TSC CBC Training To JSS Teachers in April
TSC CBC Training To JSS Teachers in April. After the first term’s break in April, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will train junior secondary school teachers.
In order to train junior secondary school teachers in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in the humanities and languages, the Commission is actively recruiting county trainers.
County Teacher Capacity Development Committees (CTCDC) in each county handle the hiring.
Each CTCDC published a call for applications for interested parties to submit them.
The Commission retrained grade 7 teachers in competency-based curriculum (CBC) and competency-based assessment (CBA) last month.
While the JSS teachers received five days of training, the headteachers—the interim junior secondary principals—were retrained for three days.
The following topic areas were where the targeted teachers were concentrated:
- English, Literature, foreign and indigenous languages
- Kiswahili and Kenya sign language
- Pure sciences -Integrated science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Health Education.
- Humanities — Social Studies (Citizenship, Geography, History) Religious Studies, (CRE, IRE, Hindu, FIRE and PPI) and live skills
- Technical subjects — Pre vocational and pre career – Business Studies, Sports and Physical Education, Home Science. Art and design.
A lot of primary school instructors were recently sent by TSC to teach in junior high. 7,282 teachers received promotions to teach students in Grade 7 during the first round of deployment.
In this CBC training in April, the Commission focuses on the teachers. The deployment exercise for the second batch of P1 instructors is now under progress.
However, it has become clear that junior secondary school students would have less work to perform as a result of plans to cut the number of core subject areas from 12 to 10.
In the new revisions, health education will now be taught alongside integrated science, which consists of biology, physics, and chemistry, while life skills will be merged with social studies.
The report of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) will be given to President William Ruto before the official announcement of the revisions is made.
The team’s term has come to an end, and it has already submitted a report that has not yet been made public.