A program was implemented to implement the Teacher Competence Curriculum (KBK) well.
The five-year curriculum is designed to train teachers in teaching and basic training colleges to better understand the new curriculum.
The Aga Khan Foundation and the Government of Canada are funding the program, which is led by the Institute for Educational Development in East Africa and includes Tanzania and Uganda.
Of course, the program tries to respond to this call by training primary and elementary level teachers to develop their pedagogical skills.
The goal, she says, is to be a creative, innovative teacher with the ability to develop learning strategies that encourage students to think critically.
“We are trying to support teachers to implement the curriculum better in the classroom and at the same time be leaders in learning from school leaders,” said Dr Raria at a stakeholder meeting with Agha Khan. University.
For the pilot program, they chose Shanzu Teachers College, where they will train teachers who will be assigned to train teachers, he said.
According to the dean, it focuses on improving the teaching skills of teachers in the KBK setting by understanding, translating and applying active learning approaches in their classrooms.
Dr. Raria explained that the one-off workshop will not produce the desired quality of teachers and he said it should be continued in in-service training until it becomes a habit.
“We want to produce teachers who do not rely on textbooks. CBC aims to develop students who can think critically, solve problems and become entrepreneurs after basic education,” he said.
Dr Jane Raria, Dean of the Institute of Educational Development at the Aga Khan University of East Africa, said the Central Bank has the capacity to implement several programmes, including teacher training programmes.
He said the new curriculum was misunderstood and teachers were not adequately trained to implement it.
He also stated that they have partnered with the Kenya Educational Management Institute (KEMI) to develop a two-year diploma program aimed at school leaders to support learning in schools and increase understanding of gender inclusion and diversity issues in schools.
Our mission is to support the educational development agenda of our government in the region. We hope to fund more of these programs across the country in the future,” he said.
According to KEMI’s Deputy Director of Management Development, Mr Wycliffe Wasike, the partnership aims to develop transformative leaders who can influence and produce the quality education students need.
Mr. Wasike said champion leaders are needed to ensure quality education in schools, and this is the program they want to expand throughout the country.
Dr. Raria said the training is ongoing with a program to identify the best practices for developing champion teachers, whether they need to be revised or improved, and how the best practices can be developed for the benefit of all.
Over time, he said, research will determine how best practices for implementing programs in Kenyan schools can be maintained or expanded.