Learners in nursery schools and lower primary begin their second term Monday under the new curriculum with Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha having hailed its rollout as “an astounding success”.
The competency based curriculum (CBC) was launched during the first term in January.
“I, therefore, wish to declare the 2019 national rollout of the CBC in Pre-Primary 1 and 2, and Grade 1, 2 and 3 this year an astounding success,” Prof Magoha said.
This time round, 91,000 teachers will be heading back to class after undergoing a four-day training that was characterised by opposition from the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut), which insisted that the exercise was being conducted outside the provisions of the law.
The curriculum focusses on seven core competencies — communication and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and imagination, citizenship, digital literacy, learning to learn and self-efficacy.
In the training that was concluded on Friday, teachers were taught how to develop specific learning outcomes for a lesson, build in emerging issues and values in a learning outcome and how to engage pupils in learning areas.