The National Parents Association (NPA) appealed to President-elect William Ruto not to scrap the new education system but instead streamline it by addressing identified hitches.
The NPA said parents want a smooth transition of learners to junior secondary schools. Some politicians and parents have criticised the CBC programme as too expensive and confusing.
The APA praised Prof. Magoha for his dedication to the CBC and noted that parents feel at ease around him.
As parents, we’d want to extend our congratulations to William Ruto on becoming Kenya’s fifth president. The NPA chairman, Nicholas Maiyo, stated, “We sincerely implore him to keep Prof. Magoha as Education CS to finish the good work he is doing to ensure a smooth transition to junior secondary.
I am pleased with Magoha’s work.
According to him, many parents are pleased with the improvements made by Prof. Magoha to the Education Ministry, particularly with the way he has streamlined the Kenya National Examinations Council, which has led to a steady drop in exam cheating.
This, according to the NPA, is the reason he ought to be permitted to manage the changeover to junior secondary school.
We are aware that the next administration has the authority to decide for itself, but we sincerely hope the transfer goes well, said Mr. Maiyo.
“The CS is active and responds to issues raised right away. He’s a capable manager. We have no issue with him working for a while if that is doable.
Once Dr. Ruto is sworn in, the NPA intends to submit a formal appeal to the next administration regarding the issue.
The group voiced concerns that if the incoming administration names someone who does not have CBC at heart like Prof. Magoha, the progress gained in improving the educational curriculum might be watered down.
Abolishing CBC would demoralize parents, instructors, and students who have already invested in the system, Mr. Maiyo advised against such a step.
Many parents, especially those whose [children] are about to move from sixth grade to junior high school, want the program to stay the same because they have put a lot of money in it, he said.
The CBC program has more than 10 million students registered nationwide.
Throughout the nation, Prof. Magoha has been touring junior secondary school classrooms to assess their state of construction.
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The parents’ group has made several recommendations to the incoming administration, including teacher training, uniformity enforcement, and enough school equipment.
“Just a few parents are still having difficulties with the CBC program due to teething issues, Mr. Maiyo added. Schools handle assignments differently.
“I believe it is time to equip schools with projectors because students struggle with homework in one school where there is a projector and not in another.”
The parents demanded that the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development issue clear instructions on how to handle schoolwork, adding that some parents are overburdened.