24 million books set for new curriculum
At least 24 million textbooks will be dispatched to public primary schools by March this year for Grades One to Three pupils.
So far, 12.5 million Early Grade Literacy (EGL) and numeracy textbooks for English, Kiswahili and Mathematics have been distributed.
The 10 million more books that will be distributed by March will cover Environmental Activities, Hygiene and Nutrition Activities, Christian Religious, Education, Hindu Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education and Movement and Creative Activities.
The books are aligned to the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) that is being rolled out in all this year.
Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang announced this yesterday when he made observed teaching and learning of CBC at Kieleeleni Primary School in Mbooni East Sub County, Makueni County.
According to Dr Kipsang, the new curriculum focuses on developing of skills and values deemed useful for individual pupils.
“We are keen to deliver a that is more child centered than it has been in the past,” he said.
The PS also opened a workshop on Early Grade Literacy (Tusome) programme for teachers in the county.
The PS was accompanied the Regional Coordinator for Education, Eastern Region, Margaret Lessuda, area County Director for Education, James Gachungi, Tusome programme Chief of Party , Salome Ong’ele and national coordinator, Musa Wambua.
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