The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ambassador Amina Mohamed has expressed satisfaction with the character and competence based curriculum that the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) wants to infuse in the education system.
She said the foundation children get at the earliest years would produce competent and mult-skilled students who will compete at the global market not just Kenyan employment market.
Amb. Mohamed spoke this during a familiarization tour at KICD yesterday. She was flunked by the Chief Administraive Secretary, Mr. Simon Kachapin, the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang and his University Education and Research, Prof. Ntiba.
She underscored the importance of the early years of education, noting that it defined the quality of educational experience learners had in later years.
She pledged to work with all stakeholders in education for the benefit of children, the country and the future.
The Chairperson of the KICD Council, Dr. Sarah Ruto said the proposed curriculum is about character and competence, saying that learners into good and useful people when they come of age.
Dr. Ruto said the curriculum seeks to build values and range of skills in the learners that will make them good people and useful to the labour and employment market.
Present during the occasion included the Chief Executive Officer of KICD, Dr. Julius Jwan, and the institution’s staff.