The National Parents Association has faulted the composition of CBC Review Task Force saying they were 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 for the task force would be achieved if the input of parents is missing.
“ It is unfortunate that no one from the national parents association members was picked to be part of the review team. We went through the formation of the task force issued,” he said.
Mr. David said that the input of individuals in higher education would not add the desired value to CBC compared to what those in basic education would have.
Secretary General NPA Mr Eskimos Kobia, was shocked on how the task force full of lecturers will meet the assumptions of parents.
“We noted 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 to primary and high school teachers,” said Mr. Kobia
He also added that the time line for review is not realistic and may not be feasible. Suggestions are to be tabled 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 and suggest a fitting structure to execute the CBC system as well as study laws controlling the basic education subsector.
The task force will study, asses and make suggestions on conceptualization and execution of key areas guiding the CBC.