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DR. LYDIA NZOMO BREAKS SILENCE ABOUT CBC

TSC BACKS UP CBC AND ICT INTEGRATION IN LEARNING

DR LYDIA NZOMO, TSC CHAIR PHOTO COURTESY
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In summary:
Last year’s winner of the Principal of the Year Award (POYA) in Eastern Region Ms Florence Igweta has received her award.

She is the principal of Chuka Girls High School located in Tharaka Nithi County.

The Teachers Service Commission’s third annual open day was held at Chuka University in Tharaka Nithi County.

The forum brought together all education stakeholders from four counties.

Dr Lydia Nzomo, the TSC chair said that the commission is willing to promote the integration of ICT in its system to enhance quality learning in Kenyan schools.

Its major focus is the installation of biometric attendance registers for both learners and teachers in schools.

She also urged education stakeholders especially teachers to embrace the new Competency-Based Curriculum.

TSC ON NEW CURRICULUM
Dr Lydia Nzomo, who is the Teachers Service Commission chair, has reiterated the need for teachers and all education stakeholders to embrace the new Competency-Based Curriculum.

She was speaking yesterday during the Teachers Service Commission’s third annual open day which was held at Chuka University in Tharaka Nithi County.

She further said that CBC plays an indispensable role in equipping learners with practical knowledge, skills and values aimed at solving real-life challenges.

The forum whose theme was “Integrating Technology and Innovation for Quality Teaching” involved key education stakeholders from four counties.
These are Tharaka Nithi, Kirinyaga, Embu and Meru.

CBC TEACHER TRAINING
On CBC teacher training, Dr Nzomo said that the commission had trained 181 master trainers who had in turn trained 1, 165 CBC curriculum support officers- teacher trainers in preparation for a successful implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum.

1, 320 CBC champions have also been trained as teacher trainers by the master trainers.

So far, 159, 810 teachers have been equipped with adequate knowledge and skills to effectively implement CBC.

More teachers are scheduled to be trained during the December Holidays.

CBC GRADE FOUR TEXTBOOKS
The fear surrounding inadequate learning materials especially Grade four textbooks has been waning following the announcement of seven firms that have won the tender to publish the aforementioned texts.

The firms are expected to print 16 million books for 14 subjects. Among the 7 firms is the Kenya Literature Bureau which will print three textbooks, Longhorn Publishers- two textbooks and Oxford University Press-two textbooks.

POYA AWARD
The 2018 POYA in Eastern Region winner has received her prize. She was presented the coveted award by the TSC chairperson Dr Lydia Nzomo at Chuka University in Tharaka-Nithi County.

The 2019 Principal of the Year Award is Ms Jane Waceke. She is the head of Othaya Girls.

Ms Waceke was announced as the winner during the Kenya Secondary School Heads Conference in Mombasa this year.

Her win was closely attributed to her excellent administrative skills and the ability to integrate the use of innovation and technology to promote learning.

Ms Waceke has also given back to the society by training neighbouring schools from remote areas on how to effectively use ICT in learning.

She has also introduced an electronic learning popularly known as e-learning within the school.

She is 48 years old and hails from Karatina.

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