Kenyans from all the 47 counties have the opportunity to give their respective opinions on what needs to be done to improve the competency-based curriculum (CBC).
The Presidential Working Party on Education Reform on Friday, October 28 published a notice on Page 13 of The Standard Newspaper listing the venues across all the 47 counties where Kenyans can submit their views.
The views collection will start on Tuesday, November 1 and end on Friday, November 11, 2022. The exercise will be conducted between 8am and 4pm on the respective days.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Kwale County – Kwale High School
Taita Taveta County – CDF Hall Mwatate
Marsabit County – Moi Girls’ High School, Marsabit
Nyandarua County – Nyandarua High School
Turkana County – Lodwar Boys’ High School
Kericho County – Kericho Teachers’ Training College
Busia County – Lwanya Special Needs School
Migori County – Migori Teachers’ Training College
Mandera County – Mandera Secondary School
Samburu County – St. Irene Girls’ High School
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Mombasa County – Coast Girls’ High School
Makueni County – Makueni Boys’ High School
Nyeri County – Nyeri High School
Elgeyo Marakwet County – Tambach Teachers’ Training College
Bungoma County – St. Teresa’s Sio High School
Nyamira County – Sironga Girls’ High School
Homa Bay County – Homa Bay Boys’ High School
Friday, November 4, 2022
Isiolo County – Isiolo Girls’ High School
Wajir County – Wajir High School
Laikipia County – CDF Nanyuki
Monday, November 7, 2022
Kilifi County – St. Thomas Girls’ Secondary School
Kitui County – Kitui Multipurpose Hall
Kirinyaga County – Kerugoya Girls’ High School
Bomet County – Tenwek Boys’ High School
Trans Nzoia County – St. Monica Girls’ High School
Kakamega County – Kakamega High School
Kisii County – Kisii University
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Meru County – Meru Teachers’ Training College
Garissa County – NEP Girls’ Secondary School
Baringo County – KSG Baringo
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Lamu County – Mokowe Arid Zone Primary School
Embu County – the University of Embu
Murang’a County – Murang’a Teachers’ Training College
West Pokot County – Nasokol Girls’ Secondary School
Narok County – Ole Tipis Girls’ High School
Nandi County – Kapsabet Girls’ High School
Siaya County – Nyamira Girls’ High School, Bondo
Friday, November 11, 2022
Tana River County – Hola Primary School
Machakos County – Machakos Girls’ High School
Tharaka Nithi County – Chuka University
Kiambu County – Chania Boys’ High School
Uasin Gishu County – Uasin Gishu Mixed High School
Kajiado County – Umma University
Vihiga – Moi Vihiga Girls’ High School
Kisumu County – Kisumu Girls’ High School
Nairobi County – the Nairobi University
Nakuru County – Nakuru Girls’ High School
On September 30, 2022, President William Ruto appointed 42 members and seven secretaries to the Education reforms taskforce to review CBC progress.
This was 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 was selected as the chairperson of the 42-member taskforce set up by President Ruto.
Below is the full membership composition:
Prof. Raphael Munavu – Chairperson
Prof. David Some
Dr. Halima Saado Abdilahi
Dr. Ciriaka Gitonga
Dr. Edward Katue Nzinga
Robert Juma Wamalwa
Charles Kyalo Mutinda
Prof. Gitahi Kiama
Anthony Cheruiyot Sitienei
Bishop Geffrey Waweru Gichoki
Rev. Seline Chepngeno Ronoh
Prof. Laila Abubakar
Daniel Otieno Randa
John Kamiti Munyua
Prof. Paul Wainaina
Margaret W Chege
Prof. James Kanya
Prof. Wiston Akala
Peter Mokaya Tabichi
Augusta Mwihaki Muthigani
Prof. Peter Barasa
Dr. Ahmed Yussuf
Prof. Hassan Mwakimako
Lynette Mwende Ndile
Dr. Wilson Kogo
Prof. Stephen Mbugua Ngari
Dr. Richard Githinji
Prof. Collins Odote
Dr. Jane Imbunya
Dr. Jerono P. Rotich
Bernard Kariuki Njoroge
Prof. Peter Njenga Keiyoro
The taskforce has 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 was given a six-month mandate by President Ruto in a Gazette Notice dated September 30, 2022.
The taskforce is 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 is also expected to assess the examination framework and the quality assurance and standards framework.
The 49 members of the group were also tasked to review and recommend a governance and financing framework for TVET training and development, university education, research and training.
The team was directed to brief President Ruto on the progress of their reviews after every two months.