TSC Now Wants ksh. 1.5B TO Facilitate Capacity Building For Teachers
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has now requested an estimate budget of Ksh 1.5 billion to implement capacity building programmes for teachers.
The capacity building will involve various areas that the commission has identified which requires urgent intervention and further due to emerging needs and challenges in the teaching sector.
According to TSC, the identified areas which teachers will require capacity building include Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) training for proper implementation of CBC education system.
“It is critical that teachers are trained to equip them with sufficient knowledge and skills on how to deliver the CBC curriculum,” the Commission Secretary and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Nancy Macharia told the Parliamentary Committee on education in February 2023.
The said amount will also include induction of newly appointed institutional administrators with the training focusing on areas of concern such as financial management, procurement and institutional management and governance issues.
Another area identified by the Commission that teachers will require training is on mentorship and coaching.
“This is informed by the need to enhance professionalism in the teaching service especially among the newly recruited teachers and newly appointed Institutional Administrators,” she added.
Due to increased number of Commission employees; teachers and secretariat, with mental health issues, the Commission notes that it is necessary to deepen guidance and counseling, adding that it intends to partner with psychiatric institutions to help on the issue.