By Wilson Abiri
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said that the rollout of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) for Grade (IV) is a success since everyone has embraced it.
Prof Magoha said text books and other learning materials for Grade (IV) curriculum has already hit the 100 mark, adding that they had a few hiccups but have been sorted out.
The Education CS addressing the media at Kakamega Primary School on Friday after inspecting the roll out of the curriculum where said the hiccups were due to heavy rains pounding some [parts of the country, making it difficult to distribute books on time in those areas like Turkana.
“As you can see, CBC is running smooth and I’m glad to report that in all the schools I have visited today I have seen learners who are happy with whatever they are taught. Let us all come out and see it for ourselves instead,” Magoha said.
Magoha said training of teachers to teach CBC was ongoing and that in the month of December last year, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) trained 106,320 teachers in preparation for the roll out of Grade (IV) curriculum.
“Of the teachers trained on CBC curriculum for grade four, 18,000 teachers were for private primary schools and 7,000 for Special Needs Education Teachers,” said Magoha.
Magoha also warned head teachers against sending students away to bring money like for lunch and or teachers employed by the board, saying primary school education was free and that every child has a right to basic education.
“Let any parent whose child will be sent away to make a report to me and I as Prof. Magoha will take the necessary action to ensure that every child gets the opportunity to continue with his studies uninterrupted,” he said.
He also condemned killing of Ndooni Primary teacher, Daisy Mbaluka, saying all suspects involved will be prosecuted.
“No any single person should dare mistreating or slaughtering our teachers because of poor performance like the Kitui incident. We are hunting down the culprits and we shall bring them to book,” said Magoha.