Sigh Of Relief As TSC Lifts The Burden Of TPD From This Category Of Teachers.

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In September 22nd this year, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) launched the Teacher Professional Development (TPD) program in Karen at the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA)  which will have a diverse effect in the teaching fratenity.

TPD modules was  meant  to commit teachers in all public schools to undergo refresher courses, which is said to  have a huge impact on their entire careers.

TSC said that the TPD will be used to promote teachers as provided in the Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) of the TSC.

This CPG of TSC has been in existence since 8th November 2017, meaning that TPD modules are the essential conditions for promotion of teachers from one job grade to another.

The  CPG document states, “As per the provision in Regulation 48 of the Code of Regulation for Teachers, teachers are required to undergo professional development programs to enhance their career progression.

This means that given any teacher who wants  to qualify for promotion, he/she  have undergone career progression and completed it according to CPG, fulfill the minimum qualifications per grade, possess the necessary experience and perform their duties to a satisfactory level.

Following this information,331,232 teachers will be directly affected by this demand of the Commission in 2020.

Fortunately,TSC has clearly declared that the teachers who are on study leave and with disciplinary cases will be excluded that is from primary, secondary and teacher training colleges as per the Economic Survey report for 2021.

Therefore it  means that the TPD module will be a new tool to be used for the promotion of teachers apart from the academic credentials of the teachers.

As per  to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TSC, the TPD module will run for the full time as long as the teachers are in the profession.

 

In September 22nd this year, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) launched the Teacher Professional Development (TPD) program in Karen at the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA)  which will have a diverse effect in the teaching fratenity.

TPD modules was  meant  to commit teachers in all public schools to undergo refresher courses, which is said to  have a huge impact on their entire careers.

 

TSC said that the TPD will be used to promote teachers as provided in the Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) of the TSC.

This CPG of TSC has been in existence since 8th November 2017, meaning that TPD modules are the essential conditions for promotion of teachers from one job grade to another.

The  CPG document states, “As per the provision in Regulation 48 of the Code of Regulation for Teachers, teachers are required to undergo professional development programs to enhance their career progression.

This means that given any teacher who wants  to qualify for promotion, he/she  have undergone career progression and completed it according to CPG, fulfill the minimum qualifications per grade, possess the necessary experience and perform their duties to a satisfactory level.

Following this information,331,232 teachers will be directly affected by this demand of the Commission in 2020.

Fortunately,TSC has clearly declared that the teachers who are on study leave and with disciplinary cases will be excluded that is from primary, secondary and teacher training colleges as per the Economic Survey report for 2021.

Therefore it  means that the TPD module will be a new tool to be used for the promotion of teachers apart from the academic credentials of the teachers.

As per  to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TSC, the TPD module will run for the full time as long as the teachers are in the profession.

The modules are structured into six levels of competency where each level will take five years to finish after which each teacher will be required to renew their teaching certificates. Teachers who have not complied may lose their teaching certificates if they fail to undergo the training.

Teachers who are also about to retire in a few years to come should also not be worried as tsc will have to consider them differently.

This follows after a good number of them wrote to the Commission seeking for early retirement so as to avoid being part of the new process.

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