Govt to launch county dialogues on new curriculum

The Ministry will launch countrywide county dialogues on the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) implementation to enable all citizens to make suggestions on ways to keep improving on our delivery, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Prof. George Magoha has said.

Prof. Magoha said the Government will continue making consultations with stakeholders as it implements the Curriculum Reform Process,

He said the National Education Conference where stakeholders participated was one of the series of engagements among many that the government has held to secure input into the Reform process, popularly known as Competence Based Curriculum (CBC).

Prof. Magoha made the remarks during the launch of the training for education officers on Competency Based Curriculum and National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) at Murang’a High School Monday.

The Five day training targets over 1,400 officers and drawn from the Ministry, the Teachers Service Commission, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development and the Kenya National Examinations Council across the country.

The Cabinet Secretary thanked the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for financing the CBC training of teachers and other personnel involved in the implementation of the reform process.

Prof. Magoha said that the government will be able to account for all the money it disburses to schools under the Free Primary and Free Day Secondary Education programmes once NEMIS is complete.

The Ministry of Education has under NEMIS been able to collect information of every learner and provides the sector a reliable ground to make decisions affecting learners and institutions.

For the first time this Calendar year, the Ministry disbursed the Free Day Secondary Education funds through the NEMIS unlike in the past when the Ministry relied on the information principals of secondary schools provided

Earlier, the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Dr.Belio Kipsang said that the Ministry will, from the next year, send Free Primary Education funds to primary school accounts through the NEMIS.

He said the government will leverage on the technology to optimize on its capacity.

Dr. Kipsang, asked education officials to ensure that schools are making good use of the teaching and learning opportunities Digital Learning Programme had created.


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