The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Dr. Fred Matiang’i met head teachers from the selected schools for the pilot of the reformed curriculum at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD) today.
He was flanked by the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang, the Chairman of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Prof. George Magoha, his Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Ms Rodha Ruto.
He asked the school heads to steer the trial run of the proposed curriculum with indisputable integrity, saying methodical management of the pilot will provide the feedback to make appropriate decisions to perfect the curriculum.
Dr. Matiang’i said the pilot was an important national exercise that the government want conducted without interference from any quarter.
He said the curriculum seeks to prepare children to operate in a globalised world, noting that there were crucial skills that the education system wants to impart in the children towards this objective.
Dr. Matiang’i said the curriculum was being steered by Kenyans and for Kenyans.
The reformed curriculum seeks to nurture every learner’s potential and has provided pathways through which learners can pursue careers and interests aligned with their abilities and interests.
Basic Education will be organized into three levels: Early Years Education, Middle School Education and Senior School.Organized 2-6-6-3 curriculum education basic education continuum, it will replace the 32 year old 8.4.4 system that midwifed the education of three generations of learners since 1985.
Also present included the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, KICD, Dr. Julius Jwan, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of KNEC, Mrs. Mercy Karogo, the Director General, Mrs. Leah Rotich, the Director, Teacher Management at Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Mrs. Mary Rotich, senior education Officers and head teachers from various primary schools across the country. .