Taking the burden of parents and KBK will be good
Principal of Western Kenya College, Bungoma County, expert Omar Mabonga said the Competency Based Curriculum is the best curriculum so far.
He said the Competence Based Curriculum should be seriously considered by a task force appointed by President William Ruto to ensure that everyone is accommodated.
In an interview with at his office on Friday, Mabonga stressed that the focus should be on parenting. He said, the parents should not be burdened with the implementation so that the CBC can work well without many complaints from stakeholders.
“CBC is the best curriculum that the Cabinet Secretary for Education has tried to implement in Kenya. The task force appointed by President William Ruto should be used to improve but not eliminate it,” he said.
Mabonga also commended President Ruto for appointing a task force to review the new curriculum and get input from all education stakeholders.
“The task force must go around the country and get the views of every stakeholder so that we are on the same page before making a final decision.”
Meanwhile, the principal commended the Ministry of Education for approving his institution and licensing it to offer a diploma course in primary teacher education.
“We have heard many reforms in the education sector, many problems have been solved in this sector. “I am happy that the college has been approved and is moving forward to receive a diploma in elementary school teacher education,” said Mabonga, calling on all private universities in the country to meet the requirements Ministry of Education and Culture to ensure public benefits.
He said, the entry requirements for the current elementary school teacher education diploma are C ( plain) in English, Kiswahili and mathematics, one science subject and one art.
“Before getting this certificate, we faced many challenges as a private university. “I ask my colleagues in universities to comply with the requirements of the ministry and produce first-class professionals who are suitable for the job market and will help the country,” he said.
He said he is ready to meet all the requirements of the CBC to ensure the success of the college.