Ministry Of education to bear TPD Cost – Review.
Teachers who were required to pay Sh6,000 each for professional development may no longer be required to do so if the ongoing budget review is approved.
The Ministry of Education will bear the cost.
Florence Mutua, chair of the National Assembly’s education committee, stated that the funds will be included in the ministry’s general capitation.
Mutua stated during a committee on budget estimates that the burden will soon be lifted from teachers.
“As a committee we agreed that we will factor Teacher Professional Development in the ministry’s budget and the process is ongoing,” Mutua said.
If this is approved, teachers will no longer have these funds deducted to cover course expenses.
Teachers Service Commission has developed one TPD module so far; the remaining modules will be completed in the second half of the year.
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The commission had hoped to train 5,000 teachers, but 20,000 more signed up for the program.
TSC finance manager Cheptumo Ayabei stated that the commission had taken this into account when submitting the commission’s estimates.
“This is something we thought should be met just like other teachers’ provisions,” he said.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia previously stated that the program is a stand-alone project that requires a separate budget to be factored in.
Ministry Of education to bear TPD Cost – Review