Governor Lonyangapuo castigates Education ministry over rush to implement new curriculum

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West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo

West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has castigated the Ministry of Education over the rush to change and implement the new education curriculum system of  2-6-3 3 saying it has a lot of hiccups. He said that the new curriculum is in disarray due to a lack of infrastructure, learning material, and a shortage of teachers.

The County boss raised concern over the new curriculum saying to change the curriculum, a lot of resources and time to educate people, and trials must be set out.

Speaking at Nasokol girls during a meeting with education stakeholders about the Competency-Based Curriculum, Governor Lonyangapuo said that he supports the new curriculum review process but it should be done slowly. “The Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) has a lot of issues and roadblocks. They claim that it makes someone self-reliant but it needs capital to start,” he said.

He cited that all education stakeholders should be incorporated before the implementation of the new system begins, including professors, university dons and primary and secondary school teachers. “We need views from all stakeholders and the Ministry of Education shouldn’t do it alone…We need proper and extensive public participation,” said Lonyangapuo.

The West Pokot Education Director Jacob Onyiego said that the new curriculum has few challenges, citing some schools haven’t received the necessary material and will do so in the coming weeks. Kapenguria Member of Parliament Samuel Moroto lamented over the assessment saying there is no infrastructure in schools.