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Gov’t transition will not affect CBC implementation, Magoha

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said implementation of Competency Based Curriculum will not be affected by governance transition.

Speaking when he commissioned several CBC classrooms in Murang’a on Monday, Prof Magoha noted that the new curriculum is protected by the law and thus its implementation will go on until Kenyans will think otherwise.

He lauded the progress in implementation of CBC saying preparations for grade six are complete.

“Teachers have been trained and books for grade six already have been sent to schools so next time those moving to grade six will not have any challenge,” he noted.

The CS underscored CBC saying it is learners oriented and not only based on examination.

“CBC is meant to empower a learner with skills and knowledge. Children are meant to be productive and identify their skills at a younger age and implement the skills back in the society,” he said

The CS further assured candidates waiting to sit for national examinations that everything is put in place to ensure the exercise is successful.

He said the government is committed to ensure candidates from areas plagued by insecurity do their exams without fear and disturbance.

“Enough security will be offered in areas which are prone to violence and destruction hence there should be no tension among students as exams will be offered in appropriate time and place,” the CS said

Magoha called upon candidates to avoid propaganda peddled by cartels that the examination has been leaked saying all preparations about the national examinations are in order.

The national examinations are expected to kick off next week, with Friday slated for rehearsal for KCPE candidates.

Meanwhile Magoha called for an expeditious completion of CBC classrooms saying nationally the completion is at about 75 per cent.

“Contractors have until the end of this week to complete the classrooms. During the examination period no contractors are expected to be at the site,” he stated.

By Bernard Munyao and Justine Nafula

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