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Uproar As the National Parents Association Reveal Their Decision On CBC

Nicholas Maiyo who is the National Parents Association chairman has said they seek to join a case opposing the Competency-Based Curriculum. On Monday he said they will be on the defense of the new curriculum remarking that they are in support of the system.

Maiyo who spoke at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development during the meeting with education stakeholders on the CBC said, “Our concern is the judicial decision that could disrupt our children’s education. We will join the case as parents representing ten million children in public primary schools."

Last week on Friday, a petition which was filed through Advocate Nelson Havi argued that the action by the Education Ministry to implement the new curriculum is unlawful and prejudicial to the future of the children of Kenya and ought to be stopped.

The petitioner is seeking temporary orders of stopping the CBC pending hearing and determination of the case, adding that this will prevent further denial and violation and breaking of the rights of children to education and free and compulsory basic education by the government.

They seek the Education ministry to relapse to the 8-4-4 system.

Currently, the new curriculum is under implementation with the beginners class being in Grade 5. Maiyo further dismissed recent concerns by parents over the implementation demands of the curriculum.

“Those are not genuine parents. We are genuine parents and we are in full support of the curriculum. Where will the seven million children in preprimary school go if the curriculum is suspended?” he posed. The national rollout of the CBC started in January 2019 at Pre-Primary I and II and Grades 1, 2, and 3 in lower primary.

So, as a parent, how do you feel about the new education system? Are you in support of or against it?

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