MKU Reschedule TPD Training Due To Low Teacher Turnup.
Teacher Professional Development (TPD) training at Mount Kenya University has been rescheduled due to low teacher turnup.
The online training of teachers in the institution on TPD ended last week when the introductory module at MKU entered its second session.
Unfortunately, the low number of teachers attending the training forced the university to reschedule the virtual training.
MKU was the first university to start training on TPD. The five-day training of teachers in MKU started from April 4.
This year (2022) the dates have been set from Tuesday to April 23.
Institutions selected to provide TPD training include Mount Kenya University, Riyara University, Kenyatta University and Kenya Institute of Education Management (KEMI).
KEMI is set to start training on Monday next week, with the second session commencing from 11 to 14 April 2022.
The management team of KEMI disclosed that it is mandatory under the legal notice number 19/2010 to provide education management training, provide consultancy services and conduct research in education sector including TPD.
Why the low number?
There are several reasons for the low number of teachers coming to attend TPD training.
The first reason is a possible parliamentary recommendation with Members of Parliament (MPs) calling for an immediate pause to the TPD to allow appropriate stakeholder participation and consultation.
In addition to consultation and participation of key stakeholders in the TPD process, the National Assembly also called on the government to pay Mr. The list of institutions offering 6,000 training fee and refresher courses will be expanded.
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) marking of national examinations is another reason why teachers who have to attend training are currently included in the marking of national examinations.
Inflation experienced by Kenyans amid rising prices of key commodities such as cooking oil, maize flour and petrol fuel shortages in many parts of the country has forced teachers to double-check before undertaking the financial obligations associated with teacher professional development. contributed to thinking. Training.
Teachers are required to pay Sh. 6,000 for TPD and the training takes up to 30 years to complete.