About 122 Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers from Matayos Sub-County in Busia County were awarded certificates of participation after completing a one-week Competence Based Curriculum Training at Lwanya Special School at the weekend.
County Director ECDE Mr Douglas Barasa who presided over the closing ceremony said for CBC to work teachers need to give trusting assessment, engage parents and give them a diary in the KISRAT booklet that is being provided by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
“These are very key elements that will help us have control over our pupils,” he said noting that the CBC is not for the pupils but for the teachers who need to assess with integrity and not award marks for the purpose of it; this will determine whether a pupil wants to be a teacher, carpenter, nurse or pilot.
Mr Barasa said ECDE in Busia County is not free and asked the pre-primary teachers to liaise with the board of Management of the schools who will give directive on what is to be paid by parents.
He asked ECDE teachers, who may be seeking transfers to apply through their Sub-County coordinators between now and 3rd of October, 2019.
Matayos Sub-County director Rachel Omondi was assisted by Lilian Owuor, Juliet Oduor,Jane Adongo, Fredrick Lukiri and Christopher Wandera to train the teachers how to grade pupils using four key parameters include exceeding expectations, meeting expectations, approaching expectations and below expectations.
Madam Jane Adongo gave strong remarks that for CBC outcome to be realized, the classroom teacher should develop a positive attitude and embrace all that appertain to the CBC implementation.
She also added that early year educators are very key in the development of the child and that it’s only God who can reward the noble job that ECDE teachers do.