Private schools to adopt International Curriculum (IGCSE) If CBC (Competence Based Curriculum) is scrapped off.
Private school administrators in Kakamega have committed to stick to the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) or, if it is abandoned, to switch to an international curriculum.
Speaking at the Applegate Christian School in Kakamega’s closing day cum fun day event, the private school directors led by Everlyn Tiany claimed that CBC is the answer to unemployment and job development in the nation.
Tiany claims that CBC has proven to be beneficial since it enables kids to learn a wide range of knowledge-related abilities.
“We have kids doing art, weaving, cooking…When they come out of school, they will have a variety of skills. We have that if this is scrapped off and we are supposed to go back to 8-4-4, we will choose to embrace International Curriculum,” she said.
“CBC is growing, parents should ensure that children grow holistically. 8-4-4 was focused on the development of cognitive skills, but now they are taught practical skills. I want to encourage parents to switch their minds towards CBC,” Celestine Owino, another Private School director added.
The directors of private schools called on President William Ruto to consider the well-being of learners before making a decision about the contested curriculum.
Their comments follow widespread outcry from a section of leaders and parents, who have been urging the government to do away with the CBC curriculum, saying it has left many parents ‘poorer’.
Meanwhile, President William Ruto in his inaugural speech announced plans to review the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) as it moves to address concerns raised by stakeholders on the new education system.
He said that his government will establish an Education Reform Task Force that will take in the views of Kenyans on the curriculum.