The Teachers Service Commission (TSc)has trained 1,166 tutors from both public and private colleges on the new Competency Based Curriculum. The multi-agency exercise focused on several teaching methods including content areas, pedagogy and learner assessment.
The five-day workshop that ran from September 6 to September 10 involved 986 participants from public institutions and 180 from private colleges.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said the Commission had lined up more training workshops to ensure teachers were equipped to enable learners to make informed decisions.”Since 2019,we have been having a series of CBC trainings for teachers,she said.”We have trained over 228,000primaryschoolteachersto prepare them for the new curriculum,’ she added.
Dr Macharia said the National Treasury had set aside Sh1 billion to facilitate the training of teacher son CBC implementation. The CBC was rolled out in Grade Five this year and is expected to progress to Grade Six in 2022.
During a media breakfast meeting at Hilton Hotel in Nairobi on September 14, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said parents were critical in the success of the CBC, urging them to support their children and consult with teachers on how to improve the initiative.
At the same event,Implementation of Curriculum Reforms Principal Secretary Fatuma Chege said the government had embraced a collaborative approach of ensuring the pioneering learners in Grade Five had a smooth transition to secondary school.