Talking on Tuesday, September 14, Nzioka moved to address parents' fear that students are overburdened with work expressing that Kenyan learners currently have the highest happiness index.
Nzioka noticed that pupils are not stressed by tests and the assignments given are more friendly contrasted with past educational curricula. He likewise responded to worries that teachers have not been properly trained to handle the new 2-6-3-3 system of education in Kenya.
The KEPSHA chair expressed that teachers were part of developing the curriculum and they realize what is in the books the pupils are utilizing.
"Kenyan learners have the highest happiness index, on account of Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). They are not stressed by tests, and the assessment given is more friendly," expressed Nzioka.
His opinions were echoed by KICD Chief Executive Officer, Prof Charles Ong'ondo, who emphasized that teachers were engaged with developing the CBC.
"Teachers were at the focal point of creating CBC from its conceptualization, curriculum plans, writing of course books and approval," Prof Ong'ondo said.Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, dismissed calls to change the CBC education system believing that the government was funding learners and ensuring they get the best.
The CS expressed that CBC is staying put and discouraged CBC parents from going to court to stop the new education system.
"Nothing is perfect. CBC isn't great. However, it left the station in 2018 and is pushing ahead," the Education CS expressed.
This comes in the midst of complaints by parents over the expenses and assignments that pupils are tasked with. The National Assembly Education Committee on Friday, September 10, called the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to address some of the major issues affecting the execution of the new educational system
The Busia County Woman Representative Florence Mutua led committee require KICD to shed light on some of the thorny issues, compromising the fate of CBC, particularly the burdensome schoolwork.
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