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What Ruto Wants 49-Member Task Force Committee Review On CBC

What Ruto Wants 49-Member Task Force Committee Review On CBC

The President of Kenya, William Ruto, has tasked a 49-member task committee with reviewing the Competency-Based Curriculum from the elementary level to higher education institutions.

In a notice published in the Gazette on Friday, September 30, Ruto authorized the Working Group on Education Reforms to assess CBC and offer proposals to limit the country’s educational system.

The Working Group, directed by Raphael Munavu, will examine the system’s alignment with the nation’s policies for six months and then update the President every two months thereafter.

Ruto charged the working group reform with conducting a summative review to analyze and recommend an appropriate structure for implementing CBC at the primary level.

In addition, they will examine all legislation governing the basic education subsector and make recommendations for revisions to resolve redundancies, ambiguities, efficiency limits, and the need to strengthen connections.

Other tasks include evaluating the CBC examination structure and examining the preservice and in-service teacher education and training frameworks. This will contribute to the development of a new deployment framework.

Munavu was tasked with reviewing and recommending a suitable finance mechanism, including capitation and minimum essential package grants for all levels of primary education.

To achieve universal access to pre-primary, primary, and secondary education, the working group on education reform is also expected to study and recommend a tracking system to identify and enroll children of school age.

Ruto also tasked the 49-member task team with evaluating university education in the nation. Key assignment areas include governance, training, and student and faculty deployment.

“To study all laws governing the tertiary education subsector and make recommendations for review of these legislations to streamline effectiveness and efficiency in the subsector,” the Gazette Notice read in part.

“It will also recommend a framework of operationalizing the National Open University of Kenya and a framework on Open, Distance and E-line learning (ODEL),” the notice further added.

In the most recent round of reforms, Ruto stated that the Higher Education Loans Board must be reformed (HELB).

The head of state argued that it was necessary to reorganize the finance system in order to harmonize the capitation regime.

“To review and recommend legislation to facilitate the amalgamation of HELB, TVET, and University Funding Boards with a view of harmonizing and merging all tertiary education funding entities,” the head of state stated.

Ruto appointed essential personnel to assist Munavu in the pursuit of his academic goals.

Among them are the vice chancellor of Kenyatta University, Paul Wainaina, his counterpart at the University of Nairobi, Gitahi Kiama, and the award-winning educator, Peter Tabichi.

The recommendations would be crucial in relieving parents of the burden of the country’s high school costs.

President William Ruto has established an education reforms working group charged with examining the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) and reporting its conclusions for consideration.

The chairman of the working group on education reform will be Raphael Munavu, who will be joined by famous educator Peter Tabichi, Kenyatta Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina, and his University of Nairobi colleague Stephen Gitahi Kiama.

It will be responsible for evaluating and suggesting the CBC structures that should be accepted and implemented.

The Gazette Notice said, in part, that William Samoei Ruto, president of the Republic of Kenya, had created an education reform working group.

The Munavu-led task force will be expected to conduct a summative evaluation of CBC, examine all laws governing the basic education subsector, and make recommendations for a review of these laws in order to address redundancies, ambiguities, efficiency constraints, and the need to strengthen connections.

The new team has also been entrusted with evaluating the examination framework and the preservice and in-service teacher education and training frameworks.

Ruto also charged the working group with investigating teacher deployment strategies and school governance in general.

Ruto stated in the Gazette Notice, “To study and recommend a framework for physical and infrastructure development and coordination of public-private partnerships for increased access and quality provision.”

What Ruto Wants 49-Member Task Force Committee Review On CBC


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