The ministry also plans to develop mechanisms for rebranding the profession so that it can attract the top students in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.
The shortfall, coupled with complaints on the quality of teachers, informed the introduction of the new programme; Degree of Education Primary (External), which Kyambogo University will offer through PTCs across the country.
Bungoma, Kisii and Makueni are among the counties worst hit by a serious secondary schools teacher shortage as the 100 percent transition policy takes effect, it has emerged.
Lack of motivation is shown by the high rate of teacher absenteeism in Uganda.
Once again, poor teacher training, language of instruction, teacher/learner absenteeism, lack of teaching materials, overcrowded classrooms and low funding were cited as problem areas.
On January, 21, this newspaper run a story on how private school operators protested a government proposal to enact a policy that would regulate tuition in learning institutions.
“He was born a teacher,” adds Abdallah “And one who is loyal to his work in addition to being honest and respectful to authorities and subordinates.”
Elyas Abdi, Director-General of the State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education, said they targeted these communities, nomadic ones in particular, to boost the number of teachers there due to a shortage.
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) is one of United Kingdom’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies.
According to Mr Patrick Muinda, the Ministry of Education spokesperson, the transfers took into account those who had personally requested but the majority were those who had overstayed at their duty station for more than 10 years.
“I know some people call me insane when they see me insisting on all my students having dictionaries during my lessons but this has on the contrary greatly helped them get good results,” he says.
I had planned to close this judicial transformation series this week, focusing on law practice, on the role of the lawyer as an agent of change in the justice system.
Indeed, the media are awash with reports of overstretched facilities in schools, including some dining halls being converted into dormitories and libraries serving as classrooms, among other bizarre incidents.
KIM has branches in Chuka, Eldoret, Embu, Kakamega, Kapsabet, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitengela, Machakos, Meru, Mombasa, Nairobi, Naivasha, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Narok, Nyahururu, Nyeri, and Thika.
I invite all candidates who wish to revise their choices for degree, diploma and certificate courses for government sponsorship to proceed with the exercise as soon as the portal is open,” Amina said.
She said that while there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to unruly behaviour in our schools, there are certain methods that can be adopted to deal with different circumstances.
The authority aims at delivering a labor market relevant and competent workforce through registration, licensing, accreditation and development of institutions, programs, and trainers.
“We request the government to consider our proposal to ensure the schools are run efficiently,” says a document submitted to the Education ministry by the association's chairman Kahi Indimuli.
Herbert Asiimwe Mutamba, a retired sciences teacher turned author told The Independent that the government is at a loss when half of the students fail to score even a pass eight in the subjects.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is a body formed in the Kenyan constitution that aids in managing human resources, especially in matters to do with education.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive officer Nancy Macharia directed headteachers to ensure that all pupils who wrote the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations in 2018 join secondary schools.