Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has clarified that the Kenya Kwanza Alliance government will not scrap the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), but will examine and improve it.
Gachagua noted that broad concern has been expressed about the implementation of the new curriculum, and that the issues identified must be addressed to maintain a seamless academic system.
He asserted that the majority of education stakeholders had raised reservations about the new curriculum.
“Our new government will very soon be unveiling a taskforce to look at educational reforms, including CBC, with a view of not abolishing it but reviewing it so that we retain what is good and improve what is causing concern,” he explained.
He stated that the CBC issue is a high priority for President William Ruto’s administration.
In a few weeks, according to the deputy president, a committee will be established to assess the academic curriculum in order to eradicate problems.
The second-in-command noted that the purpose of the study is not to eliminate the new education system, but rather to examine and retain what is working and improve what is causing discontent among important stakeholders.
“Our new government will very soon be unveiling a task force to look at educational reforms, including CBC, with a view of not abolishing it but reviewing it so that we retain what is good and improve what is causing concern,” he explained.
He urged Kenyans to participate in big numbers when the review task force begins its mission to voice their opinions and concerns about the CBC curriculum.
“We ask the people of Kenya when that team is unveiled and is going round country please, do not just complain at home and market centers turn up a present your views on what you think should be done to improve CBC and the entire education sector,” the DP said.