Secondary Schools to Nominate Six Teachers For CBC Teacher-Retooling Program
The teachers service commission, TSC has directed secondary school heads to nominate six teachers, who will participate in the retooling program scheduled for April. The teachers must be subject teachers from the targeted departments and should be handling grade 7, 8 and 9 as at may 2022.
As per the circular sent to the 47 county directors of education, the six teachers to be nominated by Every secondary school will be drawn from languages, pure sciences, applied sciences, mathematics, humanities and technical subjects for the training.
Languages training will focus on English, Kiswahili, foreign and indigenous languages and Kenya Sign Language instructors.
For the pure sciences, teachers will be trained in integrated science, biology, chemistry, physics and health education.
The subjects to be trained in applied sciences are agriculture, home science and computer studies while in humanities, teachers will be trained in social studies (citizenship, geography, history,) religious studies and life skills.
Technical subjects and creative arts are pre-vocational and pre-career, business studies, music, sports and physical education and home science.
“The ToTs will train regular teachers at sub-county level and the special needs education teachers at county level,” Mrs Macharia said.
She added that ToTs would be subject tutors from teacher training colleges who are panellists with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), curriculum support officers and sub-county TSC directors with a bachelor’s degree in education and a two teaching subject combination.
They will also include secondary school teacher champions drawn from the subjects to be trained.
Some 229,292 teachers have been trained on the CBC at primary school.
More than 1,000 have been transferred to high school ahead of the junior secondary rollout.
Education Cabinet secretary George Magoha says the government has built 6,497 classrooms to accommodate the CBC pioneer class in the first phase that cost the taxpayers Sh5.123 billion.
“We also intend to start phase two of constructing 3,503 classrooms as soon as we complete marking Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination papers. We hope to complete construction of the 10,000 classrooms by the time I leave office,” Prof Magoha said.
The minister opened new classrooms at several secondary schools in Kiambu County on Thursday.