MPs Take to CBC Curriculum to be scrapped
MPs Take to CBC Curriculum to be scrapped. Kenyan legislators have urged the government to either quickly address the CBC’s many problems or completely disband it.
Mps stopped conducting business in houses on February 21, 2023.
They had to talk about important issues that had impeded the CBC curriculum’s implementation, which had just begun six months earlier.
According to Hon. Nyakerario Mayaka, a candidate for the seat, connecting local schools to CBC is difficult because they are not connected;
electricity, internet accessibility, and computer availability.
Tim Kipchumba, a Marwakwet West legislator “CBC ought to be eliminated.
Most intelligent parents this year, particularly prominent government officials, have enrolled their kids in overseas schools that do not adhere to the CBC curriculum.A disaster of epic proportions is CBC.
A resolution to urge the government to solve the numerous difficulties this new educational system is currently encountering has been passed by the MPs.
Mps regret that CBC has expanded the class gap between students from disadvantaged origins and those from affluent ones.
With this, the mps have urged the Ministry of Education to either create the necessary facilities, particularly for JSS, or completely abolish CBC and switch to the 8-4-4 it replaced.
Almost 200,000 students had yet to enroll in junior secondary school, according to Ezekiel Machogu, the Education Cabinet Secretary, who made the announcement on February 15, 2023. (JSS). This occurred because their parents were restricting them.
Kenya’s educational system has advanced significantly over time.
Both the number of children attending school and the rate of dropouts have increased across the nation. The CBC’s implementation has, however, presented serious difficulties.
Significant obstacles facing CBC
The CBC’s current implementation demands a lot of resources, including human, material, and financial ones.
Under the Kenyan school system, however, there are issues such as; poor facilities, insufficient teachers, and lack of funding.
Critical areas that have not been seriously addressed.One of the major issues preventing the CBC’s implementation in Kenya at the moment is a lack of funding.
Compared to private schools, the teacher-to-student ratio is often alarming in public schools.It is regrettable that several public schools still haven’t started instructing JSS students.
A new method of teaching and learning is necessary for CBC, and this method calls for teacher training.
Sadly, the Kenyan government has not given teachers enough training to adequately deliver the CBC.
Also, there is a teacher deficit, which makes it difficult to effectively apply the CBC.