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Magoha dismisses CBC critics, says it's best system for Kenya

Minister says new curriculum has made parents more alert to what their children are learning.

In Summary
  • Th education boss said government and parents have put more efforts it succeed and results are being realised from the exams that learners have been taking under the system.
  • Magoha said CBC is the best model for developing countries like Kenya.
Education CS George Magoha speaking to journalists in Limuru on February 9
Education CS George Magoha speaking to journalists in Limuru on February 9
Image: GEORGE MUGO

Education CS George Magoha has told off politicians and other individuals criticising the Competence Based Curriculum.

Magoha said CBC is the best model for developing countries like Kenya.

He said CBC has so far made parents more alert to what their children are learning.

Th education boss said government and parents have put more efforts to succeed and results are being realised from the exams that learners have been taking under the system.

He cautioned individuals who are criticising the system, saying parents have not complained.

He asked parents to ignore critics since the government had embraced  the model which replaced the 8-4-4 system.

"When you hear people saying that we are not prepared, do not listen to them. We are prepared and we are doing what is expected of us to see the end results," Magoha said.

"CBC has opened our children to be more creative. It teaches our children to think," he added. 

However, the said he does not wish to engage in answering critics, saying he concentrating on working on his assignments.

“I am not here to respond to any politician, that is not my mandate. I’m here to do the assignment that I was given by the President. I cannot name persons,” he said.

Magoha spoke at Umoja Secondary School in Tigoni, Limuru subcounty, Wednesday, when he visited to open a CBC classroom.

He was accompanied by Ministry of Education officials and Limuru deputy county commissioner Charles Mukele.

Magoha noted that government had done over 70 percent of CBC classrooms for junior secondary.

He also cautioned teachers on demanding parents to pay tuition fees, saying the government had spent a lot of money on free primary and  secondary education.

Magoha noted that there were some teachers with a tendency of asking parents for extra money.

He asked parents to report such teachers to police station adding that his office will do follow up.

Kenya Kwanza politicians Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula, criticised the CBC saying it giving parents a lot of stress owing to the many requirements it comes with.

They promised to scrap it once they assume the leadership of this country.

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