Some Parents Oppose Fight Against Competency-based Curriculum (CBC) By Some Politicians Saying That The Fight Must Stop.
A section of education stakeholders now says that the CBC is better than 8.4.4 systems of education and therefore should not be abolished.
Led by Nicolas Maiyo, president of the Kenya National Parents Association, they say that the CBC is better than 8-4-4 as children do practicals.
“If we compare 844 and CBC, our children are better off because they are independent because they work on their own without supervision. This is the best course and should not be scrapped,” Mayo said.
He was concerned that if the next government abolished the CBC, it would reverse the gains from its implementation.
“We better adopt the CBC because KCPE’s more than 600,000 candidates typically fall below D,” Mio said.
Kenya National Union of Teachers Eldoret West Branch Kipchumba Arusi said CBC is here to stay. They only needed to make some changes to make it more effective.
“CBC needs to be refined but it should not be completely abolished. The revision should be seen after the survey is done to know where is the problem,” he said, noting that there are nine stages in the development of any curriculum. Piloting was the stage the government had skipped.
Some politicians have suggested that the new system should be dropped because it was costly.