Transition In Govt Will Not Affect CBC Implementation, Magoha.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has stated that the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum will be unaffected by the transition in government.
Prof Magoha stated during the commissioning of several CBC classrooms in Murang’a on Monday that the new curriculum is legally protected, and thus its implementation will continue until Kenyans think otherwise.
He praised the progress made in implementing CBC, stating that preparations for grade six are complete.
“Teachers have been trained and books for grade six already have been sent to schools so next time those moving to grade six will not have any challenge,” he noted.
The CS emphasized CBC, stating that it is learner-centred and not solely examination-based.
The CS also assured candidates who are awaiting national examinations that everything is in place to ensure the exercise’s success.
“CBC is meant to empower a learner with skills and knowledge. Children are meant to be productive and identify their skills at a younger age and implement the skills back in the society,” he said
He stated that the government is committed to ensuring that candidates from insecure areas take their exams without fear or disruption.
“Enough security will be offered in areas which are prone to violence and destruction hence there should be no tension among students as exams will be offered in appropriate time and place,” the CS said
Magoha urged candidates to ignore cartel propaganda that the examination had been leaked, claiming that all preparations for the national exams were in order.
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The national exams are set to begin next week, with KCPE candidates having a rehearsal day on Friday.
Meanwhile, Magoha has called for the completion of CBC classrooms to be completed as soon as possible, claiming that the national completion rate is around 75%.
“Contractors have until the end of this week to complete the classrooms. During the examination period no contractors are expected to be at the site,” he stated.