The National Parents Association has criticized the composition of the CBC Review Task Force, which says it was not included in the task force appointed by President Ruto.
David, NPA chairman, wondered how parental involvement, which is one of the key terms of reference of the task force would be achieved if the input of parents is missing.
“It is unfortunate that none of the members of the national parent association were selected for the review team. We’ve gone through issuing task force training,” he said.
Mr. David said that the input of people in higher education would not add the desired value to the CBC compared to what people in basic education would have.
Secretary General NPA, Mr. Eskimos Kobia, was shocked by the way the working group filled with lecturers will respond to parents’ hypotheses.
We noticed that most of the task force members are lecturers and vice chancellors. I’m wondering if they know anything about basic education. I feel they should handle and focus on issues affecting tertiary institutions and leave basic education affairs for primary and high school teachers,” said Mr. Kobia.
Mr. Kobia, about the assessment on CBC, also added that the timeline for review is not realistic and may not be feasible. The suggestions are to be tabled due next year yet Grade Six Learners are set to Do their KPSEA November and by January they will be in junior high.
The task force, chaired by Prof Raphael Munavu will assess ,suggest on the conceptualization and a fitting structure to execute the CBC system as well as study laws controlling the basic education subsector.
The Working Group comprising of the task force appointed by the president Dr. William Ruto will review, assess and make suggestions on the conceptualization and execution of key areas that guide the CBC.