NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has poked holes into the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
Speaking during a press conference, Secretary General Wilson Sossion instead urged teachers to revert back to the old curriculum.
He stated that the new curriculum breaches the law and that the pilot phase of the project should have been evaluated first before proceeding.
“In this curriculum review process, you will see many activities of corruption and it is a matter of time before it collapses,” he said.
“It sounds strange and unprofessional for the Cabinet Secretary (George Magoha) to purport to be launching the National Curriculum policy that will anchor CBC before the summative evaluation of the pilot phase of the curriculum is conducted to establish whether what was piloted is better than what was there before 8-4-4.”
He further stated that no report was produced during the pilot phase of the project.
“When the pilot was conducted during the wrong time, the middle of the academic circle – June to October – did we get any report?” he posed.
On Wednesday, Education Cabinet Secretary Magoha said that the rollout was unstoppable and 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 revealed that the Education Ministry has held consultative meetings with critical stakeholders on the initiative.
He further downplayed critics of the curriculum including the Kenya National Union of Teachers saying it will benefit all students.
The new curriculum 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.