Government announces new training offer for teachers – How to apply


The government, through the Ministry of Education, on Tuesday February 23 announced the demand for teacher training for 2021 admission nationwide.

The public notice was published by Julius Jwan, the Principal Secretary of the State Department for Vocational and Technical Education (ATV) requiring applicants to apply for admission to graduate teacher training colleges.

Successful candidates will be trained in education diploma in primary and early childhood development.

George Magoha Education CS speaks to journalists in Nairobi on Wednesday January 6, 2021

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Interested applicants should take note that the opportunity will only run for two weeks starting on Tuesday February 23 and will end on Sunday March 7, 2021.

The application can only be made in person by accessing and downloading the application forms from the official websites of the Ministry of Education.

Completed forms must be submitted to Regional Directors of Education (CDE) by the stipulated deadline.

According to the PS, the application is open to all TBEN and those with special needs are mainly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

Primary education diploma from 1st to 6th grade, must have KCSE average grade of C (simple) ordinary and must have a C (simple) in English, Kiswahili and mathematics. They should also have a C (Plain) in a humanity and a C (Plain) in a science.

For applicants with disabilities, the minimum average entry mark is C- (Less) and C- (Less) in the above-mentioned subjects.

The duration of the course is several years and will cover both lectures and practical lessons.

Trainees will also undertake assessments as directed by the Kenya National Examining Board (KNEC).

Education CS Prof.  George Magoha, PS for VTT Julius Juan and Homabay County Commissoner during a visit to Ogande Secondary in Homabay County on January 28, 2021

Education CS Prof. George Magoha, PS for ATV Julius Juan and Homabay County Commissioner during a visit to Ogande High School in Homabay County on January 28, 2021

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