President William Ruto has appointed 42 members and seven secretaries to the Education reforms taskforce to review CBC progress.
This is in fulfilment of his pledge to have the suitability of the competency-based-curriculum evaluated.
Under the CBC programme, learners spend two years in pre-primary, six years in primary (Grades 1-6), three years in junior secondary (Grades 7,8,9), three years in senior secondary (Grades 10,11,12) and three years in university.
Unlike the 8-4-4 system that was said to be theory-heavy, CBC focuses on equipping a learner with technical, artistic and scientific skills that enables him or her to be hands-on.
Scientist Prof. Raphael Munavu will chair the 42-member taskforce set up by President Ruto.
The taskforce will also have seven secretaries, including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Dr. David Njegere.
The other six secretaries are Dr. Elyas Addi, Patita Tingoi, Prof. Jackson Too, Dr. Reuben Nthamburi Mugwuku, Richard Miano and Eunice Gachoka.
The team will be in place for six months, said President Ruto in a Gazette Notice dated Friday, September 30, 2022.
The taskforce will be expected to, among others, undertake summative evaluation of the competency-based-curriculum and assess and recommend an appropriate structure to implement the competency-based-curriculum.
The Prof. Munavu-led taskforce will also assess the examination framework and the quality assurance and standards framework.
The 49 members of the group have also been tasked to review and recommend a governance and financing framework for TVET training and development, university education, research and training.
The team will be briefing President Ruto on the progress of their reviews after every two months.