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Include all stakeholders in CBC task force, Kuppet urges Ruto

Chairman Omboko Milemba says they will only allow the final report that will accommodate everyone’s views.

In Summary
  • The lawmaker urged Kenyans to support the task force through public participation, to create a suitable curriculum for all.
  • Omboko said the entire debate on CBC will only have three outcomes, either to remove it, retain it as it’s or remodel it to fit the new development.
MP Omboko Milemba at Emuhaya CDF where he met secondary learners who reporting back to school this week.
MP Omboko Milemba at Emuhaya CDF where he met secondary learners who reporting back to school this week.
Image: MARTIN OMBIMA

Kuppet chairman Omboko Milemba has urged the government to include all stakeholders in the task force to be formed for CBC review.

Omboko said they will only accept the final report that will accommodate everyone’s views.

The lawmaker urged Kenyans to support the task force through public participation, to create a suitable curriculum for all.

Omboko said the entire debate on CBC will only have three outcomes: either to remove it, retain it as it’s or remodel it to fit the new development.

President William Ruto promised to establish a presidential task force to engage stakeholders on the controversial Competency Based Curriculum transition.

“To succeed, every education system must get the goodwill of all stakeholders including the government, teachers, learners and all sectors of society,” Omboko said on Tuesday.

The teachers’ unions are also worried that the legal battle looming between MPs and the Treasury over the disbursement of billions of shillings to the National Government Constituency Development Fund will affect the school fee payments

The Emuhaya MP said he had a hard time on Monday seeing off the over 10,000 students in high school that are under the constituency bursary programme.

He said if the programme is cut off it will cripple many learners.

Already the Supreme Court declared the Constituency Development Fund illegal and unconstitutional.

“We urge our president to intervene and allow the funds to be disbursed to enable us to pay school fees for the needy students,” Omboko said.

“Parents camped at my office expecting to get the bursary. The treasury has not disbursed the funds to help us in paying the bursaries.”

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

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