A group of professionals from Kisii County have urged the incoming administration to scrap the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), arguing that it is inappropriate for the nation.
They claimed that it robs students of the enjoyment of traditional education and that demotivated students end up performing poorly.
At their annual meeting on Saturday, the professionals, led by their chairman Prof. Peter Choti, noted that parents who had other responsibilities for their families to perform would incur costs as a result of the system’s implementation.
According to the Professor, “the system strains parents and leaves them with worry and disgust for education instead of appreciating it.”
Invoking the former president Mwai Kibaki, who pushed for less work in the classroom so that kids may play, Prof.
Invoking the former president Mwai Kibaki, who advocated for a lighter workload in the classroom so that children could play, Prof. Choti claimed that the CBC prevents children from developing properly because of its extra engagement.
The academic accused those who pushed for the implementation of the system in the nation of failing to include all interested parties in public involvement.
He remarked that there are just a few nations using the system globally and questioned why the nation was hastily implementing it as opposed to carefully developing it.
In the new political era, he argued, “CBC was introduced to appease the politicians of the day and it should be stopped or evaluated.”
After that, the professor requested that the next president appoint an impartial panel to examine the curriculum before it is fully adopted across the nation.
In the study, he suggested that before rejecting or accepting the system, considerations such as pace, resource availability, and the nation’s technological requirements be made.