Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Announces Training Of 60,000 CBC Teachers Next Week. Here Is The Category Of Teachers To Be Trained.
The Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia has announced the training of 60,000 teachers beginning next week.
Dr Nancy Macharia confirmed this good news to teachers during release of 2021 KCSE Results.
The 60,000 teachers to be trained are the secondary school teachers who will handle the Competency-Based Curriculum learners in junior secondary secondary come next year January.
According to Dr Nancy Macharia, the the re-tooling of these teachers will Commenced early next week and will run till early next month.
Teachers Service Commission CEO Nancy Macharia on the same day said that the Ministry of Education Has so far trained 229,000 teachers in the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) in readiness for roll out of the junior secondary school next year.
“We have been training progressively as we go to upper grades. I assure the public that teachers are ready for the implementation of CBC,” she said.
Dr Macharia optimistically said the teachers are well trained and the commission will continue training them progressively.
Dr Macharia further arrested the issue of teachers shortage in the country where by she said that the government will employ more teachers to cater for the challenge.
She said that the commission is optimistic that the government will employ over 5000 new teachers in the next mass recruitment despite the limited resources this being the year of general election.
She further said that it is worth noting that teachers who are currently training in colleges will not be re-tooled when we will be employing them because they would already have been trained adequately.
Dr Macharia supervised the distribution of examination papers and monitored the test in Kisauni subcounty in Mombasa.
The TSC boss said Kenya has a shortage of around 100,000 teachers and every financial year, the commission propose hiring of 20,000 teachers which the government has been unable to fulfill.
“The ministry always gets a budget to recruit 5,000 teachers and we are hopeful we will get more this time because we are competing for limited resources and it’s an election year,” she said.
Other than the 5000 teachers to be employed under permanent and pensionable terms, TSC will also recruit intern teachers to try and close the gap.
On the KCSE exams, Macharia said the ongoing cheating allegation is not leakage, but early exposure of papers by a few individuals.
Stern action will be taken against teachers involved once they have a full report, the TSC boss added.
“Disciplinary action will also be taken against the the teachers involved”, she added.