Magoha announces next CBC class to be launched in new academic year

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has confirmed that the change in the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) will continue as planned.

Speaking on Wednesday, CS announced that Grade 5 will be the next CBC class to be launched as students return to school for the new academic year on Thursday August 5, 2021.

CS Magoha assured students and their parents that the Department had already made arrangements for books and other equipment that students would need as they continued their personal study.

Grade 4 students who graduated before the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations have been on holiday since April.

“By Grade 5, textbooks are already in schools so when we open on August 5, every Grade 5 child will receive a textbook at school and a desk to sit on,” he said.

The CS added that the department expected 1.3 million students to report to the 5th grade.

He also pointed out that the government has invested in ensuring that things run smoothly and improving infrastructure in selected schools.

According to CS, the Department has already disbursed Sh4.2 billion for this project. He also explained that Sh1.9 billion would go towards the purchase of desks and that other funds would be used to build classrooms at selected primary and secondary schools.

“For example, the desks we were handing out for Sh3,500, some people were charging Sh7,000, so where is Sh3,500 going? So this is a non-political issue and we will be ready and willing to deal with it,” he said. Magoha.

Reporting Date of Form 1

Candidates for the 2020 KCPE are also scheduled to join Form 1 in August following the nomination process at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

A total of 1,179,192 students sat for the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination, most of which 889,011 received less than 300 marks.

In his speech during the election, CS Magoha clarified that only 1,171,265 were placed in high schools after evicting prisoners, elderly students and refugees.

“In this year’s election, we have raised a high note in the provision of action by opening up opportunities for more children from slums. In this way, we have been able to accommodate another 667 students from slums in the National and Extra-county Schools. Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Eldoret, “said C. Magoha at that time.

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