The Ministry of Education has laid out how it will undertake cost-effective measures to guarantee that the transition to the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) goes smoothly.

 

 

 

 

Fatuma Chege, Principal Secretary of the State Department for Curriculum Reforms, told the media that the ministry’s goal is to rationalize existing infrastructure and resources in order to satisfy the CBC curriculum’s criteria.

 

 

 

She stated that schools with a lower student population would share facilities with schools with excess classrooms that are near by. The schools would be consolidated in other circumstances.

Prof Fatuma Chege has been appointed as a Principal Secretary in the newly constituted State Department for Curriculum Reforms by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Prof Fatuma Chege has been appointed as a Principal Secretary in the newly constituted State Department for Curriculum Reforms by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

PSCU.This would be accomplished by using the Global Positioning System (GPS) to check the schools’ closeness.

 

“GPS will be utilized to determine whether or not primary schools are in close proximity; in this case, some of them may be merged to maximize the usage of primary school infrastructure while simultaneously establishing a secondary school using the other institution.”

“This means that the government will only invest in secondary school infrastructure,” she explained.

 

 

 

Furthermore, schools in the vicinity of technical institutions would be permitted to use the workshops for their projects, thereby saving money.

 

 

 

 

” Recommendations will be provided that will demonstrate cost-effectiveness and resource logic based on the fact that the Terms Of Reference were implemented well,” she explained.

 

 

A sector of education stakeholders has reacted negatively to the CBC curriculum due to its high cost and complexity.

Education CS, on the other hand, George Magoha recently defended the CBC, claiming that the new system will assist students gain competence in their chosen industries as well as become more effective at work.

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