Bridge Acad­e­mies to hire 700 P1 teach­ers to meet min­istry guide­lines on stan­dards

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

Bridge In­ter­na­tional Acad­e­mies aims to re­cruit more than 700 P1 teach­ers by the end of De­cem­ber. This is part of the new re­quire­ments set by the Ed­u­ca­tion min­istry about teach­ers’ stan­dards in the new guide­lines for Al­ter­na­tive Pro­vi­sion of Ba­sic Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Schools. Se­nior pub­lic re­la­tions man­ager Jack­line Walumbe said the APBETS reg­u­la­tions re­quire low-cost schools have at least 30 per cent of teach­ers with P1 qual­i­fi­ca­tions. Bridge is cur­rently at 24.7 per cent. “We’ve an on­go­ing teacher re­cruit­ment. We hope to have 36.9 per cent of trained teach­ers, in our staff room,” Walumbe said. She said those hired will be in class­rooms come Jan­uary, and these num­bers will be more than what the reg­u­la­tions re­quire. While the new guide­lines de­mand a 30 per cent min­i­mum for trained teach­ers, the rest must be un­der­tak­ing recog­nised in-ser­vice train­ing for pro­gres­sive regis­tra­tion with the TSC.

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