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

The Permanent Secretary said that better infrastructure in teacher training colleges guarantees quality preparation of teachers which in turn ensures quality teaching and learning in schools.

He said that “Teacher Training Colleges will be part and parcel of the GPE programme,” said Dr. Jwan.

He further announced that the Office of the Auditor General would audit the finances of public schools.

Dr. Jawan said that all funds received by schools in the form of grants, student fees and donations are public funds under the Public Finance Management Act.

Further, he asked the heads of educational and training institutions to spend money judiciously and in accordance with relevant financial, accounting and procurement laws and regulations.

During this meeting, in attendance were the Director of Teacher Education, Ms. Margaret Mwandel and the President of the Kenya Teachers College Principals Association, Mr. Saul Barsa.

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