Implementation of CBC has faced several challenges and at the moment there is a case in court barring its implementation.
Today the National Parents Association have declared their interest to be included in the case that is in court. The chairman of the National Parents Association said that they have b engaged in all the discussions about the CBC implementation and to him, it is a good system that needs to be adopted.
Nicholas Maiyo is concerned about the direction or fate of the learners who are currently using the new curriculum if the court rules that the new curriculum be abolished. Lower primary right from ECD to grade five are currently using the new curriculum.
The old system 8-4-4 system is being phased out with only three classes which are classes 6,7 and 8 in primary school using this curriculum. In comparison to the new curriculum, few pupils in primary are currently using the old curriculum of the 8-4-4 system.
Right from the beginning when the KICD was developing the new curriculum, NPA was involved and even during the development of the parental engagement and empowerment manual the association was fully involved, added Mr Maiyo.
Mr Maiyo stated that ten million plus parents whose children are in public schools are in support of the new curriculum. However, since the case has been filled in court barring its implementation as the National Parents Association will let the judicial follow its course.
According to Maiyo Mr Havi Nelson should have consulted with the National Parents Association before filing the case in court. But since the case has been filled already, he urges that the association be involved so that they can shed a light on the matter.
The association acting on behalf of the thousands of parents whose children are in public schools wishes to be enjoined in the case to exactly declare their stand concerning the CBC.
The main concern for the association and parents at large is for their children to obtain the best in their academic pursuits. For this to be achieved anyone will go the extra mile to protect the dreams of these children and ensure that the objective is attained.