President Ruto gazettes 49-member taskforce to spearhead education reforms

President William Ruto has today September 30, gazetted a 49-member team to spearhead education reform for the next six months.

The 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner Peter Mokaya Tabichi is among the appointees.

Professor Raphael Munavu will be the Chairperson of the team tasked with evaluating the country’s education system which has come under sharp criticism in recent times.

The Committee will furnish the President with a report on their progress every two months, and a final report at the end of the term.

President Ruto has granted the committee powers to invite and consider views from sector stakeholders and members of the public, hold such a number of meetings in the places and at such times as it shall consider necessary for the proper discharge of its functions, and regulate its own procedure.

On basic education the committee will cause and undertake summative evaluation of competency based curriculum, CBC, assess and recommend an appropriate structure to be implemented,  study all laws governing the basic education subsector and make recommendations for review of these legislations with a view to addressing duplication, ambiguities, efficiency constraints and improving linkages.

They will also study the access to CBC, the assessment and examination frameworks and the teacher education, training for both preservice and in-service, deployment and the technology for curriculum delivery, improved learning outcomes, and education management.

In tertiary and university education, the President is tasking the team to review and recommend governance and financing
framework for TVET training and development, university education, research, and training.

“They will recommend a framework of operationalizing the National Open University of Kenya and a framework on Open, Distance and E-line learning (ODEL) and review and recommend legislation to facilitate amalgamation of HELB, TVET and University Funding Boards with a view of harmonizing and merging all tertiary education funding entities,” Ruto said in the Gazette notice.

 

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