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Uhuru Defends CBC, saying it will enhance competitiveness.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended the Competence based curriculum, saying it will enhance competitiveness.

The president, who was speaking during the 76th session of the United General Assembly on Wednesday, said the the CBC, which is among his greatest achievement, will enable children realize their talents early on, hence preparing them to be productive member of society as they grow up.

“We have also delivered a national Competency based curriculum and on Universal access to schooling, which will further boost competitiveness of our work force,” he said.

” We are implementing ambitious programmes to prepare the country… Our investment in roads, air, and port infrastructure, and critical health care facilities throughout the country, are the most entensive and ambitious in our history,” he added, saying that country is blessed with a youthful, well-educated, and productive population that has managed to build one of the most vibrant mixed economies in Africa.

Earlier, a petition had been filed in court challenging roll out of CBC to replace the 8-4-4 system of Education.

Through Advocate Nelson Having, the petitioners; Lawyer Esther Awour Adero argued that the action by the Education Ministry to implement the new curriculum is unlawaful and prejudice to the future of the children of Kenya and ought to be halted.

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