Education News in Kenya Today: Hon.Raila Odinga Jumps the Wagon, Addresses Prof.Magoha On CBC Claims From Teachers
Latest Education News Today: Hon.Raila Odinga Addresses Prof.Magoha On CBC Claims From Teachers.
Hon Raila Odinga, has encouraged Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha to listen to all differing viewpoints on the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
On Friday October 8, Odinga stated in Nyando that it was critical for Magoha to consider all perspectives and concerns expressed by parents on CBC.
Divergent perspectives on CBC, according to Odinga, are healthy and should be fostered in order for all Kenyans to feel included.
Hon. Raila told Magoha that he supports the CBC and urged the Education CS to listen to the concerns presented, explaining that parents were comparing the prior 8-4-4 system to the current one, that is why they are opposing it .
According to Prof. Magoha, the government is focused on subsidizing the CBC, and the Ministry of Education has already distributed Ksh17 billion to all public schools.
POINTS TO NOTE ABOUT CBC GUIDELINES BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
- English will continue being the language of instruction for all learning areas save for Kiswahili, foreign and indigenous languages.
- Not all public primary schools will be selected by the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission to offer foreign and indigenous languages.
- Home Science and Agriculture will be allocated 1 theory lesson and a double lesson for practical activities.
- Science and Technology will be allocated two single lessons and a double lesson for practical activities.
- Physical and Health Education will be time tabled daily for every grade. Besides, it should be activity-based.
- Pastoral Programmes of Instruction, PPI should be conducted by a reputable and responsible member of a recognized religious faith within the school community. The religious faith must be legally registered in Kenya.
- Co-curricular Activities are compulsory and should be implemented as recommended for all the learners undergoing formal training.
- Schools are expected to ensure that all learners participate in community service activities based on the curriculum designs offered.
- Schools should create opportunities for parental involvement and sharing of ideas regarding CBC implementation.
- Schools should incorporate core values in learning the learning process across all the learning areas in Upper primary.
- The last two lessons every Friday (5 %) of teaching time should be time tabled for Teacher Professional Development Activities, TPAD. Learners on the other hand, should be allowed to interact with digital devices, library work, TV and radio programmes aired live by the KICD.