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Government asked to incorporate Mental Health in CBC curriculum

Former Thika Town Member of Parliament Alice Ng’ang’a has called on the Government to include Mental Health into the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

The former lawmaker said the addition will inspire discipline among learners and the novel cases of students torching schools and turning against teachers will not exist.

She praised the Competency-Based Curriculum, saying it will make Kenya’s education system reactive to demands of the contemporary world by helping learners to thrive in their areas of expertise and talents.

Alice noted that the 8-4-4 system is only focused on training learners how to pass exams, which is the reason most graduates have been rendered jobless, as their professions don’t match the market demand.

The former MP was speaking at Thika Education Trust Fund (Thetfu) as she issued bursaries to her University-sponsored students. Thetfu was formed in 2014 and has sponsored more than 700 students in 6 years.

Her words came a few days after President Uhuru Kenyatta officially launched the Taskforce Report on Enhancing Access, Equity and Quality for Effective Curriculum Reforms Implementation.

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The Head of State also established a new State Department for the implementation of the new curriculum reforms.

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