KICD launches investigations into reports of sub-standard quality

Written By: Edward Kabasa
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The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) says it is investigating concerns that some textbooks allegedly being used in schools don’t meet set quality standards.

KICD says its attention was drawn to reports circulating in social media that mistakes had been identified in one of the textbooks currently being used to teach students in Secondary Schools.

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After spending the better part of Saturday responding to allegations that some textbooks being used in Secondary Schools were sub-standard, the Curriculum Developer says it is looking into the matter.

KICD has appealed to Kenyans not to generalize an error noted in one book to all the learning materials saying such a move causes unnecessary panic.

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The Institute says it was making all possible efforts to ensure required standards are met in all books approved for schools.

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The curriculum developer says the standards include quality of the cover pages, relevance of content to the curriculum, appropriateness of language used, layout and use of illustrations that enhance teaching and learning.

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Kenyans are in the meantime encouraged to report on any suspicions regarding any book being used in schools in the country to help maintain set education standards.

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