CBC training in 2021 (TSC Payment rates, training venues and dates)

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has issued a circular on the 2021 training of teachers on the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC). According to the latest circular from the Commission, the training will kick off on May 25th to 4th June, 2021.

TSC will use both the face to face and virtual blended model to train the teachers.

Table of contents.

  1. CBC 2021 training dates
  2. Mode of training
  3. Groups of teachers to be trained
  4. Role of TSC County & Regional Directors
  5. TSC payment rates for 2021 training
  6. How to withdraw the CBC allowances
  7. Quick TSC links


The teachers will be trained for five (5) days in the dates shown below;

Training DateTraining ModeVenueActivities
25/05/2021 to 27/05/2021VirtualVirtualTraining of CSO and CBC champions using Microsoft teams (regular) and Training of SNE CSO and SNECBC Champions using Microsoft teams.
31/05/2021 to 04/06/2021Face to FaceZonal levelZonal training of Teachers (Regular)
31/05/2021 to 04/06/2021Face to FaceZonal levelZonal training of Teachers (SNE)

The Mode of training

The training will be conducted in three stages as follows;

  • The Master trainers will train the Curriculum Support Officers (CSOs) and CBC Champions (both regular and SNE) at the County Level virtually using Microsoft Teams for 3 days from 25th to 27th May 2021. The links will be provided
  • The CSOs and CBC Champions (both regular and SNE) will train teachers through face to face following the with adherence to MOH COVID 19 prevention protocols for 5 days.
  • They Should have at least 15 teachers per training room.

The specific teachers to be trained

The target groups for the training will be 2 teachers and the Head teacher from each public primary school as follows;

  • Head teachers from regular and SNE schools.
  • One Teacher from grade 1 to 3 and one teachers from grade 4 to 5 (Regular schools)
  • One Teacher from grade 1 to 3 and one teachers from grade 4 to 5 (SNE schools) based on the table provided below.

The Regional and County TSC Directors will do the following:

  • Officially Invite Headteachers to be trained for 5 days.
  • Identify and invite the teachers to be trained for 5 days through their Headteachers officially.
  • Keenly take consideration on the selection of SNE teachers as guided by SNE CSOs in your county based on the table provided below.
  • Identify suitable venues with the CSOs and Sub county Directors for training
  • Facilitate the venue organizers to prepare all the teachers’ meals and teas Coordinate the training materials on time.
  • Coordinate and monitor the teacher training sessions
  • Prepare and provide guidance to teachers on the training logistics as advised by the finance directorate from the Head Quarters.
  • Prepare and submit the training report.


Here are the TSC set payment rates for travel allowance, remuneration and meals entitled to Curriculum Support Officers (CSO), teachers and Headteachers attending the training.

Allowance per dayCSOCBC ChampionsHead TeachersTeachers

See also; TSC releases a circular on CBC training 2021 (See training dates and mode of training)


  • Every participant will be reimbursed travel expenses to and fro as per prevailing fares up to a maximum of Kshs.1000 (For CSO) and 800 (for the Champions)
  • Training institution to provide venue and meals (2 teas and lunch) at Kshs.400 per day for 3 days and stationery at Kshs.100 per participant.
  • Every participant shall be paid Kshs. 3,000 daily subsistence allowance to cater for accommodation for 4 days.


  • Every teacher shall be reimbursed Kshs.300 per day to cater for travel expenses.
  • Every CSO and CBC champion shall be paid Kshs.1000 as facilitation allowance per day for 5 days.
  • Every participant shall be paid Kshs.1000 per day for 5 days to cater for their accommodation.
  • Common lunch shall be provided at Kshs.400 per day per participant and facilitators for 5 days.
  • Kshs.100 per participant has been provided for stationery.
  • Fuel of Kshs.5000 per vehicle for maximum of 2 vehicles per county and 3 vehicles for counties hosting the Regional Director.
  • Lunch allowance up to a maximum of Kshs.1500 per day shall be paid for 5 days to the Regional Directors, County directors, Deputy County Directors, 2 drivers and the County Accounts. This shall be paid as per the prevailing rates per job groups.


  • All payments shall be processed through bank and not cash. There shall be no cash withdrawals to pay participants and venues.
  • The funds may be disbursed through bulk M-pesa services offered by the bank.
  • The County Account shall prepare payment schedules in the format prescribed by their respective banks.
  • All payment schedules must be approved by County Director before dispatch to the bank
  • The Accountant shall retain a copy of schedule acknowledged by the bank.

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