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D+ Is Fine If You Want To Become A Teacher, Says CS Amina

Education CS, Amina Mohammed has thrown her support behind lowering cutoff for teacher training to grade D+ in KCSE. This comes after backlash over the quality of training if such low grades were admitted into teaching institutions and courses. She added that the decision will apply affirmative action and factor in schools in regions that are marginalised.

Education CS, Amina Mohammed has thrown her support behind lowering cutoff for teacher training to grade D+ in KCSE. This comes after backlash over the quality of training if such low grades were admitted into teaching institutions and courses. She added that the decision will apply affirmative action and factor in schools in regions that are marginalised.

She argued that the decision will improve the number of teachers in these regions and in turn improving the quality of education.

In September, the Kenya National Qualification Framework announced lower qualifications for students joining teacher training colleges.

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In the new requirements, a diploma in education will need a C plain or C- in KCSE, which is lower than the previous C+. On the other hand, a certificate in education ( P1 ), will need a D+, down from a C plain.
Furthermore, KNQF proposes to phase out certificate courses from 2019 but retain diplomas for primary school trainees

“We need to give everybody a chance. A student in Mandera and other parts of northern Kenya cannot be compared with someone from Mang’u High School even if they have scored a D. “We are still struggling with teacher-to-student ratio, currently the ministry is looking for teachers who can serve as curriculum assistants (untrained teachers) in the northern part of the country,”

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