Written by Mulindi Carey and Getrude Sikuku
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Teachers from different high schools in Bungoma South District received training on teaching strategies concerning the education sector.
This is to ensure that teachers will become more effective in teaching as provided for in the new education curriculum.
The sensitization forum facilitated by officers from the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Educational Publishers (JKFEP) and according to O’kubasu Aggrey a facilitator, said teachers especially those teaching social studies face challenges in teaching because of the frequent changes in the syllabus.
O’kubasu said the event aimed at sensitizing social studies teachers on the changes in curriculum as well as to act as a showcase of the new text books in the front list.
Andrew Musungu the event organizer and JKFEP sales representative, said Social Studies is a political subject which has so many controversial issues as a result of the ever changing political affairs in Kenya, making it important to carry out sensitization campaign to alert and inform teachers.
He said teachers are confused on what to teach due to conflicting circulars from the ministry of education, he therefore, recommended the new revised books for both teachers and students.
Musungu disclosed that as publishers face challenges of publishing books and supplying to the current 47 counties against what it were before, 8 provinces. He added that, they are also affected with the problem of curriculum revision as it has never been updated since 2009.
Speaking after the event, Andrew Watakila a teacher at Tembelela Primary School of Mwibale zone owned up that they have been using books whose content is out of syllabus and commended JKFEP for presenting the laid out syllabus and providing reliable information which are in line with the Kenya National Examinational Council expectations.
The event was launched at Kakamega last week and it is set to cover the entire Western Province.
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