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Competency Base Curriculum (CBC) in Kenya

Competency Based Curriculum is a new system of education in Kenya. It was launched by the ministry of education in 2017. CBC emphasizes on the development of skills and knowledge and the application of those skills in real life.

The Competency based curriculum is divided into three different levels; Early Years Education, Middle School Education and the Senior School Education.

Changes brought about by CBC

CBC has brought about the following changes in the Kenyan schools curriculum:

1. Classes are now being called grades

2. Strands/sub-strands have been introduced to replace topics and sub-topics

3. Subjects have been changed to learning areas

4. Early Childhood Development now has two levels, the pre-primary 1 and pre-primary 2

5. A key resource in the CBC is learning resources, not the teaching aids.

6. Lesson objectives are no longer used, learning outcomes have replaced it.

The Competency Based Curriculum has enacted different reactions from the public and mass media. Parents claim that the curriculum have been introduced so fast, not giving them enough time to plan for their children.

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