Govt able to fund and sustain new education curriculum, says Dr. Matiang’i

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Nairobi, KENYA: The government has reassured Kenyans that it is capable of funding and sustaining curriculum reforms being undertaken in bid to replace the 8-4-4 system.

Speaking during education stakeholders meeting on curriculum in Nairobi on Monday , Education CS Dr Fred Matiangi says that the government will ensure that such reforms are implemented; for realization of 2-6-3-3 education system.

He downplayed allegations that the curriculum reforms are being rushed by the Ministry of Education indicating that if applied in the system, it will be of mutual benefit to the country .

Dr Matiang’i urged players in education sector to ensure that learning in schools runs smoothly without any interruption during the electioneering period.

“County directors should not allow children to stand by the road as politicians continue with voters mobilization.”Dr Matiang’i said

On the other hand, KNUT sec general Wilson Sossion warned that the ministry is rushing those reforms without involving key players in the education sector, a development which is detrimental to the education sector if not well articulated.

Sossion urged the Ministry and Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development to take time in implementing such reforms and involve entire stakeholders in education sector.

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has proposed a 2-6-3-3 education system to take over from 8-4-4 system which has been in deployment since 1985.

KICD will test the new system in 470 pilot schools country wide, starting May this year.

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