DP Gachagua: CBC will not be scrapped

for Tv47 Digital October 12, 2022, 02:22 PM
Rigathi Gachagua on CBC
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua during the launch of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms at Cemastea in Karen, Nairobi on October 12, 2022.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Wednesday, October 12 said that the Kenya Kwanza government will not scrap the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

Speaking during the launch of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms at Cemastea in Karen, Nairobi, DP Gachagua said that President William Ruto's administration is looking to strengthen, rather than repeal, the CBC.

"The CBC is not being repealed, what this good team is doing is to look at it, get the views of the stake holders and the people of Kenya to keep and improve what is good and address challenges of where there could be weaknesses," DP Gachagua said.

Education taskforce

President Ruto, in late September 2022, appointed a 49-member education taskforce that is expected to assess the CBC among other things in the sector.

β€œIt will assess and recommend an appropriate structure to implement the CBC system as well as study all laws governing the basic education subsector,” a Gazette notice dated September 29 reads in part.

The taskforce, chaired by Raphael Munavu, will be required to study, assess and make recommendations on conceptualisation and implementation of key tenets guiding the CBC approach.

"This includes including but not limited to value based education, community service learning, parental empowerment and engagement, the assessment and examination framework and the quality assurance and standards framework.”

It will also look into streamlining of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the transition to university education.

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