In Summary
  • The KICD advertised tenders inviting publishers whose books have been approved to print, package and distribute course materials for the curriculum for Grades 1, 2 and 3.
  • Ms Mohamed said a solid communication plan that will provide regular updates on the progress of the implementation has been developed.

The government has announced it will rollout the competency-based curriculum (CBC) on Thursday amid major concerns by education stakeholders on preparedness and the legality of the launch.

On Wednesday, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed insisted the government is ready to launch the curriculum and will supply books to all public schools on time.

“The ministry and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) will ensure that course books and teachers’ guides required for implementation of CBC are available in schools on time,” she said.

The launch comes at a time when stakeholders are demanding that their concerns be addressed before the launch.

The issues they raise include inadequate alignment between the formulation of the curriculum, teachers capacity development, selection and supply of learning materials and assessment.

PUBLISHERS

Legally, a sessional Paper on Reforming Education and Training Sector in Kenya has to be passed by Parliament

Ms Mohamed presented the sessional paper to the National Assembly last week.

It is likely to be given priority in February when Parliament resumes from recess.

However, she said she has the backing of President Uhuru Kenyatta and that all relevant government agencies will accord them the necessary support to implement the programme.

“We will not tolerate any excuses in the implementation of the CBC, we must succeed,” she said.

Yesterday, the KICD advertised tenders inviting publishers whose books have been approved to print, package and distribute course materials for the curriculum for Grades 1, 2 and 3.

The publishers are supposed to send their sealed bids by January 22.

EVALUATION

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