Officials from the Ministry of Education on Thursday, May 20, closed down 30 schools in Nakuru County for failing to comply with the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) regulations, a week after schools resumed learning.
The officials were flanked by Nakuru County police officers who inspected various schools.
Speaking to the media, Nakuru West Deputy County Commissioner Michael Lesimam noted that the crackdown on rogue schools which did not comply with the directives stipulated by the Ministry has begun.Students during a lesson in class wearing masksKenyans.co.ke
" Yes we've put on notice all schools which do not comply with the Ministry directives," he stated.
Lesimam faulted the closed schools for having substandard building structures. He pointed out at an incident in September 2019 where a classroom collapsed in Precious Talent school. The accident led to the demise of seven students.
Further, he blamed the schools for not registering with the Ministry thus lacking the necessary requirements needed for the schools to transition to the CBC.
"The schools have not been registered by the Ministry meaning that they lack a specific code as well as a Nemis number.
The commissioner added that the students from the affected schools would be taken to nearby institutions in order to continue with their learning.
The CBC report was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, February 9 which is a move aimed at teaching students to embrace critical thinking and decision making.
The curriculum would shift from the 8-4-4 system to the 2-6-3-3 curriculum meaning that students would undergo two years at lower primary, six years at Upper Primary, three years at Junior secondary and three years at senior secondary.
The Education Ministry had appointed a taskforce to come up with the CBC report.
"We are at a tipping-point in our education system. The old must give way to the new. The summons of our times requires us to re-imagine how we have educated our children," Uhuru stated during the launch of the CBC report.President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the National Covid-19 Conference at KICC on Monday, September 28, 2020.File
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