The Kenya institute of curriculum development (KICD) released the basic education curriculum framework as a foundation for the reform of the pre-primary, primary, secondary and special needs education curriculum. Education CS Fred Matiang’i said the government is ready for the reformation journey. He was quick to point out that religious education will not be scrapped off from the curriculum, stating that children should be brought up in a God-fearing society.
The curriculum will provide opportunities to identify the potential that every learner brings to school as it aims to enhance competence. Basic education is to be divided into four sections; early year, middle school, senior school tertiary and university as well as the special needs school. In terms of assessment, students will be assessed at the end of each stage.
The new system is meant to identify the talents of students at an early stage and thus prepare them on a path that leads to their development in their particular strength, career choice and hence helps produce competent minds to the various fields of employment.
The current 8-4-4 system of education was introduced in 1985 and has over the years been revised, its main focus has been self-reliance. The system is academic and exam oriented as its evaluation is based on how an individual performs in the examination which determines the transition from one stage to another.