GOVERNMENT PARTNERS WITH WORLD BANK IN A BID TO STRENGTHEN TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGES
Kenya Primary Education Equity in Learning Program (KPEELP)
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The government, in collaboration with the World Bank, is planning to enhance the capabilities of 35 Public Primary Teacher Training Colleges (PTTCs) to provide initial training for aspiring primary school teachers. This capacity-building effort, known as the Kenya Primary Education Equity in Learning Program (KPEELP), has the primary objective of addressing disparities in learning outcomes within schools. Martha Ekirapa, the National Coordinator of KPEELP, emphasized the program’s potential impact on basic education institutions. She stressed the importance of investing in the skills and competence of teacher graduates at the pre-service level, highlighting their critical role in the education sector, especially in implementing the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC). Ekirapa made these remarks during the Kenya KPEELP technical mission field visit at Thogoto Teachers Training College in Kiambu County, where the team assessed the readiness for program implementation. She reiterated that KPEELP’s main goal is to rectify inequalities in school participation and learning outcomes by equalising opportunities.