Why Sossion wants teachers to abandon CBC and revert back to 8-4-4 syllabus

Why Sossion wants teachers to abandon CBC and revert back to 8-4-4 syllabus

Knuthas continued its onslaught on the competency-based Curriculum, asking its members to follow the 8-4-4 system.

The directive comes a day after Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha launched the new curriculum policy which is meant to guide the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum(CBC).

The launch, which Kenya National Union of Teachers(Knut) boycotted, has, however, not gone down well with the union, which has rubbished the move saying no teacher was involved in putting the document together.

Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion said the policy lacked merit as it was being launched months after the curriculum was already in place.

“We cannot be invited as flower girls to go and cheer a policy that we never participated in. How on earth can a nation roll out a curriculum without a legitimate policy framework?” he wondered.

While the policy was unveiled on Wednesday, the curriculum took effect early this year. This is after a pilot phase on the CBC that ran between June 2017 and October 2017.

Sossion said as a far as teachers were concerned, the rolled out curriculum was unconstitutional and illegal hence none of Knut members will participate.

“We direct all our members to revert back to Outcome-Based Curriculum(OBC) until the nation agrees on the curriculum reforms and review,” he said.

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