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Government committed to ensure success of new curriculum, Amina

The government is working hard to ensure that the historic mission of rolling out the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) in Early Years Education (EYE) which commenced officially on 3rd January 2019 in PP1, PP2 and Grades 1-3 is implemented without any hitches.
Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed said that the Publishers including Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) in consultation with Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) were working hard to have course books and other instructional materials published and distributed to all public primary schools.
Speaking on Monday while officially flagging off the TUSOME textbooks to be distributed across the country, the CS said that as a result of the joint efforts by both the publishers and KICD, some 21,627 public primary schools in 2018 received four volumes of the CBC curriculum designs for Pre-primary 1 and 2 and, Grades 1, 2 and 3.
“In PP1 and PP2, the list of books contains titles on the following Activity Areas: Language Activities, Mathematical Activities, Environmental Activities, Psychomotor and Creative Activities and Religious Education Activities,” explained Mohamed.
She added that to supplement the CBC materials in schools, the Ministry of Education through KICD contracted KLB to print and distribute TUSOME Kiswahili and English textbooks to Grade 1 pupils in all public schools in Kenya.
“As at Sunday, 6th January, 2019, 20 trucks carrying 566,000 textbooks had been dispatched to various Counties in the country. An additional 10 trucks loaded with 250,000 books have been flagged off today. We intend to complete the distribution process by 15th January, 2019. A total of 3 million textbooks will be in schools through this process,” she said.
She added, “This is a great effort and I therefore urge primary school administrators and teachers handling early year grades to fully utilize both TUSOME and CBC materials for the benefit of the child. At the same time, I appeal to all education stakeholders to prudently utilize the distributed materials so that they do not age before the expected lifespan.”
By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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