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KNUT to make major announcement on new curriculum

According to KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion, teachers had not been well trained on it and that they will explore engaging in mass action to achieve their goals/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) is in the next hour set to make a major announcement over new Competency Based Curriculum being rolled out by the Ministry of Education.

The union had expressed strong opposition to the initiative and urged teachers to boycott it, terming it a violation of the law.

According to KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion, teachers had not been well trained on it and that they will explore engaging in mass action to achieve their goals.

On Wednesday, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha stated that the roll-out of the CBC 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.

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