Government to train over 60,000 teachers for CBC beginning March
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) says that at least 60,000 teachers will be trailed beginning March next year in preparations for the roll out of juniors’ secondary school.
So far, at least 228,000 primary school teachers have been trained on the Competency-based Curriculum (CBC), says TSC.
TSC also says the training of tutors who will handle Grade six pupils will begin in December this year.
On the other hand, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) said syllabus designs from Grade One to Ten are ready.
The Education ministry further said that the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) will, from September 27 to October 1, roll out the pilot summative assessment for Grade Six pupils.
This, the ministry says, will enable the exams body to generate a sample paper for the final assessment.
The pilot test will also allow KNEC to come u with fitting assessment tools, the exams’ difficulty levels, language appropriateness, adequacy of the duration of the exam and the reporting format for learners’ competencies.
The pilot test will be conducted in both public and private primary schools in the 47 counties.
Revelations were made at Hilton Hotel on Tuesday during Education ministry’s top officials’ meeting with the Kenya Editors Guild.
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The CBC system of education has in recent days faced criticism over its implementation on parents and government’s preparedness to fund necessary infrastructure.
Its importance is a wait-and-see with a planned mock national assessment for Grade 5 learners almost set to begin.
The assessment will give a glimpse of how the pupils will transition to junior secondary when they sit the actual Grade 6 test next year.
KNEC is expected to pilot the cumulative assessment targeting 18,088 learners in 210 schools across all the 47 counties between September 27 2021 and October 1 2021.
According to the Daily Nation, the pilot test will be conducted in sample schools covering all categories, and comes at a time when the curriculum is facing increased criticism over the cost of its implementation on parents and government’s preparedness to fund necessary infrastructure.