TSC makes changes to CBC, CBA training dates due to national holiday

TSC makes changes to CBC, CBA training dates due to national holiday

The training which was initially scheduled to end on 17th December 2021 for regular and Special Need Education (SNE) teachers will now end on 18th December 2021.

Already the induction of Principal Master Trainers (PMTs) and training of Master Trainers (MTs) together with Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs) and CBC Champions started and will end on Friday.

The Master Trainers, CSOs and CBC Champions are being trained virtually.

Teachers, both regular and those teaching in special schools will be trained face to face in their zones.

There training was to start on 13th December 2021 according to the initial plan.

However on 12th December 2021, the country will be celebrating Jamhuri Day which will be on a Sunday thus making Monday not a working day.

Jamhuri Day (Republic Day) is a national celebrated on 12th December each year.

Jamhuri is the Swahili word for “republic” and the holiday is meant to officially mark the date when Kenya became a republic on 12th December 1964, one year and six months after gaining internal self-rule on 1st June 1963 from the United Kingdom.

Previously teachers used to attend CBC training even on a Sunday. Sometimes even public holidays. Despite former Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion lamenting teachers attended for training.

However this seems to change. The target participants for the training will be 2 teachers and the Headteacher from each public primary school both regular and SNE.

The County Directors will identify one teacher from grade 1 to 3 and teacher from grade 4 to 5 (Regular and SNE schools).

The Headteachers and teachers will attend the training for five days during zonal teacher training.

The training of teachers from SNE schools and Arid and Semi Arid Land (Asal) areas will be residential.

TSC Director for Quality Assurance, Dr. Reuben Nthamburi, ordered regional and county directors to identify, procure and prepare training venues for regular zonal teacher training and SNE training with strict adherence to MOH COVID 19 protocol.


24th to 26th November 2021CEMASTEAInduction of Principal Master Trainers (PMTs)
29th November to 3rd December 2021VirtualTraining of Master Trainers (MTs)
6th to 10th December 2021VirtualTraining of Trainers of Trainers (TOTs)
1 CSOs and CBC Champions
2 SNE CSOs and SNE CBC Champions
14th to 18th December 2021Zonal levelFace to face teacher training in each zone (Regular)
14th to 18th December 2021 County SNE venuesFace to face training of SNE teachers in each SNE County venues

TSC together with KNEC have organized for five day training of teachers on CBC and CBA.

During the last CBA training organized by KNEC, teachers were well paid and catered for.

Knec reimbursed the cost of the following;

•   Meals (two teas and snacks, two bottles of water and lunch) as well as WIFI at Kshs.700/ = per person per day;

•    Training materials at Kshs.10,000/=;

•    Transport cost for the participants.

The number of previous participants for CBA training was 200 drawn from schools Implementing the Age Based (Regular) Curriculum and included five CSOs, five QASOs, five Headteachers, five Deputy Headteachers and CBC Champion teachers.

Other participants were teachers teaching  Grades 3, 4 and 5 identified from across all Sub-Counties.

However TSC pays teachers for CBC training at a cost of sh. 350 per day. The Commission also pays for training venues and meals.

TSC says it will train and prepare teachers ahead of CBC roll out in 2023.

Dr. Nancy Macharia in September this year said the Commission will train primary school teachers in December ahead of Grade 6 roll out next year.

She also said the Commission will train at least 60,000 secondary school teachers ahead of junior secondary classes.

She said the training of the high school teachers will happen in April and May next year.

Junior secondary classes comprises of grades 7, 8 and 9.

In 2023, pioneer learners under the new 2-6-3-3-3 Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) system will transition to junior secondary school after sitting the Grade Six national examinations.

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) said curriculum designs from Grade One to Ten are ready.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, during the Mashujaa day celebrations in Kirinyaga, made the announcement that the government will set aside sh. 8 billion for constructing 10,000 junior secondary classes.

“Ministry of Education, jointly with Ministry of Interior and the National Treasury, shall establish a framework for the construction of the over 10,000 classrooms needed to provide the additional learning space required for the one million new students set to join junior secondary,” said Uhuru in Kirinyaga.

Already the construction of the classes has kicked off. Interior’s CS Fred Matiang’i said Chiefs will supervise the construction of 11,600 new classrooms in schools countrywide.

According to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha and Interior’s Fred Matiang’i, the classes to be constructed in the first phase will accommodate learners transiting from primary to junior secondary schools.

Dr Matiang’i told officers to start preparing for the projects as the classrooms should be ready to accommodate learners by 2023.

TSC announces start date for TPD training

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Macharia, has issued the date when teachers will start their Teacher Professional Development (TPD) program.

Macharia said the training will start in five days time as she warned teachers who have not registered for the program.

Macharia said this in Nairobi during a press briefing. She said teachers who will attend the training will be issued with teaching certificates (licence) that will authorize them to teach.

However those who will fail to attend the training, she said, will be dealt with according to the TSC Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT).

“A teacher who fails to undertake a prescribed TPD or take a teaching certificate shall be dealt with according to the code of regulations for teachers,” said Macharia.

Macharia said the training is aimed to enhance previous teachers training and asked both public and private school teachers to register for the training. She said the training will be purely online.

Her sentiments comes few days after the official TPD training centres for teachers were released.

The teacher training programme is scheduled to start next week Monday 13th December 2021 and will be purely online (virtual).

TSC picked four institutions to offer teacher training. These are Mount Kenya University, Riara University, Kenyatta University and Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI).

The training which takes 30 years will cost a teacher sh. 6,000 yearly. However most TPD Service Providers have spread the fee for a period of 12 months to ease payment for teachers.

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