Magoha: 30 Counties have Completed CBC Classroom Construction
The Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof George Magoha has revealed that around 30 counties across the country have completed constructing classrooms meant for the Competency-Based Curriculum with the transition to junior secondary school looming.
CS Magoha was speaking while overseeing the construction of CBC classes at Uasin Gishu High School and Moi Girls High School located in Eldoret.
The Cabinet Secretary said that the ministry of education was focused on delivering 10,000 classrooms and so far they have completed 9000.
Prof Magoha revealed that the government is willing to implement the Curriculum-Based Curriculum (CBC) which at the moment serves around 10 million children by training teachers on the subject.
“We have less than 900 classrooms to complete and we are at the roofing level, a performance target we have to deliver and the glory goes to our contractors at the grassroots level who have benefitted from this and also the resolve of the principals who have worked together with us,” said Prof George Magoha.
“We have trained grade 7 and 8 teachers on the implementation of the CBC; grade 9 will be trained in January by the new government of the Republic of Kenya and there is never a vacuum in government.
“With 10 million children on CBC, no government is going to consider removing CBC, it will basically work to improve it,” he added.
Magoha reassured parents that the CBC system is well-structured to help children perform well in their exams, while also urging them not to be concerned about the fate of the CBC following the transition of the government’s administration when the new president takes office.
“We should have positive thinking for our children, nothing is going to happen. In terms of exams, I want to encourage the children here that, I have assessed a large number of children across the country, they can pass the exam even if they were to sit for it today,” he said.
He also stated that the CBC is not intended to abolish boarding schools but will instead allow the government to invest less in boarding schools.
“CBC is not intended to abolish boarding schools, what is there, is that the incoming government might invest less in the boarding schools, we shall always have boarding schools because they have a plan in our system,” said Prof Magoha.