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What is the Future of CBC? President Uhuru Gives New Orders

The past few months have witnessed the Education sector thrown into total confusion. The debate has been whether to keep the existing 8-4-4 curriculum or to adopt the newly launched Competency-Based Curriculum.

Several stakeholders in the sector have engaged each other in an intellectual tug of war regarding the logistics of its full implementation.

On one hand, the critics have argued that CBC is very expensive, on the other hand, the proponents have hailed it and said it is the way to go during these changing times in the twenty-first century.

In an article published in the daily papers, the Chief Administrative Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Sara Ruto holds that the argument on the cost implication is far-fetched and has no legs to stand on.

“There is no additional cost to what it takes teachers to deliver the content of the curriculum to a class under the CBC system.” She argues.

Dr. Ruto also adds that just like the 8-4-4 system, all the materials needed by teachers to disseminate knowledge to the learners will be provided by the government.

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the pumping of additional Ksh. 8 billion into the Ministry of Education for the expansion of the infrastructure which is aimed at the full implementation of the curriculum.

Speaking at the Mashujaa Day Celebrations in Kirinyaga country, the president assured the sector of his unwavering support towards the curriculum’s full implementation.

The Head of State observed that the new education system is intended to depart from the usual theoretical to a vibrant approach where learners are equipped with practical skills for self-reliance.

The president’s speech touched on other sectors including agriculture, health, the economy among others where he outlined attractive stimulus package plans with barely eight months in office.

In the denouement, the President wowed Kenyans by lifting the dusk to dawn restriction of movement. This move seeks to get back the country into the twenty-four-hour economy dream.

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