Education CS lauds success of CBC

Education CS Ezekiel Machogu is installed as a member of the Maasai community.

Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) has lauded the success of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) and expressed optimism in its prosperity.

He said that the system is relevant because it places more emphasis on developing abilities and competencies in learners that make them all-round and holistic, as well as prepares them to solve emerging global realities.

The CS, speaking in Kajiado West Constituency, highlighted the efforts and steps his office has taken to fine-tune it (CBC) for its objectives to be achievable and sustainable.

Education CS with Maasai elders before he has installed as a member of the community.

He said the ministry has streamlined the CBC through successfully domiciling the Junior Secondary School (JSS), consisting of grade 7,8 and 9, in the existing primary schools.

“We have made greater strides in this venture by introducing KPSEA national examinations, which is used to trace learners’ progress, and that over 56,000 teachers have been employed to handle the new curriculum efficiently,” he said.

He pointed out that they have also retrained and will continue retooling JSS teachers and released Ksh95 billion to these Institutions as capitation.

He asked school leavers and even those who dropped out of school in primary to embrace technical education in the existing Technical and Vocational Training colleges in order to attain skills that enable them get employment.

“We have approved the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) that recognizes skilled workers in the informal sector with certification; so I call upon our youth to seize the opportunity,” he said.

The CS was hosted by former Kajiado West MP Moses Ole Sakuda, who lauded the new curriculum as rationalizing learning and removes biases against learners.

He asked the government to send more money to schools to help head teachers and school management committees to run the institutions smoothly.

Machogu was welcomed by residents led by the former MP, elders and former NTSA Managing Director Francis Meja, who is currently a council member of Murang’a University.

The elders declared Ezekiel Machogu a member of the Maasai community.

By Enock Okong’o

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