*CBC, Fate of grade 6 learners revealed as CS Magoha announces a new document to replace the KCPE certificate*

Competency-based curriculum or competency-based education is a framework for teaching and assessment of learning.

 

It is also described as a type of education based on predetermined “competencies,” which focuses on outcomes and real-world performance.


 

 

Competency-based learning is sometimes presented as an alternative to traditional methods of assessment in education.

 

The curriculum was introduced to replace the 8:4:4 education system that has been there since mid 1980s. The 8:4:4 education system was based mostly on the theory and was result-oriented whereas CBC is competence or skill-oriented program.

 

CBC gives the student a wide range of job opportunities depending on the Competence of the learner.

 

 

Learners who will exit Grade 6 next year under the Competency-Based curriculum (CBC) will be given a transition report instead of the examination certificate that has been issued to Primary school Leavers sin e 1985.

 

The report will contain the learners’ scores from their assessment at the end of Grade 4, 5 and 6, combined with the outcome of a national summative assessment.

 

The scores on the report will be used for their placement in junior secondary schools.

 


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