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CBC Dates & Venues for Sharing Views Released; Full List

CBC Dates & Venues for Sharing Views Released; Full List

Kenyans have been asked by the Presidential Working Group on Education Reforms to participate in the public involvement process starting on November 1.

The task group looking at the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) said in a notice that its members would visit all 47 counties in Kenya within two weeks to talk about what changes Kenyans would like to see made to the curriculum.

In a circular sent to regional and county directors of education on October 26, Prof. Munavu asked them to prepare the meeting locations. Additionally, he instructed them to engage with institution leaders regarding the venues.

“Please note that the Presidential Working Party will be in every county for two days. They will be visiting institutions within the county for the first day and the second day will be spent at the respective venues for public engagement,” the circular reads.

President William Ruto appointed the 49-member PWPER and provided it with six months to produce a report on education reforms. However, the team is expected to update the President every two months.

“Prepare a comprehensive education report on your county to be given to the working party. The report should contain information on the number of students, teachers, non-teaching staff, education challenges and other areas relevant to the terms of reference of the working party,” Prof Munavu states.

The Kenya Kwanza government intends to combine the phasing-out 8-4-4 system of education with competency- and value-based instruction under the competency-based curriculum (CBC).

The task committee led by Raphael Munavu also revealed the designated exercise locations and times in each county.

“Our teams shall accordingly be visiting and available to receive views from various stakeholders at the dates, times and venues listed in the schedule’

“All public engagements in the counties will be conducted from 8.00 am. to 4.00 pm. in the venues shown,” part of the notice read. 

CBC Dates & Venues for Sharing Views Released; Full List

The task force will set up camp in Kwale (Kwale High School), Taita Taveta (CDF Hall, Mwatate), Marsabit (Moi Girls), and Nyandarua  (Nyandarua High School) on  November 1.

Additionally, the working group will meet with the public in the counties of Turkana (Lodwar Boys), Kericho (Kericho Teachers College), Busia (Lwanya Special School), Migori (Migori Teachers College), Mandera (Mandera Secondary School), and Samburu  (St. Irene Secondary).

Wednesday, November 2

Mombasa- (Coast Girls), Makueni- (Makueni Boys), Nyeri- (Nyeri High), Elgeyo Marakwet- (Tambach Teachers College), Bungoma- (St. Teresa Sio Secondary), Nyamira- (Sironga Girls), and Homa Bay- (Homa Bay Girls) (Homa Bay Boys).

November 4th, Friday

Isiolo (Isiolo Girls), Wajir (Wajir High), and Laikipia are three counties in Kenya (CDF Hall, Nanyuki).

Tuesday, November 8

Kilifi (St Thomas), Kitui (Kitui Multipurpose Hall), Kirinyaga Kerugoya Girls), Bomet (Twenek Boys), Trans Nzoia (St Monica Girls), Kakamega (Kakamega High) and Kisii (Kisii University).

Tuesday, November 8, 2003

Meru (Meru Teachers College), Garissa (NEP Girls), Baringo ( KSG Baringo).

November 9th, Wednesday

Lamu County (Mokowe Arid Zone Primary), Embu County (Embu University), Murang’a County (Murang’a Teachers College), West Pokot County (Nasokol Girls), Narok County (Ole Tipis Girls), Nandi County (Kapsabet Girls), and Siaya County  (Nyamira Girls). 

Friday, 11 November

Tana River (Hola Primary), Machakos (Machakos Girls), Tharaka Nithi (Chuka University), Kiambu (Chania Boys), Uasin Gishu (Uasin Gishu High), Kajiado (Kajiado Umma University), Vihiga (Moi Vihiga Girls), Kisumu (Kisumu Girls), and Nairobi (University of Nairobi)

In addition, the chairwoman invited the public to submit written or spoken comments to the task force via the email address secretariat@educationreforms(dot)go(dot)ke.

President William Ruto established the task team in response to the numerous concerns made about the CBC’s effectiveness.

Notably, the newly sworn-in Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu highlighted the need of public participation in an effort to enrich the curriculum.

The amount and form of homework assigned to children, parental involvement in the learning process, and equity are among the most frequently disputed topics. Additionally, there is nervousness regarding the transfer to junior high school.

Prof. Munavu wishes to invite vice-chancellors of universities within the counties, university union chapters, representatives of students and non-teaching staff, technical training institution heads, and school board representatives.

Unions and associations of teachers and parents are also expected to share their perspectives.

The PWPER’s three primary committees will focus on elementary and secondary education, as well as cross-cutting concerns.

Additionally, the working group has established a website for the filing of memoranda. They can do so at https://educationreforms.go.ke if they are Kenyans. It has also established an official Twitter account.

CBC Dates & Venues for Sharing Views Released; Full List

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