Feb, 9th 2021 – President Uhuru Kenyatta says the Education system should nurture civic competence in learners.
Speaking at KICC in Nairobi, while launching the report on Competency-Based Curriculum, he said that the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) has the capacity to inculcate appropriate values in learners.
The president also announced the creation of a new state department to oversee the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum. The department within the Ministry of Education will oversee the role of the new education system.
He said, “The Taskforce has made several recommendations and consulted widely including through 11 sector-based pre-conferences. This is important because it underscores my Administration’s commitment to adhere to the tenets of public participation, as envisioned in our constitution.”
He added, “In this regard, to ensure effective implementation of these recommendations, and other curriculum reforms, I have on this 9th Day of February 2021 set my hand and presidential seal and established a new State Department for Implementation of Curriculum Reforms vested in the Ministry of Education.”
He said that CBC will allow the learners to explore their imaginations and creativity. “We are at a tipping point in our education system. The old must give way to the new. The summons of our times requires us to re-imagine how we have educated our children,” the head of state said.
“It requires us to be bold, and not rigid. It calls us to imagine a system that creates responsible citizens as opposed to subjects, a system that celebrates the creative potential of all our children as opposed to one that leaves them with labels of failure if they do not pass exams,” he added.