"We can't use our children as guinea pigs!" - MPs tell Gov't to suspend CBC

for Tv47 Digital March 04, 2023, 09:40 AM
MP Opiyo Wanday officially launching the newly constructed Office of the Chief, Madungu Sub-Location and Madungu Police Post at Bugi Village, Sigomere Ward, fully funded by Ugunja NG-CDF. PHOTO/OPIYO WANDAYI-TWITTER

In Summary

  • A section of MPs led by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi now wants government to immediately suspend Competency-Based Curriculum.
  • The MPs argue that the government has failed to properly implement the new education system.

A section of legislators led by National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi is calling for the immediate suspension of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), saying that the future of the pioneers are bleak due to haphazard implementation.

Wandayi, who was flanked by Lugari MP Nabii Nabwera, his Mumias East counterpart, Peter Salasya and Migori Senator Eddy Oketch said there was need for an urgent national dialogue to address the emerging issues on the education system.

They were addressing a public baraza at Madungu in Ugunja Constituency after the official opening of a police post and area assistant chief’s office. The offices were constructed by the Ugunja National Government Constituency Development Fund.

'CBC implementation failed'

Wandayi said it was now clearer that the CBC implementation has failed totally in the entire country and Kenyans can no longer experiment with the children.

“We cannot continue using our children as Guinea Pigs,” said the Ugunja MP, adding that Kenyans must eat a humble pie and revert to the old 8-4-4 system.

He said that recent admission by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu that more than 160,000 pupils have failed to transit to Junior Secondary School and Form One was a pointer to the problems bedeviling the education sector.

On his part, MP Nabwera accused the government of failing to release funds for recruitment of teachers and construction of classrooms and laboratories for successful implementation of the CBC.

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