Kibabii Diploma Teachers’ Training College came into operation in January 2008 and as such is academically young.
The first intake of students are doing their second year are 104 students. This group will sit the first KNEC Diploma in Teacher Education Examination in March, 2010. Preparations for this examination are underway and the lecturers are doing a thorough job despite the acute shortage of teaching staff in a number of subjects.
Our second lot of students, 280 students in number, joined the college the beginning of this year and came in with steam. They quickly settled down and have taken their curricular responsibilities in earnest.
The college has a Teachers’ Service Commission Staff of 41. This number includes those in administration. Because of the aforementioned shortages, some of the administrators have often found themselves combining the office with the classroom to assist the students. As the Registrar, I am greatly indebted to these selfless officers and the teaching staff as a whole, for ensuring that curriculum implementation does not lag behind.
Just last week, from 9th to 10th July, 2009 the college organized a very successful staff induction cum orientation on the Effective Implementation of the Diploma Curriculum. The facilitators were sourced from various places, but one thing in common is that they were persons with a wealth of experience in the Diploma curriculum, in some cases, running upto 30 years.
CORE SUBJECTS OFFERED
Each student studies Education, Physical Education and two of the following:
- Christian Religious Education
- Islamic Religious Education
- Business Studies
Also, each student studies the following support subjects:-
- Environmental Science
- Library Science
- General workshop
- Communication Skills in English
Each of the Support Subjects is a first year course only with the exception of Communication Skills and I.C.T which are taught of two years.