Education CS Prof. George Magoha has reiterated that the implementation of the competence-based curriculum which is underway won’t be stopped and no action or inaction can change that. Speaking during a visit to Kakamega and Bungoma Counties to monitor CBC training, he said stakeholder participation is still ongoing, and the Ministry officials will meet KNUT officials, “We have engaged KUPPET, we have engaged Elimu Yetu coalition and many others, and next week we are going to engage KNUT and discuss with them. As long as the bottom lines are agreed on…that this train left the station and it’s going,” he said.
He said more stakeholders will be engaged including the clergy, culminating to a stakeholders’ conference in August. The CBC has faced its share of opposition especially form KNUT officials who have urged teachers to boycott training. This has led to the interdiction of 160 teachers
by The Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC), including head teachers, who have opposed or disrupted the training countrywide. The move has been faulted by KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion who said stern action will be taken against TSC.
Furthermore, after the picture of a school in Kilifi County that went viral on social media, that showed pupils learning in a flooded class, sitting on rocks, the Education CS affirmed that schools must maintain the required standards. He said the government will ensure public schools are brought to the required standards, and that private schools have been given a stipulated length of time to attain the minimum standards, if not, the learners will be placed in government institutions and the school’s registration will be suspended.