Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has announced that the Ministry is not yet ready to roll out the new curriculum come 2019.
Appearing before the Senate Education Committee in Parliament, CS Amina said that they have done an internal audit and are working by involving stakeholders in order to ensure that proper structures are in place before the new curriculum begins.
“We have to make sure that everything is in place, enough teachers are trained… make sure that the books are the right ones…” she said.
She notes that certain challenges are yet to be tackled before the official roll out such as finding enough teachers and acquiring enough teaching materials.
A pilot scheme for the new 2-6-6-3 programme has been running for over a year now whereby 470 primary and pre-primary schools were involved.
The Education CS announced that no child in the pilot programme will be affected by the postponement, as those who were meant to move to grade 4 will move to standard 3, as per the 8-4-4 system.
The new curriculum was proposed to replace the current curriculum which has been opposed for being too exam-oriented.
The new curriculum focuses more on skills than on books and exams.
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