They say talent is developed and natured at
a tender age, and this is what the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) is all
A video of a primary school pupil doing
around social media ignited debate over the CBC programme that replaced the
8-4-4 system in Kenya.
The video shared by Easy Coach Ltd showed
the young boy carried on a motorbike with a model of the company’s bus.
In the video caption, the transport service
firm congratulated the art, terming it magnificent, asking for contacts to trace
Kenyans on Twitter shared mixed reactions
to the post, some calling on the company to sponsor the boy to university.
In the comments, the boy was identified to
be a student at Mercy Centre Bumala in Busia County.
Automotive Engineer. Kindly sponsor him.”
the kid to university level and make him your brand ambassador.”
sponsor this kid education all through to High school and high education.”
sponsor a CBC lab for the school where they can get all the tools they need
instead of parents being asked to…”
appoints CBC task force
There has been debate over the CBC system,
with key stakeholders raising concerns about the implementation.
President William Ruto appointed a
42-member committee to review the nation’s educational system and make
The taskforce main mandate is to recommend
the best way to implement the CBC system.
Ruto said in a Gazette notice dated
September 30, 2022, that the Working Party on Education Reform will function
for a six-month period and present him a progress report every two months from
the date of their appointment.