CBC Revew Team Kicks Off Nationwide public hearings .
The Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) taskforce is set to begin public hearings on the programme this morning, in an exercise that is expected to run for two weeks.
The Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER) chairperson Raphael Munavu has urged all Regional Directors of Education (RDE) to inform County Directors of Education (CDE) under their jurisdiction of the scheduled programme of activity, noting that all field officers will be facilitated.
“The PWPER hereby seeks views from members of the public and other stakeholders to inform its terms of reference with respect to reform of the education sector in the country. In this regard, PWPER has organised a county stakeholders’ engagement in all 47 counties to seek views,” said Munavu, in a letter to all Regional Directors of Education, in a letter dated October 16.
He said the stakeholder engagement would commence today and run through to November 11.
Tomorrow, the teams will be distributed across Kwale, Taita Taveta, Marsabit, Nyandarua, Turkana, Kericho, Busia, Migori, Mandera and Samburu counties.
On Thursday, they will be in Mombasa, Makueni, Nyeri, Elgeyo Marakwet, Bungoma, Nyamira and Homa Bay counties while on Friday they will be in Isiolo, Wajir and Laikipia counties.
Involve key stakeholders
Prof Munavu told the RDEs that they are expected to invite key stakeholders namely Governors, County Commissioners and other National Government Administration Officers, County Education board members, area MPs, and Members of the County Assembly (MCAs).
Others expected to give their views are representatives of primary and secondary school head teachers, all teachers’ trade unions and parents respectively.
The working party teams visiting Nyanza, Western, Coast and Rift Valley were expected to depart from Nairobi yesterday.
“The teams will required to be picked up from the airport to hotels and vehicles should be availed to them for the duration they will be in the field,” Munavu said.
Once the county engagements are completed on November 11, the working group will focus on various groups from November 14, starting with Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association (KEPSHA), Kenya Private University Workers Union (KPUWU), Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association, among others.
The different groups are expected to present their views until November 23 in the task force’s offices in Nairobi.
Munavu has already made a public call for written submissions from Kenyans, which he said should be forwarded to his office by November 18.
“Pursuant to the provisions of Article 10(2)(a) and 232(1)(d) of the Constitution, the Presidential Working Party on Education Reform hereby seeks views from members of the public and other sector stakeholders to inform its terms of reference with respect to the reform of the education sector in Kenya,” said Munavu in a public notice issued on October 18.
“The Working Party is open to receiving views from individuals, public and private institutions and all other interested parties. The views should be submitted by way of written memoranda, letters or research papers,” he added.