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Teachers To Pay Ksh 2,500 For ICT Training

As schools close for April holidays Teacher Service Commission (TSC) has announced an upcoming training for teachers, its secretariat staff and grade eight learners.

In a circular dated March 26, 2024, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) announced that the government has crafted an ICT curriculum consisting of short courses. These courses are self-sponsored and will require a fee of Sh. 2,500/-.

The curriculum will cover Foundation, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced levels of digital skills, with a specific focus on public sector-oriented digital skills.

This ICT curriculum has been developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Communications and the Digital Economy, facilitated by the ICT Authority. Its creation aligns with the implementation of the “Kenya National Digital Master Plan 2022 to 2032.”

The Commission asked teachers, secretarat staff and grade eight oupils to register for the training.

“The training will be self-sponsored at a fee of Ksh.2,500/ = (two thousand five hundred shillings only) per person for basic digital skills.

A certificate will be issued upon completion and assessment by the Government.All teachers, Secretariat Staff, and Grade 8 pupils are encouraged to register for the program using the registration link: https://www.smartacademy.go.ke,” said TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia in a circular.

Below is the circular by TSC addressed to all teachers and secretariat staff.

REF:TSC/ADM/192MVOL.W5Date:26th March, 2024
CIRCULAR N0:05/2024

TO: ALL TEACHERS
ALL SECRETARIAT STAFF

MOBILIZATION AND TRAINING OF CITIZENS AND PUBLIC SERVANTS ON DIGITAL SKILLS

The above-captioned matter refers.

The Ministry of Information Communications and the Digital Economy through the ICT Authority is implementing the “Kenya National Digital Master Plan 2022 2032”.

One of the pillars of the Master Plan is to impart and enhance the Digital skills of citizens. Under this initiative, it is envisioned that over 20 million citizens will be equipped with basic digital skills to enhance their capacity to effectively access and utilize Government e-services.

To this end, the Government with the support of stakeholders has developed an ICT curriculum of short courses focusing on Foundation, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced digital skills including, public sector focused digital skills.

In Phase 1 of the programme, the ICT Authority projects to train about 5 million citizens using a consortium of ICT training organizations drawn from both the public and private sectors, NGOs, and various accredited training institutions.

The training will be self-sponsored at a fee of Ksh.2,500/ = (two thousand five hundred shillings only) per person for basic digital skills.

A certificate will be issued upon completion and assessment by the Government.

All teachers, Secretariat Staff, and Grade 8 pupils are encouraged to register for the program using the registration link: https://www.smartacademy.go.ke.

All Regional Directors, County Directors, and Sub-County Directors are directed to ensure that this circular is disseminated to all teachers in their respective jurisdictions.

NANCY NJERI MACHARIA, CBS
SECRETARY/CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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