Education officials in Kenya were planning to run a pilot scheme of the country’s new curriculum in May 2017 with a view to implementing it fully in January 2018.
However, due to the syllabuses and materials not having yet been produced, and no training having taken place, teaching leaders have called for a delay so that the project can be introduced properly.
Recently, education experts and teaching union leaders attended a national conference where they asked the government to extend the consultation time on the changes.
At the conference, Secretary-General of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Wilson Sossion, said: “At this time, observing the progress made, we feel that the process is being rushed because of signs that we are reading … It is the teacher who needs to understand these reforms more than the curriculum developers who will never implement it.”
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