The Competency Based Assessment (CBA) in the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) is going on smoothly in many primary schools in Mombasa.
Mary Shitubi, the Head teacher, Nyali Primary School said the CBC assessment was progressing well and that they did not encounter any hitches.
She said the assessment began in July with environmental cleanup exercise in which the young learners were very excited about being their first time to get involved in public activities.
The Head teacher said they have cleaned market places which the pupils have taken to their heart as they were giving back to the society in which they live in.
Shitubi said at first the learners were very apprehensive about the assessment, likening it to the KCPE exams and asking a lot of questions about the national exercise.
“They thought they will be sitting for tests and that there would be security and invigilators around but they were assured that they will be supervised by their regular class teachers,” she said.
She said parents and the teaching fraternity were excited that the assessment is meant to monitor the learners progress and that it was not an examination that will be used to rank the young learners.
Cynthia Muthoni and Evelyn Muthua who are grade three learners were excited about the assessments.
They said they were happy to be part of the national exercise to assess the success of the CBC roll out across the country.
By Joseph Kamolo