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CBC is too expensive, Ole Kiyiapi says

Sunday, September 12th, 2021 11:12 | By

Former Education Permanent Secretary and 2013 presidential candidate James Ole Kiyiapi has weighed into Copentence Based Curriculum debate in the country.

He said the system is too expensive likening it to 8:4:4 system when it was introduced.

He urged education stakeholders to learn from the past and make the new education system less expensive.

"Those who remember introduction of 8:4:4 system, CBC is taking exactly the same approach: overwhelm the system, it becomes too expensive, the whole thing reverts to old trodden path.

"Learn from the past, reduce load and make learning sustainable and experiential and in invest in teachers," he posted on Twitter.

Last week, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha affirmed that CBC is here to stay despite growing criticism from a cross section of Kenyans

The Minister said that no amount of “politicisation of malicious critique” will stop the Government from implementing the policy, describing it as the most transformative system children require.

“All these nonsense you are hearing now ignore them; the best thing happening now is CBC. Let us not allow the busybody politicians to divert it.

"We are not going to take this lying down, this onslaught that is based on toxic politics because we are not politicians and we love our children,” said the CS, who spoke at Kakamega High School.

“If you are going to judge Caesar, judge Caesar fairly…we are professional warriors and CBC is going to be one of the most transformative things and when children come back to you, they make you look like you did not go to school,” he added.

His remarks come against the backdrop of growing complaints from parents and other stakeholders ranging from poor implementation, time consuming owing to the ‘excess’ assignments to being expensive.

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