The Secretary General applauded President William Ruto for forming a task force to go around the country and collect views on the CBC implementation, noting that KNUT views were aired by all representatives from the entire country
Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Collin Oyuu has said that nobody should interfere with the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). The SG argues that the government should heavily invest in the CBC saying that it’s one of the best curriculums Kenya needs to adopt fully.
The Unionist noted that the new curriculum was at first rejected by the KNUT because it was implemented at the wrong time. “At inception, KNUT rejected the CBC because we wanted everything to be put in place to help in the implementation and adoption of the new curriculum,” Oyuu stated. He said that on 13/March/2019, KNUT conducted research and the findings were that teachers were not prepared to carry out the CBC, the schools did not have adequate infrastructures to accommodate learners and the teacher training on the CBC was equally inadequate.
The KNUT Secretary General applauded President William Ruto for forming a task force to go around the country and collect views on the CBC implementation noting that KNUT views were aired by all the KNUT representatives in the entire country. He noted that the KNUT view was equally common in the entire country and it is that CBC should not be scrapped; instead the government should fully fund it.
“What we are asking the government is that let it fully fund the CBC and remove the burden from the parents,” Oyuu said. Mr Oyuu noted that KNUT conducted another research and the findings were that grades 7,8 and 9 should be accommodated in the primary section as the secondary schools lack enough infrastructures to accommodate the learners adding that the CBC classrooms that were built by former education CS George Magoha are fully occupied due to the 100 per cent transition. No changes should be made now on the CBC implementation rather than the government funding it.
The Unionist noted he is determined to bring a lot of reforms in the education sector. He also said that teachers who were affected by the delocalization will come back to their working stations by January next year. He added that KNUT is also focused on working with the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to address teachers’ promotions.
By Brown Wafula