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Training of 60, 000 junior secondary school teachers starts on Monday

The Teachers Service Commission is set to commence training of teachers who will be in charge of junior secondary schools.

The first phase of the training which will commence on Monday, April 25 is expected to run until May 13, 2022.

While speaking during the release of 2021 KCSE results, TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia said the lot will involve 60,000 teachers.

Be well assured that come January next year, we would have trained all teachers for the to enable smooth transition from Grade six to junior secondary

Nancy Macharia

The teachers will be drawn from public, private and special needs secondary schools.

“There is no gap, we are well prepared to implement CBC junior secondary school come January 2023,” she said.

She added: “We are training and equipping our teachers with the tools they will need.”

The CEO noted that the Ministry of Education is well prepared to ensure that the implementation of this curriculum is a success.

“Be well assured that come January next year, we would have trained all teachers for the to enable smooth transition from Grade Six to junior secondary,” she said.

Classrooms

She disclosed that the government is not only constructing CBC classrooms across schools, but also targets to train over 116,000 teachers by December to fill in the junior secondary schools.

The commission’s officers will work with the ministry to ensure that come December, we have done trainings and offer refresher courses on CBC to teachers,” she added.

To counter the existing teacher shortage across schools, the government had allocated 2.5billion for recruitment of 5000 teachers on permanent and pensionable basis.

We want to put more emphasis on sub county schools as they admit bulk of students, a bigger percentage of the recruited will therefore be placed there

Nancy Macharia

“We will immediately embark on this recruitment exercise to ensure they report to work as soon as possible,” she said.

An amount of Sh1.2 billion was also allocated to recruitment of 6, 000 interns as a stop-gap measure to ease the teacher shortage in school’s which stand at 114, 581 teachers.

“We want to put more emphasis on sub county schools as they admit bulk of students, a bigger percentage of the recruited will therefore be placed there,” said Macharia.

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