The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has recently released a list of teaching courses that will no longer be eligible for registration. This decision has caused disappointment and frustration among graduates who had completed these courses and were hoping to secure employment within the Teachers Service Commission.
The TSC has specified that applicants who have pursued subjects that are currently not included in the curriculum will not qualify for registration, regardless of whether they have obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or any other form of enhancement in their field of study. The guidelines for the registration of new teachers clearly state that those who have completed a PGDE in these courses are not eligible for registration. According to the TSC, these courses do not provide an adequate amount of subject content, which results in insufficient mastery of the required teaching subjects.
However, it is important to note that individuals who possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Arts, along with a PGDE and proficiency in two teaching subjects, will still be considered eligible for registration.
The decision to exclude these courses was made based on the assessment that they do not cover the necessary material to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the subjects. This lack of subject mastery in the two teaching areas has led to the exclusion of these courses.
Graduates who have completed degrees in the following teaching courses will no longer be eligible for registration and employment by the Teachers Service Commission:
- Natural resources
- Animal husbandry
- Farm machinery
- Kiswahili and Communication
- Business Management/Administration
- Banking and Finance
- Actuarial science
- Environmental science
- All courses related to engineering
- Industrial Chemistry
- Hospitality and tourism
- Foods, nutrition, and Dietetics
- Technology and applied biology
It is important for graduates who have completed these courses to explore alternative employment opportunities outside the Teachers Service Commission. The TSC will only register bachelor’s degree programs in the arts or sciences that include a PGDE and expertise in two teaching disciplines.