TSC names 56,000 JSS Teachers Set For Cbc Retooling
On Monday of next week, 56,000 junior secondary school (JSS) teachers will begin training in the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and Competency Based Assessment (CBA).
TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia praised instructors who participated in the activity to verify CBC compliance while still attending to their regular school programs.
Macharia addressed Wednesday at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi on World Teachers’ Day.
“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,” Macharia told the crowd.
However, only newly hired junior secondary school instructors would be retooled, not those transferred from primary schools.
The Commission had listed instructors of language, science, mathematics, humanities, and technical courses for training in a document dated September 26th, addressed to TSC Regional and County Directors.
Teachers will be trained in Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and other designated county locations.
The Grade 7 teacher training will begin on October 9th, 2023. However, Master Trainer and Trainer of Trainers (TOT) training began earlier.
Master Trainers from TSC, KICD, KNEC, KEMI, CEMASTEA, MOE, KISE, and TTCs began their training at Kenya Institute of Special Education on October 2nd.
The TOTs (both SNE and normal) will thereafter be trained by Master Trainers.
TOT training will begin today, October 6th, in Teacher Training Colleges and other selected county venues.
Curriculum Support employees (CSOs), Teacher Educators (Tutors), TSC Sub County Directors, and Ministry of Education quality assurance employees are also examples of TOTs.
All participants will receive face-to-face instruction.
The teachers’ training comes after TSC assigned 18,000 intern teachers to junior secondary schools in late August and early September.
The instruction also comes as Grade 7 students prepare to begin their national writing evaluation in October. Knec has already made the assessments available for schools to download, print, and administer to students.
Subjects in Grade 7 with written examinations
For Grade 7 students, compulsory and elective topics with written exams are available.
The testing will take place from October 2nd through October 26th, 2023.
5. Social Sciences
6. Visual Arts
7. Theatrical Arts
9. Technology and Science
10. Kenyan Sign Language
11. Integrated Science
12. Grade Computer Studies
13. Business Studies
14. Education in Life Skills
15. Technical and vocational education.