The General Secretary of the Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Francis Atwoli has made twelve recommendations on the future of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) for the reform of the President’s Labor Party.
COTU said in a statement on December 7 that it supports the scrapped 8-4-4 curriculum. The Union stated that the proposed 2-6-6-3 formation in the CBC was not correct for any reason.
“We believe that we should not dismantle the 8-4-4 structure, especially if changes in the curriculum can be accommodated in the structure.
Besides that, the core component of the CBC curriculum should only strengthen the 8-4-4 curriculum,” he said.
To answer the challenges in our country’s education system, COTU has proposed to increase the funds sent to the institution.
“To encourage the rebuilding of local schools to increase awareness of education so that children do not have to go far to seek education.
COTU says the government has failed to understand the philosophy behind the development of Indigenous schools in Australia.
To increase productivity, Atwoli called on the Ministry of Education to invest in teacher recruitment, training and evaluation.
The commerce chief said that the student-teacher ratio of about 56:1 would make CBC difficult to implement. The maximum student-teacher ratio allowed by CBC is 20:1.
A market and economic analysis should be done by President William Ruto to ascertain whether the current economic and political climate is beneficial to CBC institutions without placing a financial burden on parents and other stakeholders.
United states that the government should strengthen universities to build important skills and knowledge, such as communication and information technology, which are taught as a common unit for all students.
COTU recommends that the structure of university education be shifted to competency-based education.
However, the president of the union continued the need to develop partnerships between universities to guarantee work experience and job opportunities for students.
Atwoli also asked universities to improve documentation to monitor the progress of graduates.
“Universities should offer and encourage training programs and encourage students to study in research and as teachers,” COTU said.
“Organizations should try to develop key skills such as ICT skills, numeracy and literacy skills, decision-making skills, communication skills and industry-specific skills to improve their employability through the curriculum,” he said. .
In addition, universities are required to adopt online courses and retain top graduates to help in various industries.