CBC IMPLEMENTATION

Government calls for engagement between schools, parents on CBC assignments

CAS says parents cannot run away from their roles in aiding the learning process.

In Summary

• Education Chief Administrative Secretary Sarah Rutto on Tuesday said parents have a role to play in aiding the learning process of their children and they cannot run from it.

• Rutto called on engagement between school management and parents to ensure reasonable demands in issuing of assignments.

Education CS George Magoha at Hilton Hotel Nairobi during a consultative meeting between the Ministry of Education and Editors' Guild's stakeholders on the Competence-Based Curriculum on September 14, 2021.
Education CS George Magoha at Hilton Hotel Nairobi during a consultative meeting between the Ministry of Education and Editors' Guild's stakeholders on the Competence-Based Curriculum on September 14, 2021.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

The Education Ministry has challenged parents to embrace their role in their children's education.

Education Chief Administrative Secretary Sarah Rutto on Tuesday said parents have a role to play in aiding the learning process of their children and they cannot run from it.

"Some people have raised concern that how does an illiterate parent will help their children with their assignment but illiteracy is not synonymous to stupidity," Rutto said.

"You can sit and listen to your child read out, help them how you can."

She spoke in Nairobi Tuesday during an engagement to give an update on the progress of the CBC implementation.

Rutto however called on engagement between school management and parents to ensure reasonable demands in issuing of assignments.

Education CS George Magoha at the same time ordered schools to halt the demand for printing CBC content and instead project the content in the classroom.

Education CS George Magoha on Tuesday castigated those questioning whether CBC trained teachers are well equipped for the new curriculum.

On the issue of teacher training, 228,000 teachers in primary schools have already been trained on the CBC between 2019 and February 2021.

Teachers Service Commission representative Rueben Nthamburi said that the TSC is planning another round of training for 106,000 teachers as the last cohort of teachers in primary schools.

He further noted that the plan is to also ensure another 60,000 teachers will be trained to handle those transiting to Junior Secondary School in 2022.

Transition to secondary school will happen in 2023.

Basic Education PS, Julius Jwan noted that the CBC will be up for review after five years of implementation.

Edited by D Tarus