The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) announced that the registration of candidates for the 2023 teachers' education examinations has been opened to Friday, January 20.
In a statement dated Friday, January 13, KNEC detailed the list of examinations interested teachers can register for in the academic year 2023.
These teacher education examinations are professional examinations administered to persons wishing to join the teaching profession at various levels.
"Additionally, candidates who were referred to Primary Education (PTE) examination which has been phased out shall be allowed to re-sit the papers referred for the last time in March/April 2023, thereafter KNEC shall not offer the PTE examination," KNEC added.
Some of the exams include Upgrade Diploma in Primary Education (UDPTE), Upgrade Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (UDECTE), Certificate in Primary Teacher Education (PTE) for candidates referred in previous years, and a Teacher Certificate for Adult Education (TCAE).
Others are Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE), Diploma in Special Education, and Diploma and Certificate in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE).
ECDE examinations are courses taken by students who wish to specialise in Early Childhood Education.
While the PTE is a two-year course taken by students who wish to be teachers at the Primary School level after they complete the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.
All those who pursue the course are awarded a certificate in Primary Teacher Education.
TCAE examination on the other hand is a two-year course taken by students who wish to be teachers at an adult education centre after they complete the KCSE examination.
It is administered to eligible candidates within Kenya by the Directorate of Adult and Continuing Education, in the Ministry of Education on behalf of KNEC.
All interested teachers have been urged to register before the set deadline.
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