CBC Shape up: See Ruto’s 42 Member Team to Review the CBC
CBC Shape up: See Ruto’s 42 Member Team to Review the CBC. President William Ruto has begun the route toward significant education reforms from primary school to university level.
This follows the appointment of a 42-member team, led by renowned educationist Prof Raphael Munavu, to collect views and propose radical changes that would affect the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), rethink middle-level training, and suggest changes to university education.
Kenyans will know in six months whether the CBC will remain the same or whether its implementation framework would change dramatically.
Ruto promised in his inaugural speech to organize a task team to enhance public input in order to streamline critical challenges in the implementation of CBC.
In a gazette notice published Wednesday, Ruto requested that the panel establish an appropriate structure for implementing the CBC. This means that the current way of rolling out the CBC under the 2-6-6-3 framework may change, and a completely new structure may be presented.
It also implies that the transition technique under the current implementation structure may be altered, as well as the location of Junior Secondary Education classrooms.
See Ruto’s 42 Member Team to Review the CBC
The committee has also been entrusted with reviewing and recommending modifications to the execution of features driving the competency-based approach, such as value-based education, community service learning, parental empowerment, and involvement.
The task force will include University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama, Kenyatta University Prof Paul Wainaina, former Moi University VC Prof David Some, church and private school representatives, award-winning teacher Peter Tabichi, and a slew of other education scholars.
Insiders say the absence of outspoken opponents of the CBC and representatives of teachers’ unions and associations reflects Ruto’s quest for a sober panel that would provide unbiased suggestions.
Competencies that are appropriate
Even though Ruto has permitted the team to co-opt other people with necessary skills, insiders say the remaining groups may only be allowed to submit memoranda.
Furthermore, just seven members of the previous task group, which was established by former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, have been included in the current committee, which, according to insiders, will provide insider information on why specific CBC implementation decisions were taken.
The group will also include seven secretaries from the Kenya National Examination Council, Teachers Service Commission, Ministry of Education, and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
The team will also be asked to review the framework for evaluations and examinations and offer comments on whether the current system will work.