Kibunguchy says CBC needs major reshuffle

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Former Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with Likuyani branch Ford Kenya officials
Former Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with Likuyani branch Ford Kenya officials

Immediate former Likuyani Constituency Member of Parliament Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy has appealed for  reviewing of the controversial Competence Based Curriculum to avoid confusion during next year’s form one intake and also reduce costs levied on parents.

Speaking at Soy in Likuyani ward during a meeting that brought together the Likuyani branch Ford Kenya party officials, Kibunguchy revealed that secondary schools are not prepared for double intake next year saying the curriculum should be reviewed immediately so that current Grade 6 transit to Grade 7 in primary schools because they have structures to accommodate them.

He decried that secondary schools are now struggling to accommodate the government’s hundred percent transition policy and having Grade 7 and Form One intake the same year remains a nightmare.

Kibunguchy said the CBC classrooms constructed in a few selected secondary schools are inadequate to accommodate Junior secondary schools  since some schools have more than one stream.

More so, the former MP said most schools are understaffed and ill prepared to accommodate the new curriculum which has received negative response from sections of parents and teachers across the country.

“I know most schools here have inadequate teachers and allowing double intake in the same schools will be overstretching the staff with existing few structures,” Kibunguchy said.

The former long serving Likuyani MP known for his heavy investment in education during his leadership has proposed that primary schools should be prepared to accommodate Grade 7 because they have the existing structures and even staff as opposed to secondary schools.

He asked the Ministry of Education to continue training teachers on CBC content so that the expected end product of students is not lost.

Further, Kibunguchy noted that the cost associated with CBC was receiving resistance from the majority of parents who are poor.

Former Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with Likuyani branch Ford Kenya officials
Former Likuyani MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy with Likuyani branch Ford Kenya officials

The former legislator said they will propose to commission collecting views on CBC to make it affordable to parents who are already overburdened with demands associated with teaching of the new curriculum content.

“I have been receiving complaints from parents since the CBC was launched that it was very expensive and over demanding,” said the former MP.

Kibunguchy however expressed confidence with President William Ruto elect commission on CBC review that collected proposals will be considered and Kenyans will have a curriculum that is competent and affordable.