CS Magoha asks parliament to speed up adoption of Sessional paper

By KASS Online Team

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has asked parliament to speed up the adoption of the Sessional paper 1 (2019) on Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) saying it will clarify all issues around ongoing curriculum reform efforts.

The CS was speaking in Nakuru High School when launching the 2019 Dialogue on Quality Education where he said that his ministry will proceed to roll out the CBC even as a section of stakeholders oppose the move.

“This does not mean to say that we need a sessional paper to continue CBC, it will only help end the hullabaloo by the naysayers,” he said.

Magoha added that there were various challenges in primary schools but he assured stakeholders that the ministry will work to resolve them.

He said the government has allocated Sh300 million towards improving infrastructure in primary schools this year.

“We cannot deny that there are challenges and it is also a fact that we can never be ready to start, the best thing is to start and troubleshoot as we move on,” he said.

He clarified that 100000 lower primary school teachers were trained on CBC during the April holiday and a similar number for Grade IV will be trained during the upcoming August holiday.