TSC Reveals New Training Subjects Ahead of CBC Roll Out In Junior, Senior Secondary School

Teachers Service Commission, TSC has identified new training areas that colleges and universities will train potential secondary school teachers to prepare for implementation of competency based curriculum junior and senior secondary schools.

Through an advisory to the Ministry of Education, TSC Boss said that the programs will provide the necessary skills to see the roll out of CBC in junior and senior schools in 2023.

 

According to teacher employers, the new learning areas that teacher training institutions need to focus on include; Pre technical and vocational education, life skills, agriculture and health education.

 

Indigenous Languages, Kenya Sign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts.

 

In addition, the commission identified various disciplines where skill gaps exist such as leatherwork, mandarin, woodwork technology, plumbing and ceramics.

 

To facilitate learning in health education, TSC has also noted that teachers should be redeployed in home science, physical education and biology. Materials on citizenship for social studies should be included.

 

TSC boss Dr. Nancy Macharia further indicated that teachers’ education curriculum should be designed in such a way that secondary school teachers teach and instruct multiple subjects. Presently in secondary school teachers teach only two subjects.

 

“We recommend and recommend that teacher education programs should be flexible and aligned to enable one to teach and instruct a variety of subjects,” said TSC boss Dr. Nancy Macharia.

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