Government phasing out P1 teacher training

The Government is phasing out P1 teacher training so as to graduate teachers who are better equipped to deliver on the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
Basic Education Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang, said the P1 teacher trainees admitted this year will be the last, phasing out a system that has not only produced teachers for the country but for neighbouring countries as well.

He said beginning next year, all teacher trainees will be admitted to diploma programs saying the diploma graduates will be leaving college ready to teach the CBC.

He spoke at the Kenya School of Government in Embu today when he addressed experts designing the remaining stages of the CBC.
Dr Kipsang said the new curriculum is well underway with 27 million textbooks already supplied to all public primary schools.
He added that some 91000 teachers were also trained during the last holidays to handle the new curriculum that phases out the 8-4-4 system that used since the 1980s.

The PS said the new education system was meant to graduate people with desired 21st century skills.

He called on teachers to be selfless during the implementation of the new curriculum, reminding them that they were in a noble calling where they helped mould Goid’s creations into well rounded citizens.