Why CBC Failed During Uhuru's Tenure - Wilson Sossion

  • Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion addressing a press conference.
    Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion addressing a press conference.
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  • Following the announcement of president William Ruto to establish an education reform task force to review the Competence Base Curriculum (CBC) stakeholders have poked holes in the former administration's management of the new curriculum.

    Former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion alleged that parents and other relevant stakeholders were not involved in the decision-making process prior to ex-president, Uhuru Kenyatta, changing the curriculum. 

    Furthermore, he criticized the current system noting that the curriculum being taught in the classroom was a hoax.

    "We are cheating ourselves as a country because there has never been CBC in our classes, teachers are teaching an outcome-based curriculum. When a curriculum is not accepted by parents and children are not excited about it, it’s a wrong curriculum," the former KNUT SG noted.

    President Kenyatta with pupils of Westlands Primary School in Nairobi on May 13, 2021.PSCU
    President Kenyatta with pupils of Westlands Primary School in Nairobi on May 13, 2021.PSCU

    Speaking on Citizen TV on Friday, September 16, Sossion noted that former president Uhuru Kenyatta's administration failed to hire professionals in the pilot phase.

    "We will not have it wrong if we allow professionals to do their work. The task force will identify the issues and provide solutions," he added.

    A member of the former task force, Proffesor Laban Ayiro pointed fingers at the former administration for failing to lay out clear measures for the transition of Grade 6 students to Junior Secondary School.

    "We should pick a blended model, let's not be too ambitious. Our economy can not support that," Ayiro stated.

    With the new administration, the two were hopeful that the education system in the country will be all-inclusive.

    "We have an opportunity to relook at our education system, not CBC, to match with our national development plan and the vision 2030 to produce competitive human resources," Sossion said.

    On the issue, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa on Thursday, September 15 stated that through the established task force, parents will demand the system be scrapped.

    "We have agreed with the president William Ruto, he also does not like the CBC. But since he is the president, he has set up the task force to give their views," Barasa stated.

    Students carrying out projects in the CBC education system
    Students carrying out projects in the CBC education system
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