KICD Reviews Curriculum Designs For Grades 1,2 &3 English, Swahili and Indigenous Languages
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) together with Ministry of Education(MOE) have announced a raft of changes in learning areas taught in Grade 1,2 and 3.
The changes affect language subjects under the Competency Based Curriculum(CBC) offered in lower primary.
Through a letter dated 5th April 2022,sent to all County Directors of Education,the KICD and MOE have approved the name Indigenous Language Activities to be used instead of Literacy Activities.
Another change that has been made is on Curriculum Designs formally known as Syllabus.
The Ministry and KICD have made changes in the number of lessons for English Language,Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language.
Below is the letter to that effect.
ALL COUNTY DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION
RE:REVISED CURRICULUM DESIGNS,PUPIL’S BOOKS AND TEACHERS GUIDE FOR GRADE 1.2 & 3 ENGLISH,KISWAHILI AND INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES
The Kenya Institute of Cumiculum Development(KICD)in collabaration with the Ministry of Education(MoE) has completed the review of the English Language. Kiswahill Language and Indigenous Activities Grade 1.2 & 3 based on the recommendations from the Report on the implementation of Languages in Grades 1,2& 3.
The Ministry of Education(MoE) approved the change of name from literacy Activities to Indigenous Language Activities.Additionally,the MoE approved the review of the cumiculum designs for English Language,Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language activities for Grade 1, 2 &.3 in line with the revised time allocation as follows:English Language (5 lessons), Kiswahili Language (4 lessons) and Indigenous Language activities (2 lessons).
The purpose of this letter is to inform you on the change of name of literacy activities and lesson allocation for Grades 1, 2 &3 in English Language,Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language activities as well as time allocaled to these learning areas.
All primary schools are therefore expected to start implementing the changes in term 1 that begins on 25th April.2022.
Ensure all the schools get this information on time.
DR.MARY GATURU,HSC FOR:PRINCIPAL SECRETARY
The changes are captured in the new revised Curriculum Designs which have been released for use.