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Open SMASSE competition for teachers- Enter today

The Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) has launched a competition that will see science and mathematics teachers walk home with handsome prizes. Get full details below;



As an intervention measure to mitigate COVID-19 and in endeavour to ensure that
quality teaching and learning is continuing even as schools are closed, CEMASTEA has gone fully digital and converted its training programmes which have largely been face to face to fully online.

During this COVID-19 Pandemic period, CEMASTEA has continued to implement its training programmes online using learning management systems notably, the Google Classroom.

The focus of the INSET is to build capacities of teachers on innovative pedagogy including delivering the curriculum online. CEMASTEA has trained 1,163 County Trainers from June to July 2020. The County Trainers are now cascading the training to approximately 11,000 Mathematics and Science teachers all over the country from 5th August to 4th September 2020 with the support of CEMASTEA staff.

All the trained teachers and County Trainers will then be required to create Google Classrooms with their students and start teaching them online from 7th September 2020 until schools reopen.

In order to motivate and encourage the teachers to develop the requisite skills and be innovative in teaching learners online, CEMASTEA has partnered with e-Kitabu to introduce a competition during the COVID-19 pandemic period to encourage teachers to develop and deliver online lessons to learners using a suitable learning management system.


The competition will be rolled out in two categories as follows: to and

2.1. Category 1: County Trainers

This category will be open to the County Trainers from the 47 counties and 8 regions who met qualifications requirements during the 2020 Online National INSET.

Using the assessment criteria under section 3, Cohort Coordinators and CEMASTEA staff who conducted the 2020 National INSET will assess and identify the best Google Classroom Project created by the County Trainers per county

2.2. Category 2: Mathematics and Science Teachers

Category 2 will be open to the Mathematics and Science teachers drawn from the 47 counties and 8 regions who will qualify during the on-going 2020.

Using the assessment criteria under section 3, the County Trainers who are conducting the
2020 Online County INSET will assess and identify the best Google Classroom Project per county as created by the teachers.

They will be guided by the County Trainersā€™ Representative and the CQASO. The Liaison Officer will provide technical support.


For any County Trainer or teacher to participate, they must:

1) Register for the competition
2) Complete the project
3) Have qualified during the Online 2020 National and County INSETs respectively


Assessment of the submitted projects will be based on how well the teacher was
able to:

1) Create suitable online content in a learning management system
2) Prepare a suitable lesson plan or implementation plan to use for teaching
implementing the online content;
3) Deliver or engage learner meaningfully in the learning process using the online content.


1) The best project in the county will be awarded a present
2) The best project in the region will be awarded a laptop
3) The best three projects nationally will be awarded KShs. 100,000/=; KShs. 75,000/=; and KShs. 50,000/= for the 1st; 2nd; and 3rd positions respectively.
4) All the awards will be accompanied with a certificate


The assessment will be completed by 31st October 2020 while the awards will be given in November 2020.


It is hoped that this recognition will go a long way in making remote learning entrenched in schools and benefit the learners.


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