CBC task force set up to review the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) and has issued a clarification of leaked preliminary report of its findings on the the education system.
As per to a statement issued on Sunday, November 20, Ministry of Education flagged the report as fake and urged stakeholders as well as learners and their parents to disregard it.
Part of the report claimed that the task force, which was set up by President William Ruto, desregarded the new education system; 2-6-3-3-3.
Earlier CBC system was designed to let learners spend 17 years in the education system: two years in pre-Primary Level, six years in Primary, three years in Junior Secondary, three years in senior secondary and three years in tertiary.
But then the fake the recommended for a newly designed system 2-6-2-4-3 where learners would spend two years in pre-Primary Level, six years in Primary, two years in Junior Secondary, four years in senior secondary and three years in tertiary.
Part of the fake report read , “After collecting views from stake holders and the public, the working party has published a preliminary report.
“CBC task force has recommended 2-6-2-4-3 to replace the initial 2-6-3-3-3 system of education,” read the fake report.
The preliminary report also recommended that Junior Secondary School (JSS) be domiciled in the existing primary schools arguing that learners, aged between 13 and 14 years, were too young to transition to high schools and may be bullied by the older students.
Additional reasons for JSS being domiciled in primary schools were for full utilisation of existing infrastructure in primary schools and that primary school teachers were apt and aware in handling the needs of the learners.
counterparts in secondary schools were conditioned to attending to more self reliant learners.
In addition, the recommendation featured in the leaked document were recruitment of more transfer of employment of pre-primary teachers to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) from the counties as well as internet provision in all learning institution.
After an analysis by President William Ruto, the recommendations would then be gradually rolled out publicly.
The report is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament in a week’s time.