Reforms in education sector to top agenda at school heads’ meet

Monday, December 2nd, 2019 12:00 | By
Kepsha chair Nicholas Gathemia.

Key reforms in the education sector, including status update on the progress of the new curriculum, and the distribution of textbooks in schools is top of the agenda at a headteachers’ meeting that commences today in Mombasa.

School heads from across the country under the aegis of  the Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association (Kepsha) are expected to attend the annual fete.

Lock horns

The school heads are set to lock horns with Education ministry on the distribution of textbooks programme ahead of the Grade Four Competency-Based Curriculum roll out in January, which the teachers said the process is cumbersome and required resource facilitation.

Kepsha chair Nicholas Gathemia (pictured) said teachers had not been consulted on the right learning materials for learners even as the government plans to distribute the materials to schools before January.

Even as teachers and learners get ready to continue with the curriculum in Grade Four, the ministry is working to see that the distribution of Grade Four textbooks is done by the time schools open next year.

Speaking at the Kenya School of Revenue Administration grounds where the conference will be held, Gathemia now wants schools to be facilitated as they go to collect text books from the government centres.

On the new curriculum, Gathemia said lack of good will from various stakeholders such as  the Knut is to blame for the delays in the Implementation of CBC.

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