Government to pilot new education curriculum

By KBC Reporter
Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has said the government intends to pilot a new curriculum it is preparing before its implementation across the country,.
Speaking during a breakfast meeting for Parliament’s Departmental Committee on Education, Research and Technology at a Nairobi hotel Dr. Matiang’i said that the government will also ensure that it determines the cost of the new curriculum before it embarks on its implementation.
“We will be careful, focused and measured,” the CS said, noting that the government was keen on ensuring that nothing goes wrong during the implementation.
The Cabinet Secretary said that the government would prepare the teachers to enable them to provide a competence based education that the curriculum will embody.
He said the government will establish a Kenya School of Education, modeled along the same tenets as the Kenya School of government, to provide continuous professional development t for teachers in management of education as a foundation of knowledge and skills.
He said the curriculum reform seeks to identify and nurture the talents and abilities of every child to address and match the skills and knowledge they require with the dynamics of the knowledge based market that a modern and industrializing world.
The Director of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Dr. Julius Jwan, said reform was necessitated by the need to create an educational experience that produce an engaged, empowered and ethical citizen out of the learners.
The Chairperson Departmental Committee on education, Research and Technology, Sabina Chege lauded the initiative saying it will address some of the challenges the country faces in the education sector.
She commended the incorporation of values in the curriculum saying it will impart in the learners patriotism which was not properly addressed in the country’s political culture.


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