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NEW CBC LESSON DISTRIBUTION AND TIME ALLOCATION IN UPPER PRIMARY

HERE ARE DETAILS ON THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION’S NEW GUIDELINES ON CBC IMPLEMENTATION IN UPPER PRIMARY

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HERE ARE DETAILS ON THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION’S NEW GUIDELINES ON CBC IMPLEMENTATION IN UPPER PRIMARY

The Competence-Based Curriculum era in Kenya is here. Much as we may not embrace change, CBC is here to stay since the Kenyan Government is determined to do so.

The Education Ministry has thus released new guidelines on how the CBC Curriculum should be implemented for upper primary education level that is Grades 4, 5 and 6.

Dr Belio Kipsang’s (the Permanent Secretary for Education) Circular dated 7th November, 2019; all schools are expected to roll out CBC in upper primary as from January 2020 in Grade 4.

BELOW ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS, WHETHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE:

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  1. CBC GRADE 4 LESSON DISTRIBUTION AND TIME ALLOCATION

-The total number of lessons per day is 8.

-Each lesson will last for 35 minutes.

-Lesson distribution per subject is as shown below:

LEARNING AREA NO. OF LESSONS PER WEEK
1. MATHEMATICS 5
2. PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 5
3. ENGLISH 4
4. KISWAHILI OR KENYA SIGN LANGUAGE 4
5. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 4
6. SOCIAL STUDIES 3
7. HOME SCIENCE 3
8. AGRICULTURE 3
9. CRE/IRE/HRE 3
10. ART AND CRAFT 2
11. INDIGENOUS/ FOREIGN LANGUAGES i.e. FRENCH, ARABIC AND GERMAN 2
12. PASTORAL PROGRAM INSTRUCTION, PPI 1
13. MUSIC 1
14. TOTAL NUMBER OF LESSONS 40

 

  1. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL FOR SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (SNE)

This is purely meant for special needs learners who cannot be subjected to the regular CBC learning curriculum.

It is the second level in the stage-based CBC for special need learners.

Learners with special needs include:

  1. Profound disability
  2. Multiple impairments
  3. Severe autism
  4. Deafblindness
  5. Severe cerebral palsy
  6. Severe intellectual disability

LESSON DISTRIBUTION FOR INTERMEDIATE SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION LEVEL

-This level shall have only 6 lessons per day.

-Each lesson will last for 35 minutes.

-Lesson distribution based on the learning area is as shown below:

LEARNING AREA NO. OF LESSONS PER WEEK
1. COMMUNICATION, SOCIAL AND LITERACY SKILLS 5
2. ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING SKILLS 5
3. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2
4. SENSORY-MOTOR INTEGRATION 3
5. ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES 3
6. NUMERACY ACTIVITIES 3
7. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES; ART AND CRAFT 2
8. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES; MUSIC 2
9. PSYCHO-MOTOR ACTIVITIES 5
10. TOTAL NO.OF LESSONS 30

 

 

 

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POINTS TO NOTE

  1. English will continue being the language of instruction for all learning areas save for Kiswahili, foreign and indigenous languages.
  2. Not all public primary schools will be selected by the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission to offer foreign and indigenous languages.
  3. Home Science and Agriculture will be allocated 1 theory lesson and a double lesson for practical activities.
  4. Science and Technology will be allocated two single lessons and a double lesson for practical activities.
  5. Physical and Health Education will be timetabled daily for every grade. Besides, it should be activity-based.
  6. 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.
  7. Co-curricular Activities are compulsory and should be implemented as recommended for all the learners undergoing formal training.
  8. Schools are expected to ensure that all learners participate in community service activities based on the curriculum designs offered.
  9. Schools should create opportunities for parental involvement and sharing of ideas regarding CBC implementation.
  10. Schools should incorporate core values in learning the learning process across all the learning areas in Upper primary.
  11. The last two lessons every Friday (5 %) of teaching time should be timetabled 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.

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