KICD Director Julius Jwan said the curriculum is not being hurried but implemented in phases.
He said the curriculum support materials being produced by private publishers are of very high quality.
Dr Jwan also assured the school heads that teachers will be trained days to the new curriculum rollout.
The last Form Four class to sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination will be in 2025, according to the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development timelines.
KICD Director Julius Jwan told the Kenya Primary School Heads Association (Kepsha) Conference in Mombasa Wednesday that, going by the current cycle, the 8-4-4 system will be phased out in the next seven years.
Dr Jwan also assured the school heads that teachers will be trained in the Early Years Education — Pre-Primary 1 and 2 and Grades 1-3 — days to the new curriculum rollout to ensure the ideas remain fresh in their minds.
He said the curriculum is not being hurried but implemented in phases.
“When we roll out the curriculum, we are not going to do training for people who teach in primary up to Form Four; we start with the level that we are implementing first, that is the pre- and lower primary,” explained Dr Jwan.
The next stage will be continuous professional development programmes done by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) from next month.