CBC critics asked to reconsider their stand

Monday, December 13th, 2021 12:53 | By
Private schools welcome President Ruto's directive to form a task force to review implementation of CBC
Pupils in class. PHOTO/File

Education stakeholders in Trans Nzoia County have challenged critics of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) to rethink their move.

The stakeholders from the private schools in the region said the new curriculum has more benefits that will make learners more competitive.

“We all appreciate the benefits of CBC and urge all stakeholders to back it because the system is going to offer a solution to the joblessness menace in the country,” Director of Lamplighter Schools Josphat Keter said.

Keter said the system is more engaging than the 8-4-4 one which was more theoretical since it equips learners with life skills that will make them more productive in their future lives.

The school’s headteacher Isaac Tarus also said the system needs to be backed by all stakeholders for it to be fruitful adding that those who are opposing it are doing so out of ignorance.

“We call on all to support this system since it will be beneficial to the Kenyan education system. The pupils have really embraced it since it is more engaging owing to its practical nature,” Tarus said.

Another director at the school Mary Keter urged parents to support the system by ensuring they provide the learners with the necessary materials that are needed to make the system more practical.

Advocate Esther Ang’awa, in a case filed before High Court argues that the CBC was rolled out without prior preparations and consultations.

Ang’awa sued Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut), National Assembly, and Interior Caninet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

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