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trinity college
 
   
A BRIEF HISTORY

Before setting up a provincial TEE Programme, TEE Programmes existed in some dioceses like Nakuru, Mt Kenya , Nairobi and Machakos. In February 1993 and July 1994, the diocesan TEE directors met to discuss the future of Theological Education by Extension in the Anglican Church of Kenya. Among the recommendations they brought to the Provincial Board of Theological Education were:

Make Trinity College the Provincial headquarters for co -ordinating TEE.
Establishment of a Provincial Certificate in Christian and Religious Studies(CCRS)
Authorize a body to examine for the certificate.
Discuss the strengthening of training in the Bible Colleges to include TEE methodology.
Encourage bishops to appoint competent people as TEE directors.
Encourage bishops to put more TEE into their diocesan budgets

In July 1995, a TEE Director’s workshop recommended:-

1. The appointment of a Provincial TEE coordinator.
2. The setting up of a Provincial TEE office.
3. The training of TEE directors and facilitators.
4. The development of suitable TEE courses.

All this was made possible by the support of Trinity Church New York, so a Provincial Coordinator was appointed in October 1996.

In March 1997, the Provincial Synod resolved that Trinity College should become the headquarters for TEE in the Province.

During a top level conference on Theological Education in the Anglican Church of Kenya towards the 21st Century held at Kabare in September 1997, the Provincial Board of Theological Education re-affirmed its decision that Trinity College should work in cooperation with Carlile College to develop higher level courses. This was followed by a memorandum of understanding being signed between Trinity College and Carlile College in July 1999.

Vision and Mission Statement

Vision
Trinity College will be an Anglican Church of Kenya resource center for continuing education in theology that will seek to enable a vibrant, integrated programme of Theological Education by Extension (TEE)to operate at every academic level throughout the country and equip God’s people for service witness.

Mission
To bring about transformation in the society by enabling learning of the Word of God through self-instructional courses at all levels using the extension and distance methods of education; to train tutors/enablers and TEE directors; to run short courses and conferences as may be needed and to cooperate in ecumenical TEE endeavours.

 
   
Courses offered
 
 
Parish based Basic Level TEE Programmes are run by dioceses. Diocesan TEE directors, who are trained by the Provincial TEE staff, are responsible for administering the basic Programmes in accordance with accepted standardized practice as by the ACK Provincial TEE Council. The Provincial TEE Programme –Trinity College offers a certificate in Christian and Religious Study by distance learning.
 
 
Student intake Capacity – Certificate Course Only
 
The capacity of student intake is unlimited.  
   
No. of Students  

The number of students who are currently taking the Certificate in Christian and Religious Studies course (CCRS) is 305.

 
   
Number of Tutors  

The institution has trained 49 tutors/facilitators to facilitate group learning in various dioceses. Currently, there are 21 learning groups in progress.

 
   
Registration  

Students can register in two ways.

Group Registration
Students are normally registered as a group, provided they have an approved TEE group facilitator who is registered with Trinity College. This means:

Students are advised to inquire at their diocesan office for information about TEE groups and to join the group that is most conveniently located.
Any group of ten students may be registered as a TEE group.
Students normally register through a TEE group facilitator in the diocese where they live. They do this by completing the official registration form issued by Trinity College and paying the required course registration form.
The TEE group facilitator is responsible for collecting money from students for fees and books and paying course fees in full to complete registration. Group fees may be paid to Trinity College through the diocesan accountant or TEE Director. Normally, no individual payments will be accepted from students who are members of TEE groups because Trinity College deals directly with TEE Directors and group facilitators, not the students.

When Group Registration Forms and course fees are received by Trinity College (plus the cost of any course books ordered), students will be registered and given a Student number. Course books (if paid for) will be dispatched immediately to the TEE Director or group facilitator as requested.

 
   
a) Method of payment for group registration  
The TEE Director or group facilitator may pay cash in person with completed registration form (one per student) and full registration fees, together with money for books ordered from Trinity College.
The appropriate forms may be sent by post together with a crossed cheque from the diocesan office, or a money order payable to ACK Provincial TEE Programme, Trinity College.

b) Group code
Each TEE group will be given a code number. This forms part of the student registration number. Student numbers should always be quoted in forms, phone calls or correspondence. This will speed up identification of students and reference to student records.

c) Group Tutorials and Course Work Reports
Regular group tutorials are organized by the TEE group facilitator who will report on students’ course work to Trinity College. Proof of students’ course work and tutorial hours is one of the requirements for satisfactory completion of each course.

d) Change of Group Meeting Location
It is the responsibility of the group facilitator to inform Trinity College of any change of address and/or location of the TEE group meeting.

 
   
Isolated Student Registration  
Those who live in remote areas, where it is not possible to find enough students to enroll and form a tutorial group, may apply for registration as isolated students. Isolated students will be registered individually. They will be required to complete a student registration form and pay the normal registration fees. Each will also receive a student number. Students will be responsible for the cost of their text books that can be purchased from Trinity College  
   
a) Method of Payment for Isolated Students.
By postal Money order. No other mode of payment will be accepted. A course registration form must be received together with the full amount for course fees and textbook. Trinity College will then register the student and dispatch the textbook to the student.

b) Assignments
Isolated students will send their written assignments to a course tutor appointed by Trinity College. The tutor will mark the assignment and return them to the student.

c) Short Residential Study Conference
During each course of study, isolated students will be expected to attend a short residential study conference at their own expense. Study conferences will be arranged by the Trinity College and will be held either at Trinity College or at another TEE Center that may be more convenient for the students.

d) Communication with Tutors
Isolated students are encouraged to make personal contact with their tutors. In addition to sending written assignments, students may wish to contact tutors by telephone or e-mail if they have these facilities. Isolated students who have access to cassette tape recorders may be able to ask the tutor questions on tape and get a response from the tutor who may record spoken answers and send the tape back to the student.
 
   
Address  

Provincial TEE Programme (Trinity College)
P.O. Box 72430
Nairobi.
Tel. 558655/ 542607
E-mail: acktrinitycollege@swiftkenya.com

 
   
   
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