KUPPET: CBC Is Irreversible, Needs Support
KUPPET Secretary General, Akello Misori, has described Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) as a unique idea whose implementation constraints can be tackled and asked government to build frameworks that would save it from collapse.
The SG remarked the level of progression that CBC had reached was irreversible and should be supported to succeed.
Speaking at Kisii National Polytechnic during the area branch elections to replace an official who exited to join the county government, Misori claimed that there was no cause for alarm in the concurrent administration of the two curriculums.
He, however, expressed fear over the impending 100% transition from Grade Six to Junior Secondary School, owing to the huge number of leaners and lack of adequate infrastructure.
According to the trade unionist, there was urgent need for the government to ensure the physical facilities were provided including, classrooms, electricity, internet connectivity and water
“A system should be in place on how teachers will assess the competence of the learners as opposed to the former curriculum which entailed written questions and answers before awarding marks,”he stated.
Introduction of the CBC has since come under criticism and appreciation from a cross section of stakeholders in view of its demands and future benefits.