Babu Owino Wants Government to Take Care of all CBC Costs
Babu Owino, the Embakasi East Member of Parliament has proposed that the government covers all costs associated with the Competency-Based Curriculum.
The MP stated on Thursday that CBC is practical and should be implemented, but the government should bear the costs.
“The only changes that should be made on CBC is the government taking care of all the costs. Otherwise it’s very practical and should be implemented,” he said.
Some parents have requested that the government cease the implementation of CBC because it is too costly for them to manage.
The government has pledged to review and reform the sector rather than eliminate the curriculum.
President William Ruto announced the formation of a 49-person panel to handle critical issues on CBC.
The task team will offer recommendations for the basic education sector’s CBC and higher education subsectors.
The team is anticipated to elaborate on the implementation of major curriculum tenets.
Beginning on September 29, it will submit a progress report every two months and a final report by February 29.
Education CS Ezekiel Machogu stated that basic education costs would be cheap.
Since the beginning of Covid-19, Owino has provided Form 4 and Standard 8 candidates with free mathematics classes.
The lawmaker selects significant themes that are frequently tested on national exams.
This comes days after the lawmaker promised to teach candidates around the nation.
The mp pledged to address new topics each week.
“We will be handing Grade 4, junior secondary, and Form One to Form Four pupils. We will be going around even in Turkana,” he said.
These are some comments made during the live lesson.
In 2020, the United Nations and Voice of America recognized Owino for his online classes.
The United Nations website recognized the VOA-compiled feature.
In 2012, Owino earned a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi with first-class honors.
In 2020, he graduated with second-class honors, upper division, from UoN with a law degree.