Ruto: CBC will be streamlined to reduce strain on parents
President William Ruto has promised a thorough assessment of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), citing the need to lessen the load the new curriculum has placed on children, teachers, and parents.
Speaking to locals in Homa Bay after attending a fundraising church service at the African Inland Church, Ruto stated that CBC would be examined to ensure that parents do not suffer financially and are not required to do homework for students.
“Two days ago I created a special task force to look into CBC matters so that it can help our children. I hear you do homework late into the night, that will be reviewed,” Ruto said.
On Friday, Ruto gazetted a 49-member team to spearhead education reforms for the next six months. The team, led by Professor Raphael Munavu, will be entrusted with examining the country’s education system, which has recently come under fire.
The Committee will provide the President with a progress report every two months, as well as a final report at the end of the six months.
The committee will conduct a summative evaluation of the CBC, assess and recommend an appropriate structure for implementation, study all laws governing the basic education subsector, and make recommendations for review of these laws in order to address duplication, ambiguities, efficiency constraints, and improve linkages.
President William Ruto also assured Kenyans that no part of the country will be left out in terms of development. He said the Government in power was for all Kenyans irrespective of how they voted during the last General Election.
“I want to assure all Kenyans that this Government will serve them irrespective of how they voted during the last General Election,” said Ruto.
He also indicated that he will regard former President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as political elders and will ‘sort’ them out.
Ruto was accompanied by Eliud Owalo, former Migori governor Okoth Obado, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, PS Julius Jwan, and former Kisumu Senator Fred Outa, among others.
Migori Governor Gladys Wanga, skipped the president’s church services, claiming she was out of the county.
Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma also skipped the occasion, citing a ‘lack of means’ to the president’s function.