In this case the subjects affected majorly are :
Under the New Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) Implementation there is need of extra skills for the teachers to cope with the changes. In conjunction with that, Teachers Service Commission(TSC) has announced that secondary school teachers will now undergo fresh retraining programs in order to prepare them for appropriate knowledge and skills
In the new curriculum, new learning areas have been introduced making it necessary for all teachers to go back to class again in order to acquire basic skills needed to handle the new subject adjustments.
According to the letter sent to Dr. Julius Jwan by the CEO of the commission, Dr. Macharia highlighted that there is need for teachers to be trained on the new subjects that have no teachers owing to the double intake slated for 2023.
Below is the list of subjects to be taught;
|S/ NO.||NEW SUBJECT TO BE TAUGHT|
|1||pre-vocational and pre-technical education.|
|3||Agriculture and health education|
|7||visual and applied arts|
|9||ceramics and welding fabrication|
For a secondary teacher, they are mandated to train only for a minimum of two subjects but now the new CBC requires them to have one more subject than what they had previously.
Dr Macharia’s report indicates that some subjects may not be affected and should be retrained across the country.
Below is the list is of the subjects:
|5||Hindu religious education|
|6||Islamic religious education|
|16||English and Literature|
To Effect this program, the commission recommends the following:
- Enough funds be made available for training of the teachers for effective implementation of junior and senior secondary new curriculum.
- The commission settled on three diploma colleges ( Kibabii , kagumo and Lugari )to be given a go ahead on admitting students for the new subjects
- Kenya Technical Training College(KTTC) to be ordered to train teachers in the technical oriented subjects required under new curriculum.
- Sensitizing Universities to be informed about the new subjects and in return during admission they should advise students pursuing education to meet the projected demands.