CS Magoha praises President Ruto for not abolishing CBC
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has applauded President William Ruto’s decision not to abolish CBC, stating that Kenyans now have the opportunity to provide feedback on how to improve the curriculum.
Speaking at the KNUT post-World Teachers Day celebrations in Kirinyaga, the CS stated that nothing in the world is flawless and that the CBC taskforce formed to look into the curriculum will aid in the system’s improvement.
“I want to thank President Ruto for ensuring that CBC is going nowhere, that it is going to be revised and looked into. That is an intellectual talking,” Magoha said.
The CS, on the other hand, was eager to point out that parental involvement in learning is crucial in eradicating the myth that some parents are illiterate and that all parents have something to offer.
Concerning national examinations, the CS stated that the last three examinations would begin in November, and that the President has committed the availability of funding to ensure that the results are issued by January, paving the way for the resumption of the regular school calendar in January.
KNUT secretary general Collins Oyuu stated that the union is excited to have representatives on CBC, claiming that they have been conducting study since 2019 and have a proposal to improve the system.
The SG also stated that they are anticipating the hiring of 58,000 more teachers, as promised by the Kenya Kwanza administration, to help bridge the teacher shortage.
Local leaders led by Kirinyaga Senator Kamau Murango said that the national assembly will be ready to implement laws that will ensure the improvement of the teachers welfare and education standards in the country.