The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) has given ECDE teacher candidates till 15th March to register for exams based on subjects which they failed.
Knec released results for 2021 ECDE Diploma and Certificate candidates and immediately issued the timelines for candidates to register for resits.
The 2021 candidates are the last lot to sit for the ECDE Certificate and Diploma courses under 8.4.4 curriculum.
Those who will register for referrals will sit for the registered papers in July 2022. A timetable will also be released by Knec to guide the resits.
According to the examiner anyone who has ever had a referral should register for a resit as this will be the last registration for all referrals.
Knec says there will be no other window to register for referrals once the deadline sets as they will be done with the 8.4.4 system and allow the new curriculum to take root.
CHARGES FOR REPEATING ECDE EXAMS
- One Subject – 2,190/-
- Two Subjects – 2,970/-
- Three Subjects – 3,750/-
- Four Subjects – 4,530/-
- One Subject – 2,790/-
- Two Subjects – 3,870/-
- Three Subjects – 4,950/-
- Four Subjects – 6,530/-
KNEC EXAM SUBJECTS OFFERED UNDER ECDE CERTIFICATE
7011 Child Development and Psychology
7012 Foundations and Management of ECDE
7013 Child Health, Nutrition, Guidance and Counseling
7014 Curriculum and Methodology
7016 Curriculum Activities
KNEC EXAM SUBJECTS OFFERED UNDER ECDE DIPLOMA
6011 Foundations of ECDE and Curriculum Development
6012 Psychology, Personality Development, Guidance and Counseling
6013 Child Growth and Development
6014 Health, Nutrition and Child Rights
6015 Management of ECDE, Community Development and Research
6016 Methodology and Curriculum Activities
The coming of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) has killed the ECDE teacher training colleges including the famous DICECE.
The entry grade for training in early childhood education has also changed. Currently one must have a minimum of KCSE mean grade C (plain) to study teaching.
However those with disabilities can join to study teaching if they scored a minimum KCSE grade C- (minus).
Read below for full requirements for joining TTC to study childhood teacher education.
RECRUITMENTS FOR DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT TEACHER EDUCATION
All applicants wishing to be considered for admission to Diploma Teacher Training Colleges are advised to learn these requirements and selection procedures.
The Ministry is expected to announce the intake at the end of the month of March.
Registration forms will be available online and can be downloaded from the Ministry of Education’s website, www.education.go.ke.
Hard copies will be available in the County Directors of Education (CDEs) offices.
Those with special needs are also encouraged to apply.
N/B:Candidates are advised to register in only one Centre because double registration will lead to automatic disqualification