KICD Loses Authority to Purchase CBC Textbooks to New Body
KICD Loses Authority to Purchase CBC Textbooks to New Body. According to a report submitted to President Ruto by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms (PWPER), the Kenya Curriculum Development Institute (KICD) will be replaced in terms of producing and distributing textbooks by the School Equipment Production Unit (SEPU). enroll in a public school
As a result, KICD will focus solely on two tasks: preparing lesson plans and reviewing manuscripts for book publishers. Procurement efforts, on the other hand, will be overseen by SEPU.
The PWPER report also suggests revamping SEPU and renaming it the Schools’ Teaching and Learning Materials Centre (SLIMC) to better reflect its expanded role.
“(SLIMC) shall establish itself in the Education Constitution and broaden its purview to encompass the provision and distribution of teaching and learning resources; This responsibility should be entrusted to organized September,” according to PWPER.
According to the article, SLIMC, which is in charge of content development, provides top-notch training to digital content publishers and creators. This job is presently held by KICD.
The SLIMC includes representatives from the Department of Basic Education, KICD, Kenya National Examinations Council, Kenya Teacher Training College, National Treasury, and the Private Schools Association.
There have been discussions at all educational levels regarding increasing funding for foundational education per student. As a result, SLIMC has more say over instructional resource budgets, including books.
The cost of pre-primary education is 1,125 shillings, primary education is 1,808 shillings, middle school is 5,826 shillings, and high school is 7,844 shillings.
The PWPER report also recommends changes to the maximum number of approved books that the government may give as school supplies.
KICD typically selects one book for each subject based on technical rating and pricing.
Ensure that all public schools have access to the top two KICD-evaluated textbooks, and expand KICD’s capacity to manufacture textbooks in areas where textbook businesses do not operate.
Ruto’s Education Reforms Taskforce developed a new unit to replace KICD’s textbook purchase.