Nancy Njeri Macharia, Chief Executive Officer, Teachers Service Commission [photo: Nation]
Nov, 2nd 2020 – A 12-day training on the competency-based curriculum has been set by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for about 18,000 teachers ahead of the grade 5 roll out.
Training of tutors from special schools, arid and semi-arid areas will be residential. According to TSC chief executive Nancy Macharia the commission has planned to train 6,000 teachers in regular schools and 12,000 teachers in special needs institutions.
This follows top gear Plans to roll out Grade Five where books have been approved, printed and delivered to schools.
The training is expected to commence on Monday 23rd November and conclude on Saturday 5th December 2020. The training will be done in two sessions, the first targeting trainers which will kick off that 23rd and end on 28th . the second session that targets teachers at zonal level and those in special schools will run from 29th to 5th.
Headteachers are expected to attend the first day.
In a circular signed by Reuben Nthamburi, the TSC Director of Quality Assurance, a part read, “The National Masters Training will train the Curriculum Support Officers and CBC (competency-based curriculum) Champions at the County level and thereafter offer professional support to the CSOs and CBC champions in the zonal teacher training and SNE training venues.“
In June, Ms Macharia had told the parliamentary committee on education that the commission had planned to train a total of 6,000 teachers in regular schools and about 12,000 in special needs institutions.
So far, TSC has trained 339,743 teachers on the new curriculum. In the new system, primary education ends at Grade 6.