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Questions & Answers for October 2023 TSC Promotion Interviews

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1. What is the structure of the Ministry of education?

The Cabinet Secretary oversees the Ministry of Education. The Director General reports to him, followed by the other two Principal Secretaries.

2. What is the overall role of the Minister for Education?

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Management of educationally-related professional responsibilities and policy formulation.

Project and program creation and management.

Creating course materials.

Training programs being implemented.

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Testing in progress.

Assistance funding for academic institutions.

The audit report issue.

To accept new students and accept transfers.

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Maintaining order in the classroom.

3. Who publishes for the Ministry of Education?

Kenya Literature Bureau KLB

4. What is the role of Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development KICD, inspectorate and Kenya National Examinations Council K.N.E.C?

Mandates of the KICD

Provide guidance to the government on curriculum issues.

Examine and authorize for use in Kenya all educational and training programs and resources, both domestic and international, at all levels.

Curriculum development policies should be put into effect in both primary and secondary schools.

Policy, review, and creation of curricula can be informed by research that is both initiated and conducted.

Distribute the collected data to educational institutions, students, and other relevant groups by documenting and cataloging curriculum, curricular support materials, and innovations.

Distribute, print, and publish curriculum-related materials for use in primary, secondary, and higher education settings.

– Work with other people and organizations to plan and execute professional development opportunities for educators in the fields of teaching, training teachers, quality assurance and standards, and curriculum development.

Create, examine, and give final approval to educational programs, curricula, and supplementary materials that are up to par with global benchmarks.

– Keeping an eye on how the school is run.

Keeping an eye on how well lessons are being taught and what students are actually retaining.

– To make sure that pupils take part in activities outside of class.

– Make sure educators are equipped to convey curricular material effectively.

Create a system of checks and balances to keep everyone honest and make sure money is being spent wisely.

Resource mobilization for agreed-upon strategic planning-based institutional development.

For the benefit of the institution, to foster collaboration and networking.

The purpose of this meeting is to debate and approve yearly and termly reports before sending them on to the county education board (CEB).

To ensure that all students get a high-quality education that meets the requirements of applicable laws and policies at the state, federal, and county levels.

To manage the administration of tests and other forms of scholastic evaluation to make sure they are fair and accurate.

In order to create a setting in which members of the school community can carry out their responsibilities successfully and the institution’s goals can be attained, it is imperative that appropriate and sufficient physical activities and instructional materials be made available.

 The core functions of the KNEC are to:

Create state-wide and statewide tests.

Sign up candidates to take the KNEC tests.

Perform tests and analyze findings.

Give out recognition documents to those who deserve it.

Replace lost credentials by printing new ones.

Study the process of evaluating schools.

Give tests on behalf of international accrediting bodies.

5. What are the national goals of education?

In an effort to encourage national pride and solidarity.

In order to foster national development across social, economic, technological, and industrial fronts.

To aid in one’s personal growth and sense of accomplishment.

Goal: to encourage social justice and personal accountability.

To spread positive moral and religious principles.

To encourage a sense of global responsibility and a constructive perspective on other countries.

To foster an optimistic perspective on health and sustainability.

6. What is the composition of the board of Management of a school and how are they chosen?

B.O.M is established under Section 55 of The Basic Education Act 2013. It is composed of;

– The head of the school as the secretary of the board,

– 6 persons elected to represent parents or the local community in the case of County Sec. School.

– 1 person nominated by the county board.

– 1 person representing the teaching staff elected by teachers.

– 3 representatives of school sponsors.

– 1 person to represent a special interest group.

– 1 person to represent persons with special needs.

– 1 representative of the student council as an ex-official

TSC Promotion Interview Questions and Answers October 2023

7. Differentiate between the roles of the B.O.M and P.A in a School.


– Providing oversight on the management of the school.

– Monitoring curriculum delivery and learning achievement in the school.

– To ensure that the students engage in extra curriculum activities.

– To ensure the competence of the teachers in the delivery of the content of the curriculum.

– Develop all institutional policies and ensure accountability and prudent use of institutional resources.

– Mobilizing resources for the institution development based on agreed strategic planning.

– To promote networking and partnership for the school.

– To discuss and approve comprehensive termly and annual reports and forward them to the county education board (CEB).

– To promote quality education and training for all learners in accordance with the standards set under the education acts, national policies, and county government policies.

– To supervise and ensure quality in curriculum implementation and delivery and oversee the conduct of examination and assessments of the school.

– To ensure and assure the provision of proper and adequate physical activities as well as teaching and learning resources in order to create an enabling environment for the school community to perform their duties effectively and achieve set objectives of the institution.

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Parent Association – P.A

– Raise money to help both the running and the activities of the school.

– Explain the roles of the school to the community, this is how teachers and community members come to a more harmonious relationship.

– They give their points of view to the teachers concerning academic improvement and moral standards.

– Help headteachers and their staff maintain effective discipline among their students.

8. Define curriculum, co-curricular, and core curriculum.

Curriculum – All planned learning programs that facilitate formal, non-formal, and informal learning.

   Co-curriculum – Voluntary curriculum that includes sport, clubs, student government, and school publications.

   Core curriculum – The body of knowledge, skills, and attitudes expected to be learned by all students, generally related to a set of subjects and learning areas that are common to all students.

9. Distinguish between formal, non-formal, and informal curriculum.

   – Formal curriculum – The curriculum in which there are deliberately organized, planned, and written processes in a formally organized learning institution such as a school with organized structures such as classrooms.

– Non-formal curriculum – Refers to any organized, planned, and written learning activity that operates outside the formal education system. It emphasizes practical skills and targets a particular population group.

   – Informal or Hidden curriculum – Curriculum that constitutes a lifelong process in which people learn from everyday experiences which are not necessarily planned




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