TSC to Train 90,000 Grade 7 Teachers between January and April
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is set to train 90,000 Grade Seven teachers in the coming months,
The teachers are the ones who will be hired and shall be sent out to schools by the 30th of January to teach Grade 7, learners.
The TSC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Nancy Macharia said that teachers who had undergone training will retool newly recruited teachers.
“We target to train 90,000 teachers between January and April,” said Dr. Nancy Macharia.
On his part, the Director of Human Resource Management and Development at TSC Julius Olayo said earlier that retooling teachers will ensure they meet expected standards to effectively deliver their mandate.
Olayo said that TSC had at that time trained 229,000 primary school teachers and 60,000 secondary school teachers on the Competencey-Based Curriculum (CBC).
“Additionally, all field officers and curriculum support officers have been trained on the CBC to understand the curriculum and be able to give instructional support during the implementation of the curriculum.
“However, this training will be continuous and all teachers must be supported and equipped with the necessary skills to effectively deliver the CBC,” said Olayo.
Olayo was speaking in Mombasa during the 18th Kenya Primary School Heads Association annual meeting and conference that was held at the Sheikh Zayed Children Welfare Centre in Mombasa.
Grade 7 is set to have 1,287,597 learners who sat for the first-ever Kenya Primary School Education Assessment.