In simple terms, the Kenyan Competency based Curriculum (CBC) is a new system of education designed by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) team and launched by the ministry of education in 2017.
The CBC is designed to emphasize the significance of developing skills and knowledge and also applying those competencies to real life situations.
Highlighted below are some of the advantages of CBC over the 8-4-4 education system
1)CBC focuses on practical learning while 8-4-4 focuses on teaching
2)CBC focuses on application of acquired knowledge while 8-4-4 focuses on content memorisation
3)CBC focuses not only on academic achievement but also skills development and values nurturing while 8-4-4 focuses on academic achievement
4)CBC focuses on collaboration while 8-4-4 focuses on competition
5)CBC facilitates smooth transition for all learners while in 8-4-4 not all learners are transited to the next level
6)CBC emphasizes on talent identification and career development while 8-4-4 focuses on career progression
7)In CBC there is more parental empowerment and engagement while in 8-4-4 there is less parental engagement in learning
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