The Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi initially announced that the society had received several directives to completely challenge the merit-based curriculum in the court of law.
He further said that this was a concept related to the basic structure theory, adding that he would proceed from a point of view of the government’s position on the matter.
According to parents, the competency based curriculum is preparing our children not for employment but to stay at home. He said this should not be allowed to happen as it was a document prioritizing the Bridging Bridge initiative(BBI) which said it was not progressive.
It is also said that this process is extremely expensive. A child of a class reads and reads more than twenty books because every year the syllabus of all competency based curriculum classes is revised, thus the purchase of text books is necessary, and that there is no more legacy of books.
According to the parents, competency based curriculum is a project created to benefit a select few kenyans.
He said it would have been much easier to go back to the initial 8-4-4 system and change the mode of the exam.
Publishers are said to be the main beneficiaries here, taking money out of a system that uses our kids as guinea pigs.
On that note, competency based curriculum (CBC) is facing a lot of oppositions from all parents and other netizens. Most of them argued that the curriculum best suits most developed countries and is for the rich families not kenyan parents.
Many are claiming that the government is forcing the system instead of following the right channels where all stakeholders need to be consulted so that they can air their views and opinions.
All these emerging issues are really giving Prof. George Magoha sleepless nights and the Ministry of education on what will happen next and how it will come up with the best solution for the issues.
In my own opinion, As things progress i see the likelihood of the CBC Curriculum ending and failing as the Huduma Namba project.Meanwhile lets wait and see the outcome.
My question is this, are you for the CBC curriculum or not, give your thoughts with regards in your choice in the comment section below.