Teachers To Attend Two-Day TUSOME Training Workshop This Week

By Getrude Mathayo / Published July 25, 2022 | 10:27 am




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Primary school teachers in Grade 1,2 and 3 will attend the workshop this week. All teachers in public schools who teach in the lower grades will participate in the training, according to the ministry.


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By 2021, 7.8 million students’ reading outcomes will be improved because of 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.


Under the umbrella of the “TUSOME Early Grade Reading Activity” initiative, teachers will participate in a two-day training workshop. TUSOME will conduct a national teacher training targeting all grade 1 to 3 teachers in all public schools in the country.

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.

Primary school teachers in Grade 1,2 and 3 will attend the workshop this week. All teachers in public schools who teach in the lower grades will participate in the training, according to the ministry.

TUSOME is a program implanted through the ministry of education in all 24,452 public primary schools and over 15,000 low-cost private primary schools across the county. TUSOME lets read Kiswahili, is a flagship partnership between USAID and the government of Kenya’s ministry of education.

By 2021, 7.8 million students’ reading outcomes will be improved because of 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.

The current public-school population is estimated at 11.4 million children in both public and private primary schools. This rapid growth in the primary school population is largely attributed to the introduction of Free Primary Education by the government in 2002 and other interventions.

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 for 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.

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