Oyuu Defends CBC as KNUT Promises Collaboration With TSC For Teachers’ Promotion
Collins Oyuu, secretary general of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), has stated that no one should tamper with the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
The Secretary-General says that the government should spend extensively on the CBC because it is one of the best curricula that Kenya should adopt.
Oyuu spoke at the funeral of an ex-KNUT officer.
The Unionist reported that the KNUT initially rejected the new curriculum because it was implemented incorrectly.
“At inception the KNUT rejected the CBC because we wanted everything to be put in place to help in its implementation and adoption,” Oyuu stated.
According to him, on March 13, 2019, KNUT performed a study that indicated the unpreparedness of teachers to implement the CBC, the lack of suitable infrastructures to accommodate students, and the lack of adequate training for instructors on the CBC.
He stated that all KNUT leaders shared the same opinion with President William Ruto’s commission, which has been touring the country to get feedback on the CBC implementation: that the program should not be canceled.
“What we are asking the government is that it fully funds the CBC and removes the burden from parents,” Oyuu said.
Oyuu said that the second study showed that grades 7, 8, and 9 should be in the primary section.
He noted that secondary schools lack sufficient infrastructures to accommodate the students and that the CBC classrooms constructed by former education CS George Magoha are completely occupied due to the 100 percent transition.
Oyuu said that KNUT is also ready to work with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to help teachers get promoted.
Grade 6 exam
Parents are confused as Grade 6 students await the start of their national assessment on November 28.
Most parents are concerned that eleven assessments will be administered to the students.
However, the Ministry of Education confirmed that the disciplines had been grouped into five categories.
Former Education Secretary George Magoha stated that the learners, like Grade 8 students, will be evaluated over the course of three days.
“Summative assessment at the end of Grade 6 will be administered in five subjects, not 13 as earlier reports indicated,” Magoha said.
A parent complained to the Presidential Working Group on Education Reform about the decision to test an 11-year-old student in 11 disciplines.
“As a parent I’am worried, about how long will it take to assess my child because they have almost thirteen subjects,” she said.
English, mathematics, integrated science, creative arts, and Kiswahili have been grouped into five categories.
Science and Technology, Agriculture, Home Science, and Physical Health are included in Integrated Science.
Social studies, Christian, Islamic, Hindu education, arts and crafts, and music are all included in Creative Arts and Social Studies.
The summative examinations provide 60%, while the two school-based examinations contribute 20% each.
Beginning on November 28, the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment will be administered.
The KCPE examination will be administered between November 28 and December 1, while the KCSE examination will be administered between December 1 and December 23.
A schedule published by the Kenya National Examination Council reveals that candidates would be evaluated in five papers over the course of three days from November 27 to November 30. The rehearsals will take place on November 25.
On the first day, mathematics and English will be covered, followed on the second day by Integrated Science (Science and Technology, Agriculture, Home Science, and Physical and Health Education) and Kiswahili.
On the third and final day of the Creative Arts and Social Studies topic, candidates will be examined on Art and Craft, Music, and Religious Education.
In contrast to the KCPE exams, in which candidates are graded on a scale of 100 percent, the KPSEA will only account for 40 percent of the final score.
The remaining 60% will be derived through classroom-based continuous assessment examinations administered in Grades 4, 5, and 6.