By Mercy Atieno
Large number of politicians from North rift region led by Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago have expressed their support for the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) amid threats to abolish it by a section of politicians in Kenya.
Mandago says CBC is among innovative programs that the government has implemented in bid to align the education system with the current job market demands.
“I want to thank the ministry of education because we are becoming more progressive in terms of revising our curriculum to what the current labour needs and that is why where I sit myself, I support CBC because students of CBC can formulate and work on their own because, practicing day today life things and by the time they grow we shall not have a problem”.
He noted that children that have been through CBC are far better than those that went through 8-4-4.
” So many generations are lost people who could have been trained they could have been excellent Fundi’s that can be seen and make a difference in the society and could have made a difference in so many families”.
The governor however wants the Ministry of Education to hold a consultative meeting with all stakeholders so as to address challenges the new education system is facing.
“The only problem in CBC is the engagement of stakeholders, resourcing the ministry of education even to undertake these curriculum that needs more money and i think as a nation we should really priorities a proper education system over everything else.
For what benefit shall we get by constructing roads that shortly will be colonized by other people yet they dont use.
Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago
Picture courtesy-Uasin Gishu County Government
We should build a capacity for these fellows to be able to even employ themselves, and today I assure you if today they build houses they themselves will live there not that they are building for people to live in and so if we dont embrace these CBC, if we dont fund the ministry of education we should prepare for new colonialism not for Kenya but for the continent”.
Edited By Kamadi Amata