Over 30,000 learners are on Monday expected to start the new 2-6-3-3 education system in 470 selected schools across the country.
According to Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development Director ( KICD) Julius Jwan, targeted learners from Pre-unit to Standard Three will be involved in the piloting of the curriculum.
Jwan said that over 2,000 teachers completed the second phase of training of the 2-6-3-3 system and would facilitate the piloting that would end this academic year.
“The third phase will be an ongoing programme that will entail online preparation of materials for the teachers to familiarise themselves with the content. We shall also introduce platforms for information sharing,” said Jwan.
He added that curriculum developers from the KICD and Ministry of Education were already in the selected counties to monitor the rollout and onward implementation of the pilot curriculum.
“We have officers from each of the counties participating in the training. We don’t want to leave anyone behind in this process because different experiences will finally give us a better idea,” noted Jwan.
The Director expressed confidence that the new program would be a success and reiterated that the reports generated on its progress, would be used to improve it to reflect the country’s national educational needs.
The 2-6-3-3 system is set to replace the 8-4-4 system that has been in place since 1985.
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