Big blow to teachers. The education sector is a sector which provides overall fields. It is therefore necessary for development of other fields. In the new competency based curriculum, only specialized persons can be able to handle it because it is too demanding. The main aims of the Kenyan government is to successfully achieve a transition from 8-4-4 to the 2-6-6-2 education system by the year 2027.
Requirements for teachers before instructing under CBC
Lately, an educator who already graduated before this year and has not secured employment is required to undergo an internship program for atleast one year. The aim of the internship program is to make educators liase with the current education system fully. Teachers who are still in school will be required to undergo a mandatory internship for a period not less than one year after their graduation and before they secure any employment.
This is after the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms submitted their final report to the Kenyan president. The taskforce was formed last year in order to review the curriculum of education and make any changes that may be necessary in making the curriculum more effective.
The training is expected to take one year. It is during this period when educators will be instructed on;
- The framework of the competency based curriculum
- CBC curriculum design
- How to integrate information communication technology in the learning process
Teachers will therefore get out of there well equiped for the competency based curriculum. This is because they will be taught almost everything concerning how to handle learners in CBC as well as running the curriculum.
University and college students in the education profession will also be required to undergo this internship. According to the PWPER, graduates will go for a mandatory internship for one year before they are fit to teach in Kenyan institutions.
The curriculum is however easy to many learners. This is because the PWPER proposed a reduction of number of subjects in schools. This will therefore reduce the learner’s workload.
These changes are expected to take place starting next year.
Big blow to teachers.