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Government Responds to Havi over CBC Curriculum

The Government through the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development(KICD) has urged Kenyans to exercise restraint and give it time to implement the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

In a statement on Thursday ,KICD noted that CBC is still new , and it's implementetion can only be done in phases .

KICD noted that it has heard the complains raised by Kenyans about its implementation and the cost and has urged them to remain calm as they try to find a solution that would benefit both the curriculum and the citizens

"Let us now throw the baby out if the bath water.#CBC is being implemented in phases to pave way for a smooth transition and to fix the emerging issues. Parents, we have heard you. We need to exercise restraint as the issues raised are being reviewed by the relevant entities", KICD said.

KICD's statement comes hours after Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi announced that he will be moving to court to call the new curriculum.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Havi noted that the decision was influenced by cries of parents who have complained of the CBC expansivity and it's demand.

"I have heard your cries parents, guardians and teachers. The petition challenging CBC will be filed next week. The education system in Kenya should not be an expensive, inefficient and ineffective experiment with our children and their future as is our leadership", Havi tweeted.

According to some parents, the new curriculum is expensive as pupils are asked to buy a lot of books and other learning materials.

In addition, some parents complained that they are not given enough notices by schools when it comes to purchase of additional materials.

Some argued that their children bombard them with lists of new requirements late in the evening after school, making it difficult for them to get the money and purchase the required materials

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