In a letter dated 15/7/2019 seen by Teachers Arena, Ministry of education invites the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) to a third National Conference on Curriculum Reforms to be held at the Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC) Nairobi.
But despite the invitation to attend Knut officials were barred from the scene. “They were asked to get badges for the forum from the Ministry of Interior,” a Knut official said.
Knut has been at loggerheads with the state over CBC with the former calling its members to revert back to 8.4.4 syllabus and ignore the new curriculum citing inadequate preparations and lack of involvement. The secretary general Mr. Wilson Sossion said after checking on the delegates list, their names were missing.
“We are not on the list and there is no badge so we cant attend!” said Sossion.
Despite Knut been blocked all other teachers bodies were fully represented and officials in attendance. Kuppet which represents teachers in post primary institutions and Kewota which is a body for female teachers were present in the conference that brought together more than two thousand delegates from across the country and international organisations.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said that the commission is determined to see the curriculum roll out and implementation successful. She said that the commission aims at training 225,000 by December this year.