KICD, The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development in collaboration with with MOE , Ministry of Education have announced a number of changes in learning areas taught in Grade 1,2 and 3 respectively.
These new changes affect the language subjects under the Competency Based Curriculum(CBC) offered in lower primary level of education.
Following a letter dated 5th April 2022 that has been sent to all County Directors of Education,Kenya Institute of curriculum development and ministry of education have approved the name Indigenous Language Activities to be used instead of Literacy Activities as it was known previously.
Another change made is on Curriculum Designs formally known as Syllabus.
Further changes that the Ministry and KICD have made are changes in the number of lessons for English Language,Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language.
Here is the letter to that effect.
To :ALL COUNTY DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION
RE:REVISED CURRICULUM DESIGNS,PUPIL’S BOOKS AND TEACHERS GUIDE FOR GRADE 1.2 & 3 ENGLISH,KISWAHILI AND INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES
Kenya Institute of Cumiculum Development(KICD)in collabaration with the Ministry of Education(MoE) has completed the review of the English Language. Kiswahill Language and Indigenous Activities Grade 1.2 & 3 based on the recommendations from the Report on the implementation of Languages in Grades 1,2& 3.
Ministry of Education(MoE) has approved the change of name from literacy Activities to Indigenous Language Activities.
Additionally,the MoE approved the review of the cumiculum designs for English Language,Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language activities for Grade 1, 2 &.3 in line with the revised time allocation as follows:
English Language (5 lessons)
Kiswahili Language (4 lessons)
Indigenous Language activities (2 lessons).
The purpose of this letter is to inform you on the change of name of literacy activities and lesson allocations for grades 1,2and 3 in English, kiswahili and indigenous language as well as time allocated to these learning areas.
All primary schools are therefore expected to start implementing the changes in term 1 that begins on 25th April.2022.
Make sure all the schools get this information on time.
DR.MARY GATURU,HSC FOR:PRINCIPAL SECRETARY
The changes are captured in the new revised Curriculum Designs which have been released for use