All teachers to undergo CBC training by August this year, CS Magoha

All teachers to undergo CBC training  by August this year, CS Magoha

All teachers will undergo training on the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) by August this year, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said.

He dismissed those opposed to the new curriculum, saying there was no looking back on its implementation.

Speaking at Lake Primary School in Kisumu, Prof Magoha, who visited 21 schools during the training, said an ICT hub will be unveiled in the next two weeks to improve access to materials by teachers.

“Four days have been enough for us to achieve what we set out to realise; the exercise has been a 100 per cent success despite the few challenges which we dealt with promptly. The hiccups witnessed have been lessons for us as we move to train the next cohort,” he said.

No room for negotiation

He asked skeptics to propose ideas that can help strengthen the curriculum’s implementation, instead of criticising it.

He said with the training of teachers, there was no room for negotiations on the new system.

“We can now say the train has left the station and there is no turning back,” said Magoha.

He said the Sessional Paper on Reforming Education and Training Sector was already in Parliament and would by June anchor the change of education system in law.

He criticised the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) for opposing the training of teachers “yet it rooted for the CBC training”.

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