Marakwet West MP Timothy Kipchumba [Photo: Vipasho News]
Marakwet West Member of Parliament Timothy Kipchumba says the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) was not well thought out.
Speaking to the press, he noted that this is because most Kenyan schools are unprepared to implement the curriculum.
According to Kipchumba, there are issues of teacher preparedness, the availability and adequacy of teaching materials, the level of engagement between teachers and parents, as well as challenges faced by head teachers and teaching staff in implementing CBC.
“Do not inconvenience our children and parents because of CBC that was not well thought,” said Kipchumba.
This comes after the pioneer learners of Grade seven reported to their respective primary schools on Monday, for the start of their Junior Secondary school education.
Over 1.26 million learners are expected to be enrolled in Junior secondary.
Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu was at Nairobi Primary school on Monday to assess the registration process.
He warned schools against charging extra levies, noting that some schools are allegedly charging registration fees.
“I want to clarify that Junior Secondary School is free and compulsory. No Principal, School board, PTA or any other person is allowed to come up with unauthorized levies in the name of registration fees,” CS Machogu stated.
The Ministry of Education has also directed that no parent should be compelled to buy uniform at a specific store.
It further said that every learner will receive one textbook for core subjects and the optional subjects.
The distribution of the books will run from January 30 and February 17, 2023.
Additionally, headteachers have been advised to check the number of books supplied to their schools.
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