President Ruto gazettes education team to review CBC.
During his inaugural speech, the president gave a directive to the ministry to review CBC.
Today, President Ruto gazettes education team to review the competence based curriculum.
The team will be chaired by Prof Raphael Munavu, an educationist and lecturer, Peter Mokaya Tabichi,former Commission for University Education (CUE) boss Prof David Some, and University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof Stephen Gitahi Kiama.
Additional members include Dr Halima Saado Abdilahi, Prof Collins Odote, Dr Ciriaka Gitonga, Purity Mbaabu, Dr Edward Katue Nzinga and Ms Virginia Wahome.
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The team has been given a period of six months to finish up their work.They are expected to issue a process report, every two months to the commander in chief and a final report presented after the six months’ period.
The gazette read,”The working party shall invite and consider views from sector stakeholders and members of the public, hold such number of meetings in places and at such times as it shall consider for proper discharge of its functions.”
The expected reforms
1. Implementation of the CBC
2. Funding in primary and secondary schools, tertiary and the university sector.
3. Assess and recommend an appropriate structure to implement the CBC.
4. Study all laws governing the basic education subsector and make recommendations for review of the legislations.
The gazette read,”Assess and make recommendations on the conceptualization and implementation of key tenets guiding the competency based approach including but not limited to value based education, community service learning, parental empowerment and engagement.”
“To recommend a framework of operationalizing the National Open University of Kenya and a framework on Open, Distance and E-line learning (ODEL), to make recommendations for streamlining continuity in TVET and university education transition.” The gazette read.