In an effort to increase the qualified teachers needed to offer Competency Based Curriculum, 1,831 students have been enrolled in primary and secondary teachers training colleges
When announcing the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) selection results on Saturday, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha noted that this would allow the government ensure that the CBC program, which has encountered a myriad of challenges, is effectively mainstreamed.
“For the first time, KUCCPS placed applicants for admission to the 32 public diploma primary teacher training colleges.
A total of 1,538 (1,216 female, 322 male) have been placed in Diploma in Primary Teacher Education and Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education Placement to Secondary Teacher Education Colleges,” he said.
KUCCPS placed 293 (129 male, 164 female) to three colleges offering Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education, namely: Kagumo, Kibabii and Lugari TTCs,” Magoha added.
The lack of adequate facilities and teaching staff that are trained on the CBC curriculum are the major impediments to CBC implementation.
The completion of placement for 2021 KCSE candidates follows a recent expansion of KUCCPS’s mandate, in which the Ministry of Education transferred the mandate on admission of new TTC students to the placement agency.