Knec announces PTE 2022 certificates ready for collection in TTC’s

Knec announces PTE 2022 certificates ready for collection in TTC's

The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has revealed that candidates who sat for 2022 Primary Teacher Education (PTE) exams can now visit their respective colleges for collection of their certificates.

Knec said the Teacher Training College (TTC) Principals should visit the Knec offices for collection of the documents which they will then issue to the candidates.

“PTE July 2022 examination certificates are ready for collection. Principals can collect them in person or delegate to a stated official from the college who must have an authorized letter from the college for identification before collection from the KNEC offices,” Knec said on its Tweeter and Facebook handles.

However the teachers will now have to take another step to upgrade their certificates to be inline with the new curriculum.

TSC is planning to stop recruitment of PTE teachers saying the certificate will be irrelevant from next year as there will be no 8.4.4 class remaining in primary school.

Primary schools will start from Grade 1 to Grade 6.

A taskforce had recommended both P1 and ECDE teachers to undergo mandatory training to be at par with the demand of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

The team want the teachers to upgrade their certificate to the current Diploma Primary Teacher Education (DPTE).

TSC teachers who wish to continue teaching in primary and secondary schools will also have to undergo a one-year mandatory retraining to align them with the demand of the new curriculum.

This is part of the of recommendations of a draft report by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER).

The training of the first cohorts started in October last year.

The second cohorts started in September this year. According to a circular dated 6th October 2022 sent to TTC Principals, only eight TTCs are to be used to train the teachers this year due to the low enrollment.

Due to the low number of P1 teachers who applied for upgrading the Ministry of Education, Principal Secretary, ordered placement of students to be merged into eight colleges.

The PS asked the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) to redistribute the students in the eight colleges as follows;

  1. Murang’a TTC for Meru, Egoji and Kigari TTCs
  2. Machakos TTC for Kitui, Kilimambogo and Garissa TTCs
  3. Kericho TTC for Tambach, Baringo and Mosoriot TTCs
  4. Asumbi TTC for Migori and Kenyenya TTCs
  5. Kaimosi TTC for Eregi, Seme, Bondo, Ugenya, Bunyore, Bishop Mahon and Chesta TTCs
  6. Shanzu TTC for Galana and Kwale TTCs
  7. Aberdare TTC for Narok TTC
  8. Thogoto TTC for Kamwenja TTC

TSC in its Framework plans to end recruitment of PTE teachers in the year 2024 and replace it with DPTE as the minimum entry to teaching profession.

Many P1 teachers are yet to join the program citing high cost of training. The teachers are looking forward for employment despite failing to upgrade.

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