The Kenya National Examination Council, Knec is rushing against time to pay the teachers who participated in marking of the 2020 national exams before the start of competence based curriculum and assessment training.
Education CS George Magoha released both Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education back in April and May respectively but the council is yet to pay the personnel that took part in administration of the exam three months later after the release. Sources from the council have confirmed that all the national examination examiners and other human resource will receive their dues before the CBA training gets underway over the July holiday.
The Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) is planning to train teachers on Competency Based Assessment (CBA) during the July schools holiday break from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd July, 2021 in your County. Knec want to avoid a situation of coming face to face with teachers without their pay.
According to details seen by this author, in the CBC training, 200 participants have been drawn from schools Implementing the Age Based (Regular) Curriculum. The 200 participants will include five (5) CSOs, five (5) QASOs, five (5) Headteachers, five (5) Deputy Headteachers and CBC Champion teachers.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) county directors have been directed to identify participants who are teaching Grades 3, 4 and 5 from across all Sub–Counties in their Counties of jurisdiction.
In addition, TSC county directors will identify participants from schools implementing the Stage Based (SNE) Curriculum Pathway, Special Schools and Units for Learners with Visual, Hearing and Physical impairments, which should include three (3) CSO-SNE’s, one (1) QASO, three (3) Headteachers, three (3) Deputy Headteachers and the CBC-SNE Champion teachers.
The teachers should be drawn from Grade 3, 4 and 5 in schools implementing the adapted Curriculum for learners with Visual Hearing and Physical Impairments and those Implementing Foundation and Intermediate levels of stage based Curriculum Pathway.
For SNE training, participants from two Counties will converge in one venue hosted in different Counties across the country.
KNEC will reimburse the cost of:
- Meals (two teas and snacks, two bottles of water and lunch as well as WIFI at Kshs.700/= per person per day;
- Training materials at Kshs.10,000/=;
- Transport cost for the participants.
Finally, TSC County directors will be expected to:
- Coordinate the training;
- Secure separate venues for the trainings of Regular and SNE teachers and
- Identify and officially invite the participants as stipulated in the tables above.