The ministry of education has announced that Teachers who will be teaching the upcoming junior secondary schools will undergo a 10-month training, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha announced.
This comes after introduction of the junior high school levels of education that consists of Grade 7 and Grade 8 under the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
Magoha, who was speaking during a visit to Kapsabet Girls High School, said that the 10-month training would be taking place between the months of February and December
CS Magoha directed the contractors building new classes to be hands on and complete them within the provided period to allow national examinations to be undertaken without disruptions. That is, before March 7, 2022.
“We are targeting to build 6,400 CBC classrooms during the first phase which we shall complete on that stipulated time, and the second phase should start immediately after we finish marking exams which is about the first week of May,” said Magoha.
He also noted that the three national examinations for Grade 6, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) are now ready for administration.
“For Grade 6, everything is already in place. The books have been printed and distributed, teachers have been trained and all other materials that are required are ready,” he noted.
The government has released Ksh 8 billion for the Ministry of Education through Treasury that shall assist in the construction of 10,000 classes in secondary schools to ease the transition to the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) program.
The program seeks to address classroom deficit in the public secondary schools to allow for a smooth transition of CBC Grade 6 learners to Junior Secondary in January 2023.