All employees of the commission that were involved in the exercise will be reimbursed back whatever costs that they may have incurred during the exercise. Regional Directors, County Directors , sub county Directors , Principals , Teachers, Facilitators , Drivers and all other stakeholders that were involved in making the exercise a success will be beneficiaries.
All these groups will be paid their allowances as spelt out in the Teachers Service Commission rates .The payment is expected to hit the teachers accounts together with their salaries from the month of June.
A total of 60,000 teachers were taken through the training exercise to acquaint them on the Basics of the new curriculum The Competence Based Curriculum that was kick-started in 2017.
About six Teachers in every school were sent for training across all the departments, this is in readiness for the current grade six pupils who will be transiting to junior secondary come January 2023.
The training is set to cost the exchequer 1.2 billion to train all the 116,000 secondary school teachers . The treasury has already allocated 1.2 billion for the exercise in the 2022/2023 financial year for the training exercise.
The Competence Based Curriculum is one of the legacies of the Jubilee Administration and as such the President is Keen on seeing it’s success . The President has applauded the new curriculum as a game changer since it is said to produce graduates who are job creators and not job seekers.
In readiness for the transition the government through the ministry of Education has constructed classrooms across the republic at a cost of not more than Ksh. 800,000 per unit. More classrooms are expected to be constructed.
However all this comes at a time when the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General , Collins Oyuu has been calling on the Government to reconsider domiciling Junior secondary in Primary school as it will be more economical since the classrooms that were previously being used for class 7 and 8 will largely remain unused .