Education task force kickstarts public engagements in review of CBC with trip to 10 counties

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 12:49 | By
Grade Four pupils at Arya Primary School in Kisumu engage in making necklaces using beads and maize through the new CBC programme. PHOTO/Viola Kosome

Public engagements by the 42-member presidential taskforce committee set to review reforms on the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) have begun today, Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

In a program schedule seen by People Daily Digital, the engagement forum set to start from 8:00 am to 10:00 am will be conducted across 47 counties from today till Friday, November 11, 2022.

"It is notified for the general information of the public that pursuant to Article 10(2)(a) and 232(1)(d) of the Constitution, the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms has scheduled public engagement forums in the 47 Counties of the Republic of Kenya,

"The Working Party teams shall accordingly be visiting and available to receive views from various stakeholders at the dates, times and venues listed in the Schedule below. All Public engagements in the Counties will be conducted from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm in the venues shown," Presidential working party on Education reforms chairperson Prof. Raphael Munavu stated.

The exercise will begin in secondary schools in Kwale, Taita Taveta, Marsabit, Nyandarua, Turkana, Kericho, Busia, Migori, Mandera, and Samburu counties.

The engagement will continue on Thursday, November 3, 2022, where the committee will have a forum in Mombasa, Makueni, Nyeri, Elgeyo Marakwet, Bungoma, Nyamira and Homa Bay counties.

On Friday, November 4, 2022, the exercise will continue in secondary schools in Isiolo, Wajir and Laikipia counties.

The committee will also interact with residents in Kilifi, Kitui, Kirinyaga, Bomet, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega and Kisii counties on Monday, November 7, 2022.

They will proceed to Meru, Garissa and Baringo counties on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Additionally, the task force team will engage residents in Lamu, Embu, Muranga, West Pokot, Narok and Siaya Counties on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, before concluding the exercise in Tana River, Machakos, Tharaka Nithi, Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Kajiado, Vihiga, Kisumu, Nairobi and Nakuru Counties on Friday, November 11.

Public members have been encouraged to present their views in writing or verbally.

"Members of the Public are requested to give their views either in writing or verbally to the Presidential Working Party on Education reforms based on the Terms of Reference as per The Kenya Gazette Notice No. 11920," Munavu added.

Ruto unveils CBC taskforce

President William Ruto unveiled a team of 42 members and seven secretaries to review the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC)

The team appointed by the country's head of state is expected to evaluate the CBC curriculum and recommend an appropriate implementation structure.

Those appointed are sacked Kenyatta University (KU) Vice Chair Prof. Paul Wainaina and University of Nairobi (UON) Vice-chancellor Prof. Gitahi Kiama, among others.

The team is expected to conceptualize and implement fundamental tenets guiding the competency-based approach.

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