TSC to conduct training of JSS teachers from the following dates
TSC to conduct training of JSS teachers from the following dates. The newly hired junior secondary school teachers who were posted as of two weeks ago are scheduled to begin receiving training from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
According to TSC, teacher training was slated to begin in January and last until April of current year, 2023.
The newly hired teachers will be retrained by the teachers who have previously been trained in the junior secondary school curriculum, according to TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia.
Between January and April, “we aim to train 90,000 instructors,” Macharia said.
Julius Olayo, Director of Human Resource Management and Development at TSC, had earlier stated that the goal of retooling the teachers is to make sure they fulfill the required criteria to carry out their duties efficiently.
Olayo said that the Competency-Based Curriculum had been taught to 229,000 primary school teachers and 60,000 secondary school teachers by TSC.
Additionally, all field officers and curriculum support officers have received training on CBC, allowing them to comprehend the curriculum and provide instructional assistance when it is being implemented, according to Olayo.
When the Commission made the announcement, all 30,550 newly hired teachers had already reported to their respective junior secondary schools for the start of the school year.
The Commission announced 9,000 permanent and pensionable teaching positions for junior secondary students in the mass recruitment advertisement published in December 2022, as well as 21,550 internship positions.
A severe teacher shortage has affected public schools over the past two weeks as a large number of children made the switch from elementary to junior secondary education.
Although Nancy Macharia, CEO of TSC, acknowledged that there was a teacher deficit in junior secondary schools, she quickly added that the government was looking into the matter.
According to her, the commission was utilizing its platform to gather applications from newly graduated teachers who were already employed as teachers in primary schools.
Once we finish the mapping, “we shall use the data acquired to move the qualified teachers from primary schools to junior secondary schools,” she stated.
The application period for the transfer of primary school teachers to junior high schools was open until midnight on February 6, 2023.
Macharia noted that the freshly hired teachers had informed the junior secondary school that they were experiencing “teething issues” due to the transition due to the current teacher shortage.
After last week’s meeting with the Senate committee on education, the CEO spoke to the media at Sawela Lodge in Naivasha.
“However, this training will be ongoing, and all teachers must be encouraged and given the tools they need to deliver CBC effectively.”
Last year, about 1,287,597 Grade 6 pupils took the first-ever Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA).
All of the teachers in charge of grades 7, 8, and 9 from both conventional and SNE schools will be the training’s target audience.
The Commission aims to prepare educators in disciplines like languages, math, the humanities, and technical fields.
These topics and areas presented in the junior secondary school part will be covered in the training of Grade 7 teachers.