Developers of the new education system in Kenya will enter the review stage this week as the new education system advances. The system promises to deliver fully to Kenyans.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) training week of 1,888 teachers started yesterday across the country to replace the more than three decade 8-4-4 system.
The first batch of teachers will pilot the system in selected classes as the ministry of Education assesses its viability and fine-tunes it ahead of the scheduled roll out in all schools in January.
KICD in collaboration with the Ministry of Education have promised that the proposed 2-6-6-3 curriculum will change the whole the ministry, together with KICD, have promised the proposed 2-6-6-3 curriculum will change the whole the education system.
According to the KICD, the recommended system is aimed at “ensuring learners acquire competencies and skills to meet the human resource aspirations of the Vision 2030 blueprint”
The new curriculum is brought into systems after claims that the old system has been heavily loaded with content, expansive, and is too exam-oriented other than the practical part. The old system is also said to pressure students so much.
Kenyans expect the new learning curriculum to solve many academic problems facing the nation for instance unemployment, high poverty levels and economic stagnation.
Learners will pursue fields like community service, life skills, citizenship, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and research and physical education among others
They will as well enjoy the opportunity to specialize at early stages. KICD has given an undertaking of the new system which will give every child an opportunity to thrive while teachers will be empowered to approach teaching and assessment in a more effective way.
The new learning system puts emphasis on nurturing young talents which have been sidelined over years by the current education system in the country.