Training begins October for all JSS teachers.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will begin a training program for junior secondary school teachers next month. The Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and Competency Based Assessment (CBA) will be the emphasis of this program.
The Commission has identified teachers of language, science, mathematics, humanities, and technical disciplines for this training in a document dated September 26th, addressed to TSC Regional and County Directors.
From the 9th to the 13th of October 2023, the training will take place in Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and chosen county sites.
It is worth noting that Master Trainers from various educational institutions will be trained at the Kenya Institute of Special Education from October 2nd to 4th. These Master Trainers will then train Trainers of Trainers (TOTs), which will include Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs), Teacher Educators (Tutors), TSC Sub-county directors, and Ministry of Education quality assurance officers. TOT training will take place on the 6th and 7th of October, as well as in Teacher Training Colleges and selected county sites.
All of these face-to-face training sessions are part of TSC’s preparations for the 18,000 intern teachers who were recently assigned to junior secondary schools in late August and early September.
Furthermore, Grade 7 students will begin their national writing assessment in October, encompassing a variety of compulsory and optional courses with written tests from October 2nd to October 26th, 2023.
Math, English, Kiswahili, Agriculture, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, CRE/IRE/HRE, Science and Technology, Kenyan Sign Language, Integrated Science, Computer Studies, Business Studies, Life Skills Education, and Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education are among the courses covered.