CBC training 2023. All teachers who want to stay in the classroom will need to complete a one-year mandatory retraining program
This is with the aim to prepare them for the demands of the new curriculum.
This is one of the suggestions in the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms’ (PWPER) draft report.
The task force members’ latest ideas call for teacher retraining to be in line with the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
The team makes the case that retraining will give instructors the skills they need to manage the CBC.
The CBC CURRICULUM has been in implementation for the past seven years.
CBC training 2023
As opposed to the former structure, where the CBC trainings were delivered by TSC ;
The task force proposes that the training be delivered by the ministry of Education.
From reliable sources, the mandate of teacher training is set to be fully done by the Ministry of Education.
The team also suggests that the MoE create policies requiring all teachers who received their degrees prior to 2023 to ;
- complete mandatory retraining in order to comply with curricular revisions.
The team suggests taking action against a teacher who fails to complete the required retooling.
All teacher who fail to retrain will be prohibited from teaching.
In essence, this means that people who forego the retraining risk losing their jobs.
The draft report, however, makes no clear information on which party is sponsoring the training.
Whether the government will pay for the retraining costs or the teachers will be required to pay for their own retraining.
Teachers unions have pushed for government support for this, which has been a source of friction.
CBC implementation had difficulties, according to sources in the task force, mostly as a result of insufficient teacher capacity and readiness.
The members claim that various stakeholders criticized the TSC on the CBC trainings as being “superficial, hurried, and conducted by unqualified trainers.”
The stakeholders also criticized TSC trainers for using divergent methods to analyze curriculum designs and failing to provide thorough answers to queries.
The Kenya Teachers Training College would be the only teaching college established as part of the plan to reform education in Kenyan schools; all other TTCs would be campuses.
The research also suggests decreasing, yet-to-be-determined, the entry grade for teacher training colleges in underserved areas.