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KICD Announces New Junior Secondary School Syllabus

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KICD Announces New Junior Secondary School Syllabus

KICD Announces New Junior Secondary School Syllabus.

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has announced the implementation of a consumer rights syllabus for Grade 7 pupils in 2023.

In a joint statement with the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK), KICD said that the curriculum was very important for developing consumer rights trends in digital financial services.

The syllabus would begin when schools reopen on January 23, 2023.

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“Effective January 2023, concepts relating to the two disciplines will be taught in subjects such as Home Science and Business Studies, thereby benefitting over 1.2 million learners transitioning to Junior Secondary School.

In 2024 and 2025, the same principles will be taught in at least 20 subjects in grades 8 and 9, followed by over 30 subjects in grades 10, 11, and 12.

In addition, KICD stated that students would learn about the many regulations governing the market for various items.

Additionally, it was suggested that pupils would be enlightened on the role of businesses towards consumers.

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"The objective of this partnership with the KICD is to prepare and impart young citizens with the capacity to make informed consumer choices at adulthood, especially when faced with different products and services due to increased competition and market complexities,”

“This is informed by emerging realities, especially in digital financial services,” CAK director general Wang’ombe Kariuki stated.

KICD said that the course would also be taught practically through drama, singing, and dance to make the lessons more effective.

“Consumer-related issues affect us all irrespective of age.

"By mainstreaming them in the curriculum, we shall equip our young citizens with the requisite knowledge, skills and values to safeguard them from exploitation by unscrupulous business persons and organisations,” KICD Director Charles Ong’ondo stated.

KICD Announces New Junior Secondary School Syllabus.

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