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Reprieve For parents as State begins review of CBC

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development has started a review process of the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in efforts to address challenges raised by education stakeholders, the government has announced.

The announcement follows increased debate on CBC that has pointed out various challenges that parents, teachers and learners have experienced during its implementation.

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According to the KICD, the review process will target early year levels including Pre-Primary I, Pre-Primary II, and grades One, Two and Three based on feedback received from the field and stakeholders’ inputs.

“We are already working on reviewing the early years up to Grade Three and our quality assurance teams are at work,” said Prof Charles Ong’ondo.

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He said the review will also look at teaching and learning resources, "and we shall be asking questions like might we have been ambitious in certain areas. We shall also relook at teacher education and ask whether there are are gaps in expectations on parents and other stakeholders.”

On the early years’ review, Ong’ondo said the feedback from CBC implementation has already revealed critical challenges.

“For example we have been told that the time allocated for Kiswahili, English and Literacy is not adequate,” said Ong’ondo.

He said a lot more feedback has come from the field but this must be taken through the KICD approval processes before they are made public.

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