NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4– Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha assured parents and student that the distribution of text books will be complete by Monday when schools commence the fresh academic year.
He further acknowledged the ministry had faced challenges including the recent floods and landslides which affected transportation in some parts of the country like West Pokot where a bridge was washed away.
“The books that have been distributed are now at 98.8 per cent up from 97 per cent last week but I assure you from Monday it will be at a 100 per cent, “he said.
The cabinet secretary noted the timely delivery of the books is key to the successful roll-out of the competence based curriculum.
“Come the day students go back to school there will be one book for each one of them,”Magoha said.
The government launched the new curriculum January 2019. The ministry, in October, directed the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and publishers to delay the distribution of Grade 4 textbooks.
This was to facilitate the publication of the full list of approved books in mainstream media and on the KICD website to ensure that parents and teachers are well-guided.
The books are for Kiswahili, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, CRE, IRE, Home Science, Agriculture, Science and Technology, Music and Arts subjects.