In a bid to achieve complete rollout of the competence-based curriculum (CBC), more than 100,000 teachers are set to benefit from a capacity-building training from this month.
The programme, which will be cascaded down the teaching fraternity, will begin with the training of 172 officers from different organisations, including Ministry of Education, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) staff, Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE), Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KISE) and Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
This training of master trainers will run between April 8 and 12.The second level of training in 43 regions will target 3,000 trainers of trainers who will be trained by the master trainers. This category will include 515 quality assurance and standards officers (QASOs); 1,165 curriculum support officers (CSOs); and 1,320 CBC champion teachers.
Training for this category of teachers will be carried out between April 22 and 26. Between April 22 and 26, the trainers of trainers will train a total of 68,490 teachers in lower primary plus another 22,830 head teachers. Master trainers will offer support during this training.
“Let me assure the public that teachers are prepared to implement the CBC. Already, we have trained 170,000 teachers to handle up to Grade 3,” TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said.
Dr Macharia says an additional 110,000 teachers will be trained to handle Grades Four to Six. Ministry of Education officials will undergo a further training funded by the World Bank from April 28 to May 17.
To be included in this training will be officials from the Ministry, TSC, KICD, KNEC, Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) and Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI).