This curriculum is prompted by the realization that ECD and Primary teachers are ‘strange professionals’ about what each does. Research has shown that children enjoy in the hands of ECD teachers as opposed to the time they transit to primary school, reason being poor link between the two worlds of experiences. It is also noted that most ECD teachers have basic academic qualifications to teach at the primary level although most of them lack jobs and have nothing to do after the 12.30 pm when children proceed home. These personnel, if empowered could alleviate the teacher crisis our country is often faced with. This is the major impetus to this curriculum.
It is also noted that in early childhood parents cooperates more with the teacher than other levels of education therefore the teacher is usually closely connected with the members of the community and he or she can have a strong influence on the life of community members since parents trusts her or him. This prompted the need to have a community option in order to equip early childhood teachers with community mobilization skills.
Why study the programme
The aims of Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Studies Degree programmes shall be:-
This program has been designed to:
(i) 22.214.171.124 Entry Vide University Bridging
A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a minimum of C+ and lacking cluster subjects (Mathematics and English languages as in (i) above). The Candidate must score at least a C plain in the subject he/she is bridging in as in 2.7.1. (a) Above.
A holder of KACE certificate or equivalent with minimum of two principal passes and lacking O level cluster subject grades as in 6.1.1.(ii) above. The candidate must score in the subject in which he/she is bridging in as 6.1.1 (ii)
Exemptions and credit transfers
Credit transfers and exemption are possible depending on the qualification of the applicant. The applicant must have attained the pass mark in the subject to be considered for credit transfer/ exemption from an institution recognized by the Senate. The maximum number of credit transfers given must be determined from time to time by the university Senate.
The following conditions should be met in seeking an exemption for a particular subject:
No exemption shall be granted for professional or clinical subjects.