KICD dismisses claims that Competency Based Curriculum is expensive


The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has dismissed claims that the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) is expensive, as the government procures books for learning in public institutions. 

Responding to claims that parents are being asked to purchase a lot of learning materials for the new CBC curriculum, the KICD Chief Executive Officer, Professor Charles Ong’ondo said CBC does not prescribe a long list of learning materials to support curriculum delivery in schools as teachers are expected to select the most appropriate course books from the approved ones.

In a press statement sent to newsrooms, the CEO said given the prevailing economic circumstances, it is unfair for school heads to demand that parents buy all the books that publishers bring forward.

He added that schools could purchase a few of the books as reference materials by teachers and not necessarily as books that pupils must have in class.



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