Law Society of Kenya (LSK) president Nelson Havi says he will challenge the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in court.
Through his twitter account, Havi said he will file the petition next week.
He said the petition has been informed by cries from parents, guardians and teachers.
“I have heard your cries parents, guardians and teachers. The petition challenging CBC will be filed in Court next week. The education system in Kenya should not be an expensive, inefficient and ineffective experiment with our children and their future as is our leadership,” he tweeted.
Parents have complained about CBC curriculum about the cost and long shopping lists for learning materials.
Parents are also questioning the standardisation of the curriculum, claiming that other regions may be disadvantaged, especially those that are outside the city.
They’ve also been complaining about them being given too much work on behalf of their children.
According to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, CBC focuses on the environment where the children are, and the assignments are supposed to bear in mind the different challenges that the students have.
The new 2-6-3-3 system unveiled in 2017 to replace the 8-4-4 is yet to be fully embraced.
CBC advocates the use of locally available resources to encourage innovation, originality, imagination and creativity in carrying out tasks.
It is also designed to connect with Vision 2030 besides linking us with the regional countries and the world at large.
Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development said the CBC is being implemented in phases to pave way for a smooth transition and to fix emerging issues.
KICD clarified that CBC has nothing to do with parents being asked to buy a collection of books in the guise that they are related to the curriculum.