The schedule for gathering opinions from stakeholders has been made public by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms.
The 49-member taskforce has provided locations and times for the Party teams to visit in order to gather opinions on the contentious Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) verbally or in writing. This information was provided by the taskforce’s chairman, Prof. Raphael Munavu.
A portion of the notice states, “Members of the Public are requested to provide their comments to the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms based on the Terms of Reference as per The Kenya Gazette Notice No. 11920.”
According to the Party, all public events in the Counties must take place between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm between November 1 and November 11, 2022.
Accordingly, the Working Party Teams should visit and be accessible to hear opinions from various stakeholders at the dates, times, and locations mentioned,” it says.
This development follows the taskforce’s appointment by President William Ruto on September 30, 2022, and its inauguration by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on October 12, 2022. The taskforce was created in response to widespread concerns and complaints from parents and teachers regarding the expense of the Curriculum.
The working force has six months to suggest acceptable CBC arrangements that should be established and put into place. Every two months, the team must give the President a report on their progress.
Summative evaluation of the CBC, analysis of all legislation controlling the basic education subsector, formulation of suggestions, evaluation and development of a framework for assessment and evaluation, quality assurance, teacher preparation and deployment, and assessment are some of its functions.