TSC unveils plan to train 90,000 Grade 7 teachers from January to April

TSC unveils plan to train 90,000 Grade 7 teachers from January to April

The Teachers Service Commission will retool newly hired junior secondary school teachers.

Teachers who will be hired and sent out to schools by January 30 will be retooled to teach Grade 7, learners.

TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia said the teachers who were already trained will retool the newly hired teachers.

“We target to train 90,000 teachers between January and April,” Macharia said.

Director of Human Resource Management and Development at TSC Julius Olayo had earlier said retooling the teachers is to ensure they meet expected standards to effectively deliver their mandate.

Olayo said TSC had so far trained 229,000 primary school teachers and 60,000 secondary school teachers on the Competency-Based Curriculum.

“Additionally, all field officers and curriculum support officers have been trained on CBC to understand the curriculum and be able to give instructional support during the implementation of the curriculum,” Olayo said.

“However, this training will be continuous and all teachers must be supported and equipped with the necessary skills to effectively deliver CBC.”

He spoke in Mombasa during the third day of the 18th Kenya Primary School Heads Association annual general meeting and conference at the Sheik Zayed Children Welfare Center in Mombasa.

Some 1,287,597 Grade 6 students who sat for their inaugural Kenya Primary School Education Assessment are set to join Grade 7.

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