The diploma in Education (Primary) programme at Egerton University is designed to produce teachers with an in-depth understanding of the subject matter, sound professional skills and ability to adapt to the ever-changing Educational needs in Kenya. Its focus is on quality instruction and management of primary schools.
This two year course leading to Diploma in Primary Education from Egerton University is aimed at improving the competency of primary school teachers in instruction and managerial skills which is presently largely lacking in public schools.
In addition, there is a pool of trained teachers with P1 certificates who do not meet the present minimum requirement for entry into B.Ed primary programme at Egerton University. The programme will therefore provide a suitable bridge for entry into B.Ed primary and further training.
The aim of this Education programme at Egerton University is to improve the quality of primary school instruction and management. The specific objectives of the programme are to:
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII
Egerton University minimum entry requirements for Diploma Programmes
The entry requirements set out below are only minimum, and they do not in any way, entitle an applicant to a place at Egerton University.
Diploma in Education (Primary) programme at Egerton University shall take a minimum period of two (2) years (total of 1620 hrs) of 108 credit factors (CF) drawn from professional courses, subject content areas and instructional materials preparation (Learning Resource Project). The maximum period for a student to complete the course is four years.
Under School Based (Part Time Mode), the schedule of the course will be as follows:
Block 1 in April (4 weeks), Block 2 in August (4 weeks) and Block 3 in December (4 weeks). The three (3) blocks will constitute one academic year. Each academic year will be referred to as a Level e.g. Level one (L1) Level Two (L2