KNUT hails decision to suspend new curriculum

Written By: Samson Kitavi
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The Kenya National Union of Teachers has hailed the decision by the government to suspend implementation of the 2-6-3-3 curriculum.

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KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion hit out at the education ministry for failing to consult widely before rolling out the system dealing a blow to learners.

At the same time the teachers are objecting to the planned deductions towards affordable housing calling for more consultations.

KNUT from the onset opposed the rollout says the suspension of the curriculum offers a window for intense consultations and data based analysis on the implications to the education system.

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The union through its Secretary General Wilson Sossion accused the government of turning a deaf ear to education stakeholders.

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The union holding its 61st annual delegation conference at the Bomas of Kenya also faulted the government for channeling it resources to private schools.

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The meeting at one point turned rowdy after the delegates booed down Principal Secretary in the State Department for Housing Charles Kamau when he tried to popularize the government’s ambitious housing project under the Big 4 agenda.

The delegates will Friday elect new leaders to replace those who have already retired such as Chairman Mudzo Nzili among others.

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Cabinet Secretary for Education Amina Mohammed appearing before the senate on Monday education committee revealed the government had temporarily suspended the pilot phase of the 2-6-3-3 curriculum.

This means pupils in grade three who were undertaking the program on pilot basis will for now revert to the 8-4-4 system pending the outcome of a national conference on curriculum reforms.

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