Education Reforms Committee Begins Gathering Public Opinions

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The Presidential Task Force on Education Reforms launched public engagements, with a tour of the central region of Nyandarua County.

The team led by Professor Stephen Kiama said they were not just collecting opinions on the CBC, but would be collecting opinions on education reforms, from ECDE to adult education.

Speaking at Ol Kalou Secondary School, Professor Kiama said that the people of Nyandarua have expressed concern about education and that the main issues raised by parents and other education stakeholders in Nyandarua are whether children should stay in primary school or move on to secondary school after sixth grade. .

He added that the task force wants something that will bring about real transformation in the country, not an education with an end in itself, but an education that transforms the way we live.

On his part, the Governor of Nyandarua, Dr. Kiarie Badilisha, has been pushing for a university to be built in Nyandarua as it will be used for agricultural research and at the same time open up the county to other opportunities.

He says he has formed a committee to give a report detailing how they can get a university in Nyandarua.

He did, however, express support for the CBC, but within a reformed framework that considers cost, access to learning and teacher capacity building.

The 42-member task force appointed by President William Ruto to assess the country’s education system and make recommendations today began organizing public participation forums.

On September 30, 2022, President William Ruto appointed the 42-member task force to assess the country’s education system and make recommendations, among them an appropriate structure to implement the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC ).

President Ruto said the education reform task force will work for a period of six months and will be required to submit a progress report to him every two months from the date of their appointment.

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