CBC To Be Reviewed In Ruto’s Education Plan.
Deputy President William Ruto has welcomed the transition from the 8-4-4 education system to the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), which has been in place for the past five years.
However, Ruto notes that the Competency-Based Curriculum would need to be revised to address concerns raised by parents, teachers, and education stakeholders.
“As Kenya Kwanza, we support the progression from what we had as knowledge and exam-based education, only, to the new format of knowledge, skills, and competence as well as value-based education,” said Ruto.
He added: “The conversation we want to have is, we are now five years into CBC. UNESCO guidelines give us the latitude that every five years we have to review the education curriculum and this is the moment we have had concerns from parents, teachers, various stakeholders…”
The DP was speaking on Thursday in Nairobi at the unveiling of the Kenya Kwanza coalition’s ‘Education Charter,’ which Ruto promises to implement as part of his manifesto if he is elected president in August.
At the forum, Ruto and Kenya Kwanza leaders engaged members of the public and education stakeholders in discussions about how to create an education system that is accessible to all, affordable, and relevant to the type of human capital required for economic growth.
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A group of political leaders aligned with Ruto’s political camp has been critical of the CBC, raising fears that his administration will scrap the new curriculum.
Wilson Sossion, a nominated MP and former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General claimed on Thursday that the rollout of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) has harmed public schools.
Sossion stated on Citizen TV’s Day Break show that the transition from the 8-4-4 curriculum to the new education system was rushed, and state-owned schools are struggling to keep up.