KNUT Wants CBC Task force Appointees Scrutinized
Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has ordered for a through scrutiny of the personnel who will be appointed to the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) task force, to avoid what it termed as politicization of education matters.
According to Knut Deputy Secretary-General, Hesbon Otieno, KNUT welcomes CBC review and is ready to present its views on the new education curriculum.
“All the stakeholders in the education sector should be appointed to the task force to chart the way forward for the Competency-Based Curriculum. We ask President William Ruto to exclude from the task force individuals who will bring politics to the education discussion table,” said Mr Otieno.
Otieno was speaking at Kapsoit secondary school during the election for the Kericho KNUT branch executive secretary.
Further, Otieno asked the Kenya Kwanza government to fulfil its election pledge to hire 106,000 teachers.
“KNUT had also initiated negotiations with the Teachers Service Commission for a 60 per salary increment for teachers. We ask Ruto’s government to award the teachers their demands and avert the strikes which have been the norm in previous governments,” he said.