President William Ruto is set to create an education reform task force to overhaul the competency-based curriculum (CBC).
In his inaugural address on Tuesday, Kenya’s fifth president pledged to ensure that the task force facilitates public participation to streamline key issues in the implementation of the CBC.
“There is a solid conversation in the country about education, particularly the implementation of the CBC program.”
“We will establish a working group on education reform within the presidency which will be launched in the coming weeks. It will gather the opinions of all key players in accordance with the constitutional requirement for public participation. We are particularly sensitive to the anxieties of parents over the twin transitions of the last 8-4-4 class and the first CBC class next January. I assure you that there will be a solution to this problem by then. Ruto said
During his campaigns, President Ruto promised to institute a review of the CBC program to determine its effectiveness.
“We will undertake a review of the CBC system so that the issues identified by teachers, parents and other stakeholders can be the subject of a robust public conversation, so that we can finally have a conversation that will lead us to iron out the issues. contested areas. and we can have an education system that serves our children and our needs for the future,” he said.