In Summary
  • The new curriculum that will replace the over three-decade-old 8-4-4 system is set to be rolled out next year in 470 primary schools.

  • Mr Milemba, who maintained that Kuppet will oppose the curriculum reforms, said he will use his new role as MP to influence the National Assembly to halt  the implementation of the new system until all contentious issues are addressed.

  • The officials also alleged that the CS intends to drive Kenyan publishers out of the market by coming up with plans such as the one-textbook policy for primary and secondary schools.

The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers has read mischief in the Education ministry’s decision to hurriedly implement the new curriculum.

The union’s top officials called for systematic implementation of the programme.

Led by secretary-general Akello Misori and chairman Omboko Milemba, the officials called on the government to engage stakeholders before introducing the 2-6-3-3 education system.

“The government is just introducing learners to a foreign syllabus that will make them fail to deal with issues directly affecting them,” said Mr Misori. “The new curriculum will kill our learners’ creativity.”

IMPOSING CHANGES

The Kuppet boss, who is part of a 36-member national steering committee formed last year to evaluate the current system, accused Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i of imposing curriculum changes.

The new curriculum that will replace the over three-decade-old 8-4-4 system is set to be rolled out next year in 470 primary schools.

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