The Law Society of Kenya President, Nelson Havi has vowed to challenge the implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in schools in Kenya.
In his statement, the LSK Boss disclosed that he would be moving to court next week to file a petition challenging the implementation of CBC in schools, arguing that it has made the education system in Kenya more expensive, inefficient and ineffective.
Havi reacted after a section of parents accused schools of asking them to buy expensive books and giving assignments that needed funds.
“I have heard your cries parents, guardians and teachers. The petition challenging CBC will be filed in court next week.”
“The education system in Kenya should not be an expensive, inefficient and ineffective experiment with our children and their future as is our leadership,” Havi stated.
The Former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion has also been quoted a number of times claiming that the CBC is a fraudulent system that threatens to reverse the education gains achieved by the country.
In his argument, Sossion alleged that the new curriculum was being implemented in an unprofessional manner and teachers were finding it difficult to adapt since they had not received enough training.
He further stated that the new CBC system of education was a scheme to defraud parents by forcing them to buy unnecessary learning materials.
“The government must accept that they have failed the education system, this is because on the ground teachers are frustrated and stressed, parents are expected to buy a lot of learning materials,” Sossion stated.
According to other stakeholders, the concept of CBC is not bad but has just been rushed through.
Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) Director Prof Charles Ong’ondo during a press conference last week, clarified the system encouraged innovations, originality, imagination and creativity in carrying out tasks.
They also added that the curriculum was designed to fix the disconnect between the world of education and the world of work.