The 30,000 teachers who have been hired to assist with the transition to junior secondary schools will receive new training, according to the Teachers Service Commission.
The chief executive of the commission, Nancy Macharia, stated that they are committed to retraining all teachers who were hired as part of the ongoing hiring process.
A cascade technique will be used to retool the teachers within their subcounties. When all of the seventh grade students have settled into their new classrooms and the commission has finished deploying the newly hired teachers, the retooling process will begin this month.
She stated that in addition to the 60,000 teachers that were trained last year, the government plans to train another 30,550 teachers.
‘‘All the teachers who will be recruited in the ongoing exercise will be put on a retooling regime that will ensure they adequately attend to our junior secondary school learners,’’ Macharia said and added that the 2,376 master trainers have been prepared.
The training began earlier this month and will last until April of this year.
‘‘Already, we have trained 2,376 master trainers ahead of the retooling exercise of all the new teachers and others currently teaching in secondary schools. We target to train 90,000 teachers between now and April 2023,’’ Macharia said.
Additionally, she gave teachers reassurance that the commission will improve their health care, which is a crucial service for them to provide.
In regards to the Teachers Medical Health Scheme, I would like to let the teachers know that we have improved the Teachers Medical Health Scheme and increased the benefits provided to them under the medical insurance program.