TSC Targets 60,000 More teachers For CBC Training.
With the implementation of the ambitious Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), Macharia estimates that 60,000 teachers will be re-trained to teach in junior secondary schools in April.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has stated that colleges have started training teachers on CBC.
The trained teachers will be placed in the country’s junior secondary schools.
“When we recruit them, we won’t have to retrain them, but we shall continue retraining the ones we have employed,” she said.
She assured education stakeholders that the government will employ more teachers to curb shortages.
Dr Nancy Macharia, Chief Executive Officer of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), stated that 229,000 tutors have received training.
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“Some 229,000 teachers have already been trained on the new curriculum. Our teachers are ready for the CBC. In fact, we shall continue to offer them training.
"For those not employed by us, it is worth noting that they are also already being trained so that when we also absorb them, there will be no need to re-tool them,” she added.
Regarding teacher recruitment, Macharia stated that the TSC was optimistic that the government would do so.
“This is an election year. We know there are limited resources but we remain hopeful that the government will also listen to us and ensure that our children have enough teachers,” she said.
The TSC boss stated that they have made additional requests for intern teachers to be absorbed in order to help balance the margin on low teacher numbers.
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