Ensure Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) is affordable
Nandi County political leaders have urged the Ministry of Education to ensure Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) is affordable and accessible to everybody.
While speaking in Nandi Hills, Senator Samson Cherargei complained that the new curriculum is too expensive and the burden of bearing the cost has been placed squarely on parents.
Cherargei called on the government to carry out reforms on the CBC to make it cheaper and sustainable since it is parents who spend most of their time helping their children with their homework.
“The government should spearhead reforms to counter the burden being carried by parents,” said Senator Cherargei.
On his part, Tinderet Member of Parliament Julius Melly who is also the Chairperson of the education committee in the National Assembly, called on the government to ensure that textbooks are available to all Junior Secondary School (JSS) learners. He said that the inadequacy of books had become a common thing in almost all schools.
“There are about 114 Junior Secondary Schools which are yet to receive textbooks. I am calling upon the government to take the step and ensure the schools receive the books immediately for education to continue,” said Melly.