Under the umbrella of the “Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity” initiative, teachers will participate in a two-day training workshop.
Targeting all teachers of students in grades one through three in all public schools across the nation, Tusome will hold a national teacher training.
This training will begin on Monday, July 25, 2022, and end on Tuesday in other counties. The program is aimed at primary school teachers.
One of the Ministry of Education’s initiatives to promote literacy in English and Kiswahili is the Tusome Early Grade Reading Activity.
This week’s program will be attended by teachers of Grades 1, 2, and 3 in elementary schools. All teachers in public schools who teach in the lower grades will participate in the training, according to the ministry.
Ministry of Education (MOE) runs the Tusome program in all 24,452 public primary schools and more than 1,500 low-cost private primary schools in Kenya.
A major collaboration between USAID and the Ministry of Education of the Government of Kenya is called Tusome, which means “Let’s Read” in Kiswahili.
By 2021, 7.8 million students’ reading outcomes will be improved because to the Tusome technological approach, which makes use of research-based learning materials, tried-and-true teaching techniques, and a cutting-edge tablet-based feedback and monitoring system.
There are currently 11.4 million kids enrolled in public and private elementary schools, according to estimates.
The implementation of Free Primary Education by the Government in 2002 and other actions are largely responsible for the primary school enrollment’s rapid growth.
According to the Ministry, enrollment figures show that Kenya will meet its commitments to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and Education for All (EFA) by 2015.
The MOE compensates teachers who attend their workshops through Tusome an amount ranging from 2300 to 2865 per day and requires that teachers attend the workshops for at least two days.
However, confusion following the introduction of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) makes it challenging to implement the Tusome program.
Because CBC and Tusome use different teaching philosophies and materials, they cause conflicts in the classroom. However, a lot of educators like Tusome over CBC.
When the program originally began, teachers were given Tusome schemes of work, lesson plans, and other teaching and learning resources.
Based on the recommendations from the Report on the implementation of Languages in Grades 1, 2, and 3, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) reviewed the English Language, Kiswahili Language, and Indigenous Activities for Grades 1, 2, and 3 at the beginning of this year.
The name change from Literacy Activities to Indigenous Language Activities was approved by the Ministry of Education.
The MoE also authorized the revision of the English language, Kiswahili language, and Indigenous language activities curriculum designs for grades 1, 2, and 3 in accordance with the amended time allocation as follows: language of English