ECD teachers blame new curriculum for confusion in Schools

Written By: Hunja Macharia
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Early childhood education teachers from Taita Taveta County have decried the lack of reference books saying it’s making their work difficult.

Early Childhood Education is a devolved function yet some County Governments have failed to provide the necessary infrastructures to make it a success.

The new challenge comes after the introduction of the new ECD teaching curriculum by the Ministry of Education.

Teachers from the County now say the new curriculum has caused a lot of confusion among pupils saying most of them don’t get time to read and write.

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Speaking in Mbololo the ECD teachers led by Ms. Faith Mlamba said there has been complaints from parents and teachers as most of the pupils cannot read and write under the new curriculum program.

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She said the new curriculum doesn’t give pupils a chance to compete among themselves compared with the old curriculum.

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The ECD teachers now have appealed to the County Government to seek a way forward from the Ministry of Education on the availability of reference books.

This even as, parents have expressed their happiness to the County Government for supplying the ECD Units with mattress for the pupils to rest after taking lunch.

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The County Government is funding the construction of more ECD Classrooms and employing of more teachers.

Kaloleni MCA Hon. Omar Ahmed has also requested the County Government to consider special unit pupils in ECD classes by providing a favorable environment for them to learn.

 

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