National government releases Kshs 4.2 billion to boost CBC programme.

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Education CS Prof. Magoha addressing the media
Education CS Prof. Magoha addressing the media

The government has disbursed Kshs 4.2 billion to boost infrastructure in primary and secondary schools ahead of the progressive roll-out out of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha dispelled fears that the government was facing difficulty in the implementation of the new curriculum, adding that the 26-member presidential task force report indicated that the roll-out is the best bet towards attaining a holistic education model.

After four months on holiday, Grade Four learners and Form One students will embark on the first term of the 2022 academic year in August.

According to Prof. Magoha, the Ministry of Education has received Kshs 4.2 billion to boost infrastructure with focus on supporting the CBC where 1.3 million learners will report to Grade 5.

“As far as Grade 5 is concerned, the books are already in schools so when we reopen on August 5, every child in Grade 5 will find a book in school and a desk to sit on,” said the CS.

Out of the Kshs 4.2 billion disbursed, Kshs 1.9 billion will go towards the purchase of desks, while the rest will be used to set up new classrooms in earmarked primary and secondary schools.

By Shammah Bushuru