1700 Teachers Receive CBC Training In Kiambu
Over 1700 Kiambu County teachers have received training in the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) for Junior Secondary education.
Abubakar Hassan, County Director of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), stated that a few teachers from the County’s 290 public secondary schools were trained for the course at Riabai Secondary School in Kiambu sub-county.
“Each school sent six teachers for the training which was cascaded down from the National level through Master trainers,” Hassan told KNA.
He added that the teachers will now return to the schools where they are based to train the rest of the teachers for the new CBC learning system, which covers Grades 7 and 8.
According to the TSC Director, 30 teachers who specialize in Special Needs Education were also taken to the Thika School for the Blind for training on the new education system.
“During the training, we also called upon the private schools to join in and send their teachers for future training sessions which is free to fast track the role out of CBC which is replacing the old 8.4.4 system of education,” he said.
While discussing the training’s progress, Hassan praised the teachers for “embracing the new model of learning.”
“Teachers are settling quickly to the CBC system and those who have been trained at County level have pledged to aid cascading the training to the educators in their school,” he said.
Hassan also mentioned improved teamwork, which he claims has improved the overall rollout of CBC in the County.
The Ministry of Education officially launched the Competency-Based Curriculum in 2017, introducing the 2-6-3-3-3 learning system.
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The first two years will be dedicated to early learning, followed by six years of primary school education and three years of junior secondary education.
Following that, students will attend senior secondary school for three years before proceeding to tertiary education, which also has a three-year learning period.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled a new State Department of Curriculum Reform Implementation in the Education Ministry to expedite implementation.
Over 6000 classrooms have already been built across the country, with another 4000 expected to be built to accommodate students transitioning to Junior Secondary school.