Kuppet calls for careful roll-out of new curriculum

Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) secretary general Akello Misori has welcomed the new education curriculum, but warned that unless it is implemented carefully, it risks failing.

He said the intended pilot programmes for the 2-6-6-3 curriculum before its rollout next year, will help address some of the pitfalls that the 8-4-4 system suffered.

“The 8-4-4 system was excellent in its original form but was mutilated along the way. We started seeing the collapse of the system when technical institutions deviated from their core purpose, and started adopting theoretical forms of teaching rather than the skills-based programmes,” he told People Daily in an interview.

Misori said the new curriculum design and implementation, however, is in good hands despite initially not being well understood because of limited communication from the National Steering Committee which is tasked with its rollout.

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