Government Distributes Grade 6 Materials To All Public Schools.
The CBC has so far been implemented up to Grade Five. The pioneers will enter Grade Six next month and take their first national assessment later this year.
Education CS said all Grade Six curriculum materials have been prepared and distributed to schools.
“As a government, we have done everything possible to midwife the transition between the 844 to CBC. I wish to assure the country that all CBC materials have been prepared and distributed to all public schools.”
He also stated that all relevant CBC teachers have been trained and are ready for the Grade Six rollout, with 60,000 more to be trained next month for the Junior Secondary School (JSS) that will begin next year.
Prior to this, Magoha stated that the Ministry had built 6,497 classrooms to house the CBC pioneer class under the first phase, which cost the government Sh5.1 billion.
On the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), Magoha noted that the government was on course and that it had already constructed 6,000 classrooms to cater for Junior Secondary School.
“Before we leave office, we shall have constructed 10,000 classrooms at Ksh788,000 each. I want to ask Members of the fourth estate to be making noise about this,” Magoha pointed out.
Magoha revealed that the Competency-Based Assessment testing is expected to emphasize formative assessment adding that it will “hopefully reduce this nonsense of cutthroat competition and exam cheating.”
“We’ll start phase two of constructing 3,503 classrooms as soon as we complete the marking of KCSE examination. We hope to complete the construction of all 10,000 classrooms, as directed by the President, by the time I leave office,” he assured.
“All these preparations make me extremely comfortable that my successor will find a good script to follow in CBC implementation,” he added.
On the CBA, he stated that the first Grade Six national assessment will be given this December.
This will account for 40% of the candidate’s final grade, with the remaining 60% coming from class teachers’ scores from school-based assessments in Grades Four, Five, and Six.
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