KNUT wants new education curriculum halted

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The Kenya National Union of Teachers has raised concern over the viability of the new education curriculum.

Union secretary General Wilson Sossion says the implementation of the new curriculum was unnecessarily rushed by the government and the recent survey on implementation progress has revealed that teachers are grappling with the new system.

The embattled teacher’s union chief Wilson Sossion appears to have rescinded his support for the new curriculum that is phasing out the 8-4-4 system.

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He said the competence based curriculum had failed in Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa.

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Addressing head teachers from Bomet County in Naivasha, Sossion said the new curriculum was rushed with teachers forced to adopt a system they had no idea about.

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Sossion observed there was need to halt the implementation process until such a time when proper consultations and training are carried out and requisite resources availed.

The unionist at the same time noted that the planned hiring of 80,000 teachers hangs in the balance as treasury had not approved the 26 billion shillings required to pay them.

Meanwhile, Samburu north MP   Alois Lentoimaga and nominated MP Dr. David Sankok are proposing that funds meant for the elderly and vulnerable groups in the  cash transfer program be disbursed through money transfer system as opposed to bank disbursements.

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The legislators who were part of a parliamentary taskforce that toured Samburu county said the current arrangement has left beneficiaries in dilemma having to trek for long distances to access financial institutions.

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