, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 – Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha says the roll-out of the Competency Based Curriculum is unstoppable and has revealed that so far, 12 million books have been distributed to schools.
Speaking during the launch of a new curriculum policy, Magoha stated that the implementation of the new curriculum is his utmost priority.
He said that the Education Ministry has held consultative meetings with critical stakeholders on the initiative.
“I think it is right and just to keep my pedal on the accelerator and if you do not want to be with me, please leave so that we may continue. We shall implement the Competency Based Curriculum and we would like to have you with us but if you are not there, you are also welcome because you are entitled to your opinion,” he said.
He further downplayed critics of the curriculum including the Kenya National Union of Teachers saying it will benefit all students.
“When I have gone to schools in the rural areas and I see that children have text books in the ration of 1:1 and I see that our very competent teachers are teaching them and they are engaged, what do you want to be saying that nothing is going on?” he stated.
The new policy details how the ministry will ensure proper implementation of the new curriculum.
The policy further formalises the responsibilities of various actors involved directly and indirectly in the curriculum reform, development and implementation process.
The policy, which is organised in five thematic areas looks at the issue of access to quality and relevant education.
It also addresses the Competency Based Curriculum, approach for all learners, issue of assessment, and resource mobilisation and management.