The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) together with Ministry of Education (MOE) have announced a raft of changes in learning areas taught in Grade 1, 2 and 3.
The changes affect language subjects under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) offered in lower primary.
Through a letter dated 5th April 2022, sent to all County Directors of Education, the KICD and MOE have approved the name Indigenous Language Activities to be used instead of Literacy Activities.
Another change that has been made is on Curriculum Designs formally known as Syllabus.
The Ministry and KICD have made changes in the number of lessons for English Language, Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language.
The changes are captured in the new revised Curriculum Designs which have been released for use.
In the new changes English Language will have 5 lessons, Kiswahili Language will have 4 lessons and Indigenous Language will have 2 lessons in a week.
According to the letter the changes will start on 25th April 2022 when schools reopen for term one.
All primary schools have been directed to comply to the new changes made.
Below is the letter released today announcing the changes.
ALL COUNTY DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION
RE: REVISED CURRICULUM DESIGNS, PUPILS BOOKS AND TEACHERS GUIDE FOR GRADE 1, 2 AND 3 ENGLISH, KISWAHILI AND INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) has completed the review of the English Language, Kiswahili Language, Indigenous Activities Grade 1, 2 and 3 based on the recommendations from the Report on the implementation of Languages in Grades 1, 2 and 3.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) approved the changes of name from Literacy Activities to Indigenous Language Activities.
Additionally, the MoE approved the review of the curriculum designs for English Language, Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language Activities Grade 1, 2 and 3 in line with the revised time allocation as follows: English Language (5 lessons), Kiswahili Language (4 lessons) and Indigenous Language Activities (2 lessons).
The purpose of this letter is to inform you on the changes of name of literacy activities and lesson allocation for Grades 1,2 and 3 in English Language, Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language Activities as well as time allocated to these learning areas.
All primary schools are therefore expected to start implementing the changes in term 1 that begins on 25th April 2022.
Ensure all the schools get this information on time.
DR. MARY GATURU, HSC
FOR: PRINCIPAL SECRETARY