The government is keen to give students a wider vision of life by exposing them to many subjects as possible, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has said.
Dr Matiang’i said that through the basic education curriculum, education policymakers want students to become wholesome.
“We want students to have multiple skills that will help them cope with the complexity of life,” he said during a meeting with 100 students who are beneficiaries of the Pupils Reward Scheme (PURES Village) at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
PURES is a mentorship programme that enables top students in high schools from across the country to experience what it is like at State House, the country’s seat of ultimate political power and authority.
A student, Alex Kimutai from Alliance High School, had asked the minister why the ministry exposed students to many subjects when some of the subjects were not core to the careers and professions they wanted to pursue after high school.