Training of ECDE

Over 40 Early Education Development Education (ECDE) teachers are undergoing training at the Rongai in Nakuru County on the effective implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

While speaking at a Rongai hotel, area Sub-County coordinator Ben Yatich said the teachers were being trained on the utilization of the teachers’ handbook along with curriculum design for PP1 and PP2.

He said the handbook would assist the teachers in lesson planning and make it easier for the implementation of the new Competency Based Curriculum.

Yatich noted that other pieces of training have already been implemented in the sub-county and due to the massive size of the area, it would be done piecemeal to ease the logistics of the teachers travelling to the training centres.

He said the county administration was committed to ensuring that all the ECDE teachers were satisfactorily trained to ensure that the new curriculum takes off adequately.

However, a resident of the area Siphira Ngugi appealed to Governor Lee Kinyanjui to consider establishing feeding programmes in all the ECDE centres to cater for children who come from vulnerable families.

“The county government should endeavour to make education attractive and interesting to learners from an early age by ensuring that school was associated with good things such as food and playing,” says Ngugi.

He noted with concern that some of the children dropped out of school in the semi-arid sub-county due to hunger since they could not concentrate in class and they ended up being left behind by the rest of the class.

Despite the CBC programme being touted as the best teaching methodology due to its promotion of individual learners’ capabilities, there has been a lot of opposition from the teachers’ union, parents and currently, it is being used as a campaigning tool to woo voters.



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