The CBC Training Of Over 60,000 Teachers To Commence Tomorrow
The Teachers Service Commission is set to retool its workforce in secondary schools in readiness for transition to Junior secondary by the current grade six pupils come January 2023.
The Competence Based Training will take place between 9th to 14th May 2022.
The training will focus on the following four key areas:
1. Integrated Science.
The content in this field will include physics, chemistry and biology .It has similar elements with current subjects such as general science . Once retooled the chemistry, biology and physics teachers will comfortably handle this new content.
Students interested in Integrated science will end up taking the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics pathway in Senior secondary school.
2. Health Education.
This new content includes environmental science, public health, personal hygiene and nutrition. Teachers of Home science and Biology only need retooling in order to effectively teach the subject.
3. Pre–Technical and pre–career Education.
Pre–technical and pre–career will be offered in woodwork ,metalwork, technical drawing, electricity, electronics, typewriting, shorthand, accounting, home management, textiles and clothing, and auto mechanics .
The technical teachers currently in some of the high schools will continue teaching this new content. These teachers include Agriculture, computer studies, and woodwork, metalwork, business studies, home science among others.
Teachers of home science and some mathematics/physics teachers will be prepared to handle the pre–technical and pre–career education preparing learners to join senior secondary.
4. Social Studies.
Areas to be covered here includes components of history, Geography, governance and citizenship. Currently teachers of history, geography and social studies have prerequisite knowledge to effectively teach this content.
Retooling of Secondary school teacher will ensure that the teachers are up to date in handling the Competence Based Curriculum content .
The may training will be a five day face to face training but later on training on various competencies in new areas will shift to online training .