The training which kicked off today is expected to come to an end on 23rd July 2021. The Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) organized the five day training program for primary school teachers teaching Grades 3, 4 and 5.
Teachers including Headteachers and their Deputies, Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs) and CBC Champions have attended the training in various venues in their counties.
“The number of participants will be 200 drawn from schools Implementing the Age Based (Regular) Curriculum and should include five (5) CSOs, five (5) QASOs, five (5) Headteachers, five (5) Deputy Headteachers and CBC Champion teachers,” Knec Director of Staffing, Joseph Mugele, had said.
Knec assured participants that it will cater for cost of the meals which include two teas and snacks, two bottles of water and lunch as well as WIFI at Kshs.700/ = per person per day.
Participants will also be provided with training materials at a cost of Kshs.10,000/=. Knec will also take care of transport cost for the participants.
The participating teachers were drawn from Grade 3, 4 and 5 in schools implementing the adapted Curriculum for learners with Visual Hearing and Physical Impairments and those Implementing Foundation and Intermediate levels of stage based Curriculum Pathway.
Education CS George Magoha was in Mombasa today to grace the training workshop for teachers.
During the tour Magoha said his Ministry has supplied Grade 5 textbooks to all primary schools ready for roll out of the CBC class next term. He said schools which have not received the books will get them by 26th July.
Magoha further assured schools that it will disburse the remaing money for schools before reopening next week.
The Ministry of Education is also together with Teachers Service Commission (TSC) plan to pilot the teaching of indigenous languages and foreign languages in some selected primary schools next term when schools reopen.
The foreign languages to be piloted are French and German. The Principal Secretary for Education Mr Julius Jwan has released a list of schools where the piloting will be carried out as well as the guidelines for implementing the indigenous and foreign languages in schools.
According to the circular dated 8th July 2021, Juan said there will be two lessons in a week for any foreign or indigenous language as per the curriculum designs and each lesson shall be 35 minutes.
Identification, induction and orientation of the selected teachers to participate in the pilot program has been carried out by the Teachers Service Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
“Principals of secondary schools whose teachers have been identified to participate in the pilot of foreign languages teaching in primary schools, will receive specific guidelines on teacher management from the TSC,” said Juan.
Below are the details of the host counties and the number of participants for the Competence Based Assessment (CBA) training;
|Host County||County||No. of Participants||County||No. of Participants||Total|
|West Pokot||West Pokot||40||Turkana||40||80|
|Garissa||Garissa||40||Wajir [ 20] Mandera||20||80|
|Tana River||Tana River||53||Lamu||53||106|
|Uasin Gishu||Uasin Gishu||53||Trans-Nzoia||53||106|