1000 Schools To Get Govt Sponsorship In Coding Curriculum.
President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the countrywide implementation of the coding curriculum in primary and secondary schools on Friday.
President Kenyatta praised the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development for approving and implementing coding as a critical skill within the new Competency-Based Curriculum during a speech at State House in Nairobi.
Kenya’s two largest banks have responded to the clarion call by confirming the largest private sponsorship of public schools to date.
On Saturday, August 6, KCB Kenya and National Bank pledged to sponsor 1,000 public schools across the country to implement a KICD-approved coding curriculum.
“We would therefore like to confirm our commitment to support the government’s effort in this regard by committing to sponsor 1,000 public schools across the country under a pilot phase.”
“We shall increase this commitment progressively as we go along with the pilot,” said KCB Group Director for Retail Anastacia Kimtai.
The Group, according to Kimutai, welcomes the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), a hands-on education system that she claims will shape learners’ career paths in line with the needs of the evolving digital space.
“KCB fully supports this new and game-changing development in our education system where our learners have a real chance of understanding how the digital world works and how they can build career paths that are in tune with the digital drumbeat of today’s world,” she added.
On Friday, while launching the coding curriculum at State House Nairobi, President Kenyatta praised the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development for making Kenya the first country in Africa to include coding as a subject of study in primary and secondary school curricula.
As Kenya continues to reform its education system, the head of state emphasized the importance of coding in the Competency-Based Curriculum.
“Despite an initial delay in the roll-out process, today the Digital Literacy Programme has transformed our education sector by making digital literacy universally available to our young learners, right from the earliest stage of their lives,” President Kenyatta said.
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