Training of CBC junior secondary (jss) teachers starts, Here is the first category of teachers to Undergo training.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has announced the kickoff of the training of CBC teachers who will handle junior secondary schools as from January 2023.
According to the TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia, the training cater for the teachers from both private and public schools.
The training will be carried out at the county and sub-county level at central venues.
The training of CBC jss teachers session has been officially launched by the Teachers Service Commission(TSC) where over has 60,000 secondary school teachers in both public and private schools will be retooled in preparation for the rollout of junior secondary in January 2023.
Commission chief executive Nancy Macharia yesterday said the programme will see six teachers from each school across the country trained.
The training will be carried out at the county and sub-county level at central venues, with the mode of delivery being both face to face and online.
“During this first phase of training, we will involve 60,000 teachers drawn from both public and private secondary schools, including special needs institutions,” she said when she launched the training at the Kenya Institute for Special Education in Nairobi.
Dr Macharia said that by the end of the year, the commission plans to have trained a total of 116,024 teachers in the competency based curriculum (CBC) training.
She also reported that the programme started yesterday with the training of master trainers and it is expected to end on May 13.
“The master trainers are expected to enhance their capacity on the required methodologies, content and assessment,” said Ms Macharia.
“We are transiting to junior secondary where we are dealing with a broad curriculum which requires that our teachers be retooled in the way they handle content. Therefore, this training is critical in the junior secondary teacher training,” she said.
The TSC boss said the training targets teachers across all the subjects. Each secondary school will nominate six teachers drawn from the subject areas clustered according to departments.
Teachers are also being trained on the competency based assessments administered by the Kenya National Examinations Council.
Ms Macharia stressed that this is just one of the many trainings that we will mount for teachers to ensure all our staff are provided with needed skills to handle the CBC.”
Upon training, Ms Macharia said, teachers are expected to shift from the traditional mode of teaching where the teacher stands in front of the class and lectures to the teacher joining learner groups and holding discussions.
With the allocated of funds, Ms Macharia assured the public that the ministry is well equipped to deliver the necessary training and that all parents and other stakeholders should be assured that learners will undergo quality teaching and learning.
Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development Chief Executive Charles Ong’ondo said curriculum implementation is immensely dependent on the availability, readiness and willingness of teachers.
He said junior secondary would prepare learners for the senior secondary where the key word will be pre-career.
Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association chairperson, Mr Indimuli Kahi said all secondary schools are ready for the training.
Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General Collins Oyuu, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers Deputy Secretary-General Moses Nthurima, Kenya Union of Special Needs Teachers Secretary-General James Torome and Kenya Women Teachers Association Chairperson Dorothy Muthoni said teachers were ready for the rollout.
The unions also asked for improved salaries for teachers ahead of the rollout.