The principal of a private school in Kakamega has promised to continue with the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and will only adopt the international curriculum if CBC is Scrapped off.
Speaking at an event held on the last day at Applegate Christian School in Kakamega, the principal of the private school led by Everlyn Tiani said CBC is the solution to unemployment and job creation problems in the country.
According to Tiani, CBC has proven to be useful because it allows children to get a major in education.
“We have children doing art, weaving, cooking… When they leave school, they will have different careers. “If this is canceled and we have to go back to 8-4-4, we will adopt the International Training Plan,” he said.
“CBC is growing, parents must ensure that children grow the same way. 8-4-4 focuses on developing cognitive skills, but now they are learning practical skills. “I want to encourage parents to focus on CBC,” he said.
School principals have urged President William Ruto to consider the welfare of students before deciding on a competing curriculum.
His comments have been widely shared by some leaders and parents who have called on the government to scrap the Competency-Based curriculum, saying many parents are “poor”.