Celebrated UK teacher advises ministry on curriculum rollout

A top primary school teacher in the United Kingdom (UK) Mr Shahed Ahmed O.B.E speaks at St Joseph’s Combined Academy in Oyugis town. (James Omoro, Standard)
A top United Kingdom teacher who was recently feted by the Queen says Kenya should not rush in implementing the new curriculum.

Shahed Ahmed, who was awarded the Order of the British Empire - one of Britain’s top royal honours - said curriculum review required extensive consultations before being implemented.

“The government should take time to consult stakeholders and put required resources in place. A curriculum impacts a lot on the lives of learners,” he said.

Ms Ahmed was among nine teachers from schools in the UK who have concluded a week-long education exchange programme with 16 schools in Kasipul and Kabondo in Homa Bay County.

The exchange programme, known as Connecting Classrooms, is a benchmarking partnership between Kenyan teachers and their counterparts in the United Kingdom

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