Following the closure of the schools in this month (April), the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will train the teachers of junior secondary schools.
In order to train junior high school teachers in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in languages and humanities, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has started the recruiting process for the county trainers.
The County Teacher Capacity Development Committees (CTCDC) in each county will be in charge of the hiring procedure.
Each CTCDC has published an advertisement encouraging interested parties to submit an application.
Last month, these teachers received refresher training in competency-based curriculum (CBC) and competency-based assessment (CBA).
The junior secondary school teachers had five days of retooling while the school heads underwent three days of retooling.
The commission specifically targeted instructors in four topic areas throughout the training:
CBC Learning Areas JSS Teachers Were Trained
- Kiswahili and KSL
- English, Literature, foreign and indigenous languages
- Pure sciences which include integrated science which has three components i.e Biology, physics and Chemistry and also in Health Education.
- Humanities which comprises of social studies housing citizenship, Geography and history), Religious studies which has CRE, IRE, HRE, FIRE and PPI and also life skills.
- Technical subjects Which has pre career and pre vocational studies, Business studies, sports and physical Education, Home science and art and design.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) recently promoted about 7,282 primary school teachers who had the qualifications to teach in junior secondary.
Those who were promoted were those who had a diploma or degree in Education and had scored a mean grade of C+ and a C+ in the two teaching subjects.
The commission is currently focusing on the JSS teachers during the April break for additional PCK training.
The second stage of the teacher deployment program for primary schools is still in progress.
According to information obtained following a proposal to lower the mandatory study areas from 12 to 10, students in JSS will have a lighter task.
JSS April Holiday Training on PCK
Life skills and social studies have been combined with integrated science to reduce learning areas.
The official announcement of the aforesaid adjustments will be made public after the president gets the report from the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER).
The working group has already tabled its report, which has yet to be made public.