Magoha Breaks Silence On Politician’s Plan To Scrap CBC After August Elections.
Prof George Magoha, Cabinet Secretary for Education, has now revealed the fate of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) following the August 9 General Election.
On Wednesday, February 9, after touring St Mary’s Mukunike High School in Kagundo Machakos, Magoha stated that the Ministry of Education and stakeholders will be pleased if the syllabus implementation continues.
The CS warned against politicizing the curriculum, arguing that it is learner-centred and best suited to the country’s education system.
He expressed concern that any plans to scrap the curriculum would have an impact on parents and students, as well as reverse the significant investment made by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration in its implementation.
“I want to assure that we have carried out own children through all the education levels as contained in CBC and they are sitting for their exams in less than a year. Do you think these people will allow you to mess up with their education? Magoha posed.
"Talk to Kenyan mothers they will tell you how good CBC is because I have been stopped by people telling me the success stories of CBC.”
Explaining his intention to leave when President Uhuru’s term expires, Magoha stated that it would be best if the next government continued with the implementation of CBC.
“I want to leave with him (President Uhuru) but when the new government comes hope they will make the right choices. I would want my granddaughter to go through CBC,” Magoha stated.
Kenya Kwanza Promise To Scrap Off CBC To End Confusion
His remarks come after some Kenya Kwanza leaders hinted at abolishing CBC if the faction wins power in the upcoming elections.
Speaking at a political rally alongside Deputy President William Ruto, Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi stated that CBC was implemented in haste, which is why they intend to repeal it once their coalition takes power.
“The controversial Competence-Based-Curriculum of education will be scraped once the Ruto/Mudavadi government takes power in August,” Mudavadi reiterated his comments through a social media post shared on Sunday February 6.
Magoha stated that security officers will be deployed to volatile areas in preparation for the country’s national examinations, which are scheduled for March, and also assured parents that no candidate will be denied access to the exams.
He also revealed that 700 classrooms have been built across the country in preparation for the CBC transition.
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Magoha Breaks Silence On Politician’s Plan To Scrap CBC After August Elections