Don’t scrap CBC curriculum Magoha urges President Ruto
In a 59-page bulletin, outgoing Education Cabinet Secretary George Omore Magoha defended the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC), claiming that it meets the needs of the market at the time.
In a document titled “CBC Implementation Bulletin Volume 1,” Magoha argued that the ministry’s efforts to restructure the education system would be harmed by calling back the 8-4-4.
Magoha emphasized that the printed newsletter served as a forum for knowledge exchange, allowing residents to freely express their opinions on matters relating to the implementation of CBC while also understanding what was being done and appreciating it.
He was outspoken about the fact that education is a shared responsibility and that all parties involved must be aware of how it will be implemented and what is expected of them.
Magoha emphasized that CBC is important because it gives the newest generation of learners the skills and capacity to learn and relearn.
“The current environment is radically different from what the 8-4-4 system of education was created to respond to. We are now in a knowledge-based society faced with constantly changing challenges, constraints and opportunities. This needs a new kind of education,” Magoha says in the bulletin.
He promoted wise investment in CBC, claiming that doing so would help the nation realize its long-term goals for economic development, furthering his support for President William Ruto’s program.
“Kenya has set in motion an ambitious but essential, review and reform of its education system. The goal is to equip the students with the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to contribute in meaningful ways to society,” Magoha stated
The government has continued to use a multi-sectoral approach in developing the required policy documents and guidelines to support the smooth transition in CBC, Education Principal Secretary Fatuma Chege said in support of Magoha’s message.
Chege stated that learners will be equipped with the information, values, and attitudes necessary to successfully navigate local, regional, national, and international social, cultural, economic, and technological challenges in her letter to parents.
She went on to say that parents’ main responsibility is to guide their kids, not to carry out their chores for them.
The State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education’s Julius Jwan PS noted that the Ministry had made investments to enhance the conditions for teaching and learning for kids.
Jwan mentioned that additional initiatives are planned to give students more skills and reduce the price of CBC.
Their warning comes days after President Ruto promised the country that he would create a task force to find flaws in the way the educational system is being implemented.