TSC CEO sheds light on the preparation of teachers for Junior secondary as she supervises KCSE in Kitui

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TSC CEO Nancy Macharia leading the distribution of examination materials in Kitui Central. (Photo - Joshua/Mauvoo)

Nancy Macharia, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO, on Wednesday, revealed that they have been training teachers on the new Competency-based curriculum and will embark on training more teachers in April 2022.

Speaking in Kitui, where she supervised the opening of Kitui Central KNEC Container, Macharia stated that the commission is targeting to train over 60,000 teachers in April for the Junior secondary.

“Our teachers are ready to deliver grade six exams after the KCSE examination, and we have trained teachers for CBC in preparation for Junior secondary where we have trained 220,000 teachers, and they strive to bring the very best to our children,” she said.

Macharia disclosed that the TSC is working hand in hand with the Ministry of Education to ensure that there is a smooth flow and transition as they change from the 8-4-4 education system to the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) and also make sure the available time is utilized bearing in mind that this year there are three national examinations.

After the March KNEC Examination, there is a CBC examination for those in grade five, and later in November, there will be another KNEC examination for class Eight and Form 4 class of 2022, and this is likely to bring a tight schedule for the Ministry of Education and the TSC.

After the schools open in April, the first CBC curriculum class will progress to grade six, and the main focus of the teachers to be trained will be those who will be teaching physical education and science subjects.

The grade six learners will be proceeding to Junior secondary in 2023; Junior secondary will have Grades seven, eight, and nine. According to TSC, the April training centers will be selected at each county across the country to ensure that all those who will be trained will access the centers easily without necessarily traveling to other counties.

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