A renown scholar has said that the new curriculum of education in Kenya will be a game changer if implemented well.
Prof. Reuben Marwanga said many countries have progressed due to the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC).
Prof Marwanga however poked holes as regards to the strategy the government was using to implement the curriculum.
It is anticipated that CBC will see learners in institutions focus on practical life skills and talents.
This will mark a departure from the 8-4-4 system which is mainly bent towards theories.
Prof. Marwanga, a Nyamira County gubernatorial aspirant and a lecturer at Strathmore University noted that with the entry of the new system, the country will have more skilled citizens.
He added that the system has helped build many countries in the world.
“CBC, for example has built Germany into a powerhouse in terms of productivity.
I’m happy that our country has taken up the idea and this is the right way to go,” he said.
Prof Marwanga added that the curriculum will offer new approaches towards the growth of the country’s economy.
“Currently, we have a crop of learners who complete their education and are completely unable to do any technical work yet there are many jobs around. They simply lack basic practical skills to perform simple tasks,” added Prof Marwanga.
He however wondered that the country was not adequately prepared to go the full length in implementing the new system.
He exuded confidence that the new curriculum will gather momentum and be successful in the long-term.
“My only concern is whether we have trained our teachers and prepared the ground well for CBC.
Even so, I’m certain that eventually it will find its way and Kenyans will embrace it fully,” he said.
Prof. Marwanga was speaking in St. Anatole Nyanchonori Secondary School in Kitutu Masaba Constituency, recently.
He was the chief guest during the school’s education cum prize giving day.
Prof Marwanga also chairs the Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) and is the co-founder and chairman of Marwanga Foundation.
The foundation aims at empowering poor and vulnerable families across Nyamira County.
So far, over 1000 students have benefited from bursaries and other education sponsorship.
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