Steps Ministry of education will undertake to make CBC a success

Steps Ministry of education will undertake to make CBC a success

Fresh details have emerged on national roll-out of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) with five major steps lined up ahead of the August conference.

The nine-member team appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has outlined the key milestones that will be met ahead of the conference that is expected to agree on a roadmap for the rolling out of the CBC in Grade Four.

During the first meeting at the Kenya Institute if Curriculum Development (KICD) in Nairobi on Wednesday last week, the team lined up 47 county meetings to discuss CBC ahead of the conference.

The move was in line with Prof Magoha’s announcement last week that he will launch a National Conversation on CBC at the counties before August.

The team endorsed the CS’s idea of a national conversation and called for “robust engagement with stakeholders, including Members of Parliament.”

They also called for push for the passing of the Sessional Paper pending before Parliament.

The Sessional Paper is expected to enhance the legal and policy frameworks upon which the CBC will be anchored.

Magoha launched the curriculum policy, another critical anchor of the CBC.

The team, headed by KICD chair Sara Ruto recommended that all curriculum books be supplied to schools to facilitate CBC delivery.

The team also lined up pre-conference activities, involving meetings with universities and parents.

They proposed that the meetings also involve East African countries, including possible adoption of a regional theme. 

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