CS Magoha Announces 10-Month Training for Teachers

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    Education CS George Magoha speaks at a KICD conference in Nairobi on Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, has announced a fresh 10-month training for teachers who will handle the upcoming Grade 7.

    This comes amid confusion over the introduction of junior high school level of education which consists of Grade 7 and Grade 8 that forms the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

    Speaking at Kapsabet Girls High School in Nandi County on Sunday, February 14, Magoha noted that the 10-month training will take place between the month of February and December.

    He also disclosed that the three national examinations for Grade 6, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) are ready for administration.

    Teachers at the Ministry of Education's CBC training in 2020

    “Government is continuous and if I am not there, whoever will come to take over will find everything ready and our children will be safe.

    “We are leaving everything in good state as far as our children welfare is concerned,” he assured.

    During the visit, Magoha also directed all contractors to ensure that the 6,400 classes that are currently under construction are completed before March 7, 2022.

    He noted that the classes should be done in time to allow for national examinations to be undertaken without any disruption.

    Magoha also revealed that money to cater for the construction and literary materials had already been set aside.

    “We are targeting to build 6,400 CBC classrooms during the first phase which we shall complete on that stipulated time, and the second phase should start immediately after we finish marking exams which is about the 1st week of May.

    “For Grade 6, everything is already in place. The books have been printed and distributed, teachers have been trained and all other materials that are required are ready,” he stated.

    A total of 60,000 tutors are targeted in the training. with over 120,000 teachers already trained to handle Grade 6.

    Education CS Magoha speaking to learners of Chavakali High School, Vihiga County on March 6, 2021.
    Education CS Magoha speaking to learners of Chavakali High School, Vihiga County on March 6, 2021.