The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has announced new training areas for teachers. According to the Commission, teachers will be retrained on new learning areas as the Competency Based Curriculum goes into full swing.
The Teachers Service Commission has identified the special areas of training for teachers who will be involved in junior and secondary school learning.
CEO Nancy Macharia, in an advisory to the State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education on Curriculum Development, said the new content areas will enable learners to make decisions based on their interests, strengths and personalities.
Biology and Chemistry teachers will be retooled on how to handle Integrated Science and Health Science while Physics and Mathematics teachers on how to teach Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education.
Geography, History and CRE teachers will be trained on Social Studies, according to the advisory.
Elective subjects will include Visual Arts (Fine Art, Photography), Performing Arts (Music, Dance), Home Science, Computer Science, Foreign Languages, Kenyan Sign Language and Indigenous Languages.
“The purpose of the Commission’s Advisory on the teacher preparation and requirements is to facilitate a smooth implementation of the Junior and Senior School curriculum delivery,” Dr Macharia said in the letter dated July 2021.
Dr Macharia called for the allocation of enough funds to facilitate retooling and training of teachers.
Kagumo, Kibabii and Lugari teacher colleges, the TSC suggested, should enrol students to pursue the new subjects while student admissions to universities should be informed by the new subject areas.