In Summary
  • The publishers were being briefed on the requirements for the education resources required for the new curriculum.
  • The number of subjects under the 2-6-3-3 education system will be reduced to create room for nurturing of talents.

Publishers have expressed confidence that they will beat the deadline for submission of manuscripts for books required for the new curriculum set to be rolled out in January next year.

Publishers met on Monday at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to discuss guidelines for submission, evaluation and approval of new educational materials.

NEW BOOKS

The adjustments to the current books to capture the emerging societal needs for learners are important for the country’s education sector to remain competitive, according to the Kenya Publishers Association (KPA).

“As publishers, we have a moral obligation to ensure that learning materials are available in schools.

"By January, we will have the new books because when change comes, all stakeholders must be prepared to embrace it,” KPA chairman Lawrence Njagi said.

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