Stakeholders welcome Downscaling Of CBC
Stakeholders in the education sector have welcomed recommendations of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms that breathed a sigh of relief to pupils and students in the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC
Following recommendations of the taskforce, the education chain will now have less workload.
Welcoming this important move, the Chairman of the Kenya society for Deaf Children Mr Francis Nganga opined that this has been long overdue.
“As a key stakeholder in this sector I welcome the move to package the CBC as a user-friendly tool that will augur well with parents, teachers and students as well, because at the end of the day, it’s not just about quantity but rather quality of the education we are disseminating.”
The report has slashed the subjects taught in Junior Schools from 14 to nine, alongside the dropping of the name ‘secondary’ from junior and senior levels of education for the basic level of education.
The changes also introduce mandatory community service for students transitioning from Senior School to universities and TVET institutions, and as they graduate from tertiary institutions