House calls for speedy CBC implementation
MPs want the government to develop a comprehensive policy and allocate sufficient funds to ensure the successful implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
They have asked the Ministry of Education, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to expedite the process of retooling teachers.
The legislators said this will help in ensuring that adequate number of educators well-versed in the CBC and capable of effectively delivering the curriculum will be posted to schools.
Debating on a motion sponsored by Mbeere North MP Geoffrey Ruku on the development of a policy and funding for Junior Secondary Schools, the legislators noted that the CBC will prepare the country for Vision 2030 and enable students to thrive in a modern and ever-changing world.
“As we respond to this motion, we must establish a comprehensive framework for curriculum development, ensuring sufficient numbers of well-trained and competent teachers in our junior secondary schools,” said Ruku.
“We must also make sure we have enough learning resources in our schools and a proper monitoring and evaluation framework. Not forgetting, the involvement of parents and the community in the implementation of the CBC,” he added.
The motion seeks to introduce interventions that will aid the Ministry of Education to develop a comprehensive Junior Secondary Schools Policy in order to standardize and consolidate the guidelines outlined in the Basic Education Act of 2012.
“The planned law also seeks to ensure the establishment and operation of Junior Secondary Schools in every primary school,” Ruku said.