Performing arts course, importance, types, career and schools

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Do you have a passion for live entertaining audiences? Do you dance, act, do comedy or other live entertainment? Then performing art is the right course for you to pursue. The course entails learning about those different aspects of live entertainment although they can be recorded and played later as video or audio.

Performing art courses and career deals with interpreting music and dance, performing in a production, auditing for roles, and teaching music. Other activities are, working with actors and directing events, promoting different art, interpreting scripts, and performing in a live audience among others.

Performing art is a wide field that entails live or recorded performances for an audience’s entertainment. Some examples of performing arts are music, dance, comedy, magic, acting, and playing instruments among others.

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TSC requirements for registration and employment

The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) is established by the Kenya Constitution 2010 article 237 to manage teacher issues in the education system in Kenya. One of the main functions of the TSC commission is to register all teachers who are operating in Kenya whether employed by the government or not. It is also mandated to recruit and employ teachers in primary and secondary schools and other institutions that the TSC manages.

To achieve this mandate there are established guidelines and requirements for registration as a teacher and recruitment. The guidelines are also used when students want to enroll in teacher school to be trained as teachers.

To register as a teacher in Kenya you are required to have a Diploma or Bachelor’s in education in the respective area of specialization. You should also meet all other general requirements as set out by TSC.

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What is TSC TPAD appraisal benefits, objectives and process?

The Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) is an online system that TSC uses for quality assurance and performance evaluation of teachers. As per the Teachers Service Commission Code of Regulations for Teachers, 2015 TSC is mandated to create an open appraisal system to strengthen supervision and continuously monitor the performance of teachers in curriculum implementation.

The system was introduced in 2016 for both primary and post-primary teachers. The headteacher is the oversight authority in the institution concerning TPAD.

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Professional documents of a teacher and headteacher in a school

To streamline education in Kenya and content delivery in classrooms the TSC has guidelines that indicate the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders within its organization structure.

From the headteacher and classroom teacher roles and functions the TSC has developed a checklist of professional and legal documents that each should maintain.

It should be noted that these documents are used to evaluate the teacher during the appraisal process that is done on the TPAD system. In this regard, the document must be maintained, updated, and available at any time when requested by the supervisor.

Some of the professional documents for a teacher are timetables, scheme of work, the record of work, syllabi, notes, TPAD records, record of marks, and cocurricular activities among others. The headteacher documents are master timetables, staff personal files, BOM meetings, circulars, and memos among others.

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Roles of TSC county and sub-county director

Education functions in Kenya are not devolved and hence they are managed by the national government under the Ministry of Education and for teachers the TSC. However, the TSC is allowed to have its officers devolved into counties and sub-counties for easy management of teachers.

To manage all the teachers in public primary, secondary, and teacher training schools the TSC has offices in all the counties and sub-counties in the country.

The role assigned to county directors is the overall management of teacher and TSC matters at the county or subcounty level. Their roles include recruitment, transfer, TPAD, discipline, promotions, and enforcing TSC guidelines among other responsibilities assigned from headquarters.

In this article, we cover the roles and functions of both county and sub-county directors as stipulated in the TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers, 2015.

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Roles of headteacher, deputy, and classroom teacher in school

Teacher in classroom setting roles of headteacher

The Teacher Service Commission is among the independent commissions established by the Kenyan constitution to manage teachers in schools. It is mandated to recruit, deploy, promote, discipline, and deal with all issues of human resources relating to teachers in Kenyan schools.

To operationalize the commission the government came up with the Teachers Service Commission Code of Regulations for Teachers, 2015 which gives guidelines on all matter teachers in school.

The main role of the headteacher is to manage the resources both human and physical to ensure a conducive environment for learning. While the deputy is supposed to deputise the roles as assigned. The classroom teacher is to use the available resources to deliver the lesson to learners in the best way possible.

In this article, we look at the roles and responsibilities assigned to the headteacher, deputy headteacher, and teachers in primary, secondary, teacher training colleges, and other learning institutions under the TSC guidelines.

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Requirements to start a school in Kenya

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Every Kenyan parent wants what is best for their child by taking them to the best private or public school. However, most public schools need more resources and infrastructure to meet all the needs to equip the children with the latest educational requirements. Again the schools have a very high student-teacher ratio which reduces the quality of education offered.

To bridge this gap individuals and other organizations have established private schools that try to eliminate the gap.

To start a private school in Kenya you should meet the basic requirements such as a safe and secure location, sanitation facilities, qualified teachers, governance structure, following the KICD curriculum, and maintaining necessary teaching and learning material among others.

In this article, we look at what it takes to start a private or public school in Kenya

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Kabete National Poly courses, and requirements

Kabete National Polytechnic (Kabete NP) is a public TVET institution established by legal notice No. 92 of 2016 per the TVET Act guidelines. It is registered and regulated by TVETA. It is one of the leading national polytechnics in the country with a student population of over 10,000. Kabete National is located in Nairobi county along Waiyaki Way next to Kabete police station.

As a national polytechnic, it is allowed by law to train and award certificates for artisan, craft, diploma, and higher diploma-level courses. It can also collaborate with universities and other educational institutions to offer its courses and examinations.

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KISE functions, courses, and their requirements

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The Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) is a SAGA under the Ministry of Education Kenya that is mandated to ensure every child with special needs access to quality education like any other child. It was established under the Legal Notice No. 17 of 1986.

KISE offers courses related to special needs at the diploma level, craft certificate, and short course

The other core responsibilities of KISE are to conduct training on special education, sensitize the public on special needs requirements, prepare materials, and conduct research on matters related to special needs people.

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Functions and Courses Offered at KEMI

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The Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) is a semi-autonomous government agency under the Ministry of Education mandated to train management skills.

KEMI is the successor of the Kenya Education Staff Institute (KESI). It was established under Legal Notice No. 19 of 2010 as KESI then the name was changed by Legal Notice No. 163 of 2011 to KEMI.

The main functions of the KEMI institution are to train managers in the education sector, carry out research, and provide consultancy services on matters of school leadership.

The institute mostly trains teachers and managers at the basic education level. However, the institute is not limited to only those and can offer the courses and training to any other interested person.

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