It was all systems go for the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) roll-out for Grade Four, as learning resumed for the first term of the school.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha (pictured), who made impromptu visits to three primary schools in Gatundu South, Kiambu County, where he inspected the distribution of materials for Grade Four learners, said 99 per cent of textbooks had reached public primary schools countrywide.
The CS, who interacted with pupils when he attended an agriculture lesson at Gatundu Primary School, said he was satisfied with the distribution of the books.
“I can confirm that each pupil has a book, which means more children are being empowered," said the CS.
He said only Turkana County had suffered hitches in distribution of the Grade Four textbooks and other learning materials that were purchased by government, and that this was due to floods that had rendered the roads impassable.
Prof Magoha cautioned school heads against increasing fees, and urged for their patience as the government finalises the process of releasing funds.
The CS, who sat in class all through a CRE lessons at Motomo, Agriculture at Gatundu and English lesson at Kimunyu Primary School praised the CBC for its ability to capture the pupils' attention.
Teachers and pupils were caught unaware at Motomo Primary School, where Magoha made his first stop as he found that books had not been distributed and were still in the store. The teacher had to teach CRE without a single book.
At Gatundu Primary there was further confusion as the CS headed straight to Grade Four classes and found pupils without books and others without chairs.
At Kimunyu Primary, his last stop, the CS commended the Head Teacher Margaret Kibe for going a step further by having the textbooks covered.
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