NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s new curriculum meets global education
standards, a government official said on Sunday.
director of Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD),
said an internal evaluation report indicated that the overall
quality of Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) implementation is
56 percent against the minimum global threshold of 50 percent.
deliberated by the multi-sectoral national steering committee
indicated satisfaction with the progress and that the
implementation is within the globally acceptable standards,” he
said in a statement.
Jwan noted that the
new curriculum will be implemented in phases and therefore the
teachers will be trained progressively as the implementation
moves to upper classes.
He said the
government plans to roll out the new curriculum from grade one
to grade three next year and that teachers teaching upper
classes have been asked to be patient and wait for their turn to
be taken through the new curriculum.
“This is an exciting
moment because topical issues affecting the country are being
addressed in the CBC,” he added.
Jwan said an
external evaluation is ongoing as a mandatory check to ensure
delivery of a quality curriculum.
“We are carrying out
external evaluation piloting to enable us generate comparative
findings on our state of preparedness for a full roll-out rather
than rely solely on an internal evaluation,” he said.
He said external
evaluation piloting looks at values as critical components of
society, soft skills that learners require to live harmoniously
and flexibility in learning through pathways in technical
training, arts, sciences, entrepreneurship and sports.
“Our emphasis is to
produce learners who have the ability to think beyond being a
job seeker to being an employer,” Jwan said.
cabinet secretary for education, said recently during a
curriculum national steering committee meeting that the
government will supply necessary curriculum support materials to
She said the
ministry will also step up the level of preparedness among
teachers through workshops.