A total of 56,000 junior secondary school (JSS) teachers will start the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and Competency Based Assessment (CBA) training on Monday next week.
TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia has commended teachers who have been participating in the exercise to ensure CBC compliance as well as attend to their normal school programmes.
Macharia spoke yesterday during the World Teachers’ Day at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi.
“The Commission celebrates the pre-primary and primary schoolteachers who have embraced implementation of CBC and are tirelessly assisting the Kenyan learners to acquire the requires core comptencies and values,” said Macharia.
However the retooling will be done to newly employed junior secondary school teachers and not those deployed from primary schools.
In a memo dated 26th September, addressed to TSC Regional and County Directors, the Commission had listed teachers of language, science, mathematics, humanities and technical subjects for training.
The training of the teachers will happen in Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and other selected county venues.
The Grade 7 teacher training will start from 9th to13th October 2023. However training of Master Trainers and Trainer of Trainers (TOTs) started earlier.
Master Trainers drawn from TSC, KICD, KNEC, KEMI, CEMASTEA, MOE, KISE and TTCs started their training from 2nd to 4th October at Kenya Institute of Special Education.
Master Trainers will then train the TOTs (both SNE and regular).
Training of TOTs will start from today 6th to 7th October in Teacher Training Colleges and other selected county venues.
TOTs are Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs), Teacher Educators (Tutors), TSC Sub county directors and Ministry of Education quality assurance officers.
The training of all participants will be done face to face.
The training of the teachers comes after TSC posted 18,000 intern teachers to junior secondary in late August and early September.
The training also comes at a time Grade 7 learners are set to start their national writing assessment in October. Knec has already released the assessments for schools to download, print and administer to learners.
Grade 7 subjects with written exams
Compulsory and optional subjects with written exams for Grade 7 learners.
The tests will run from 2nd October to 26th October 2023.
5. Social Studies
6. Visual Arts
7. Performing Arts
9. Science and Technology
10. Kenyan Sign Language
11. Integrated Science
12. Computer Studies
13. Business Studies
14. Life Skills Education
15. Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education