In preparation for the incoming junior learners next year, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has lined up 60,000 teachers for training in the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) and Competency-Based Assessment (CBA).
According to Chief Executive Nancy Macharia, the training is geared at teachers who work with students aged 7 to 9 in private, public, regular, and special needs schools.
The first level of training, according to Dr. Macharia, will concentrate on:
- pure sciences,
- applied sciences,
- technical disciplines.
For the exercise, which will take place from April 25 to May 13, 2022, field officers were instructed to choose six teachers each school from the six subject areas. The teachers will be divided into groups based on their departments.
Those who teach pure sciences will be able to teach integrated science, which includes biology, chemistry, physics, and health education.
Agriculture, home science, and computer studies will be the focus of applied science training.
Teachers will be retrained to teach English, Kiswahili, Kenya Sign Language, foreign languages, and indigenous languages under the heading of languages.
Simultaneously, humanities education will emphasize social studies, religious studies, and life skills.
Teachers will get new skills in business studies, music, sports, and physical education in order to teach technical and creative arts.
Sub county directors, curriculum support officers, and tutors from teacher training colleges will be trained from May 2 to 6, while teachers will be trained from May 9 to 13 at various locations around the counties, according to Dr Macharia.
Dr Macharia said the TSC will ensure instructors are up to the challenge to fulfill the rigors of the new curriculum as the pioneer pupils prepare to enter junior secondary next year at Grade 7 after completing their summative exam in December.
“The TSC continues to prepare all instructors for the CBC’s progressive implementation,” she stated.
“We continually ensured that relevant teachers were trained for all levels,” she stated, “including Grade Six, which will be covered beginning next month.”
About 229,292 teachers have received CBC training in the last three years, with another 191,515 expected to be trained in the following three years.