Gov’t suspends rollout of new curriculum

Written By: Jackie Wambiru
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The government has suspended the rollout of the competence based curriculum 2-6-3-3 pending and external evaluation of the preparedness in implementing the program.

This now means pupils in grade three who were undertaking the program on pilot basis will for now revert to the 8-4-4 system pending the outcome of a national conference on curriculum reforms.

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As Kenya works towards attaining education for the entire Cabinet Secretary for Education Amina Mohammed appearing before the senate education committee revealed the government had temporarily suspended the pilot phase of the 2-6-3-3 curriculum.

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Amina says the decision to suspend the rollout of the new curriculum was aimed at ensuring adequate preparation and teacher training.

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The government plans to undertake an audit so far and the new proposed curriculum would be rolled out after the ministry carry’s out a national stakeholder conference on curriculum reforms.

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An external evaluator is expected to issue findings that will guide conservations on implementation.

The new curriculum is learner based and nearly 20,000 teachers have been trained.

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