TSC back tracks on scrapping of Bachelor of Ed. degree

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has made a big U-turn on its proposals to permanently scrap off Bachelor of Education degree courses for teachers.

Speaking during the release of the Form one selection results exercise yesterday, Macharia stated that the commission had no powers to scrap off any university programme.

She added that the role of determining degrees is mandated to the Universities’ Senate.

“TSC’s mandate is limited to reviewing and advising on standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service,” Macharia stated.

Initially, TSC had advocated to scrap off the degree and instead advocate for teachers to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science course for three years.