TSC agrees With KUCCPS On Mathematics Mean Grade For Those Joining Teaching Profession
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) agrees With Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) on Mathematics mean grade for those joining teaching profession.
TSC has in recent times introduced various measures ranging from training new criteria to all teachers with a core aim to improve the quality of teaching.
The commission has already abolished the p1 certificate in favor of diploma. This means that it is now clear that all students who want to become a teacher in primary or secondary must have at least a diploma in education.
For Diploma in Education primary option, one must obtain a minimum average grade of C, in addition to a C in Mathematics while the new secondary option, an individual must have an average grade of C+, and a C in maths and English, and a C+ in teaching subjects.
Last week, the KUCCPS board had proposed to remove mathematics as a compulsory subject for students eyeing in education courses in association with universities.
Unexpectedly, the TSC has come out to clear the air for saying that Mathematics should be compulsory as teachers require it during assessment and evaluation of learners.
The Teachers Service Commission Quality Control Assurance and Standards Officer Dr Ruben Nathamburi yesterday said that Mathematics is important in competency based curriculum hence must be a mandatory requirement.
In a statement made ,Nathamburi said “We are saying that even at Diploma level teachers should have Mathematics because under CBC, there is a methodology called Measurement and Evaluation is a unit.”
Prof .Nathamburi also urged for consultation with more stakeholders before taking a decision.