CBC hailed for its role in teaching crucial skills

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PP1 pupils at Aga khan Nursery school assist each other in planting and watering a seedling in a greenhouse during the school's Science Fair on Climate change.[Gideon Maundu,Standard]

The Competency-Based Curriculum has been hailed for its role in moulding children in their formative years so as to make them dependable members of society.

The fruits of CBC were evident yesterday during the Moi Educational Centre’s pre-school graduation ceremony in Nairobi that was attended by among other dignitaries the school Director Doris Moi.

Chief guest, Dr Ann Maina, an expert in human resources, lauded teachers for the amazing work of teaching and guiding the 184 children in the three years, since they joined the school. The learners are now proceeding to Grade 1.

“I’m amazed at the outstanding things teachers have done in shaping these children. This reflects the hard work that was laid down since this institution started,” noted Dr Maina.

She said that CBC is rich in knowledge and intelligence and will impart crucial skills in the learners.

Maina lauded the Moi Educational Centre for putting up adequate facilities that supports the curriculum, which she said has given learners an enabling environment for them to become holistically developed individuals.

At the same time, parents have been asked to create quality time for their children and avoid creating unnecessary demand on their children as this will compromise their performance. She encouraged parents to nurture their children without putting undue pressure on them on academic excellence at the expense of values like discipline, compassion, respect, resilience and accountability among others.

Christopher Opuodho, the school’s principal added: “This is a very important occasion in calendar of this school. We sincerely thank the parents and guardians for trusting us with their children even during the challenging pandemic period.”

This week, the school held its first ever exhibition where the children showcased their talents and skills in line with CBC, citing that the school is working towards being a talent development centre.

He added that teachers at the institution have been trained on CBC and recently completed reading skills, a training targeting teachers for the junior learners. Another training session has been planned for the senior classes.

“In line with this, we are in the process of developing a strategic plan for CBC in a couple of months. We are also developing a quality assurance department in the school to be in line in the competency-based curriculum. The school is aiming to be one of the best learning institutions in this region”.

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