Kenya Universities will nolonger be offering Bachelor of Education degrees

Bachelor of Education degree course (B. Ed) will no longer be offered in Kenyan universities beginning September 2021.

The TSC now wants Kenyan universities to scrap the B.Ed course as part of reforms intended to usher in the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

Students who wish to pursue a career in teaching will instead take regular ARTS or SCIENCE degrees and a ONE-year POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA in education to qualify for registration as teachers.

The B.Ed degree has existed as the basic training course for teachers in Kenya since 1972. The TSC has proposed C+ (plus) as the minimum entry grade for those who want to train as teachers and a minimum of B-(minus) in three teaching subjects.

“In order to professionalise the teaching service and improve the quality of education, the Commission needs to review entry grades to the teaching service and advice the national government. This will raise the standards of the teaching profession and attract more quality grades,” the report read.

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