Education Ministry through the Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has finally bowed to pressure from different stakeholders and has commenced the review of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
Recently, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) CEO Charles Ong’ondo announced to the public that all concerns raised by parents, teachers and the public at large will be addressed the soonest possible.
Further, he outlined the process stating the first review process will be targeting pre-primary up to grade 3 and is already on the move and is set to be completed latest by January 2021.
“Our review cycle comes next year as we finish Grade 6 and by 2023-2024, we believe that there are aspects of the curriculum that we shall have reviewed, not reformed,” Ong’ondo addressed the press in Naivasha.
The Ministry’s reaction comes after Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi has kept on vowing to sue the Education Ministry and CS over CBC implementation.
According to Havi, CBC model is draining too much of parents money, teachers’ time and not important to students hence should not be implemented.
He further claimed that CBC has subjected learners to woo much daily assignments that are giving them sleepless nights. The subjects taught under CBC are very many,, that are now ending up confusing the learners .
Parents are now forced to do the assignments for learners at home each and every day. The assignments given are very tough and learners are not psychologically okay with that.
What’s your take on the same? Could this be the beginning of the end of the CBC? Only time will tell.Feel free to air your opinion .