Updated Guidelines on Training of 67000 JSS Teachers by TSC
Updated Guidelines on Training of 67000 JSS Teachers by TSC. All Junior Secondary Schools (JSSs) across the nation will begin training teachers who will instruct students in Grade 7 as soon as possible.
In a communication dated February 15, 2023 and copied to all TSC Regional and County Directors, Director of Quality Assurance and Standards Dr. Mugwuku Nthamburi stated that the retooling will involve the Trainers of Trainers (ToTs) and Master Trainers who will provide expert support and instruction.
Head teachers and instructors of languages, science, math, the humanities, and technical courses will participate in training sessions that are done face-to-face utilizing the smart cascade model of training from March 13 to March 19, 2023. Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and certain county locations will host the training.
The master trainers will provide specialized help during the retooling of teachers, and the TOTs will retool instructors for 6 days as part of the teacher capacity development. Both teachers and head teachers will receive face-to-face training over the course of three days.
For non-ASAL teachers, who will be reimbursed for their travel costs, the exercise will be non-residential; for ASAL instructors, who will be reimbursed for housing.
Also, because it will be a residential program, accommodation will be made available for SNE teachers in ASAL and non-ASAL regions, ToTs, and regular instructors.
With the following requirements: head teachers for both regular and SNE, teachers with bachelor’s degrees or diplomas in education who have at least a C+ (Plus) average or its equivalent and who teach two subjects, and teachers who have just been hired for JSS, each primary school will designate three teachers and the head teacher for retooling.
Target subject areas for teacher training
English, literature, foreign and indigenous languages, Kiswahili and Kenya Sign Language, pure sciences – integrated science – biology, chemistry, physics, and health education; and mathematics will be the subject areas where the target teachers will be concentrated.
Humanities include life skills, religion studies (CRE, IRE, Hindu, HRE, and PPI), social studies (citizenship, geography, history), and religious studies.
Technical subjects include business studies, sports and physical education, home science, art and design, and pre-technical and pre-career education.
In contrast to the 30,550 teachers that TSC recruited in January 2023, 11,192 teachers who obtained a C+ or higher (Regular) from all 47 counties will be the target participants.
2,235 primary school teachers and 196 ToTs will be the SNE’s target participants. There will be 745 head teachers (SNE) in addition to 22,482 normal head teachers from the schools in all 47 counties.
Total number of teachers that need to be trained
67,446 teachers will be trained nationwide, or the whole teaching force.
The TSC Directors will extend invitations to the three regular teachers for retooling, the heads of both regular and SNE schools, and the teachers from Special schools to attend the training at the selected integrated school.
They must also plan the best training settings, invite teachers from private institutions, and remind them that they must pay for their travel, meals, and lodging.
TSC educated 60,000 secondary school teachers on CBC last year to manage the first batch of 1.2 million JSS students who entered Grade Seven. The training started in April 2022.
Training statement from Nancy Macharia
The CEO of TSC, Nancy Macharia, claims that training would continue to support all teachers and provide them with the resources they require to deliver CBC effectively.
All field officers and CSOs underwent CBC training in order to understand the curriculum and support instruction during the implementation of the competency-based curriculum.