Ruto Appoints KU VC, Peter Tabichi to CBC Task Force

  • President William Ruto at the Norfolk hotel on Wednesday September 28, 2022
    President William Ruto at the Norfolk hotel on Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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  • President William Ruto has formed a working party on education reforms tasked with evaluating the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) before submitting the final findings for consideration.

    The working party on education reform will be led by chairman Raphael Munavu with renowned teacher, Peter Tabichi, Kenyatta Vice Chancellor, Paul Wainaina and his University of Nairobi counterpart, Stephen Gitahi Kiama. 

    It will be tasked with assessing before recommending the appropriate structures to be adopted and implemented in CBC.

    "It is notified for the general information of the public that  William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya has appointed a working party on education reform," the Gazette Notice read in part.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with teacher Peter Mokaya Tabichi, the 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner when he called on him at State House, Nairobi.
    Former president, Uhuru Kenyatta, with teacher Peter Mokaya Tabichi, the 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner when he called on him at State House, Nairobi.
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    The Munavu-led task force will be expected to undertake a summative evaluation of CBC and study all laws governing the basic education subsector and make recommendations for review of these legislations to address duplication, ambiguities, efficiency constraints and improving linkages.

    The new team has also been tasked with assessing the examination framework and also evaluate the teacher education and training framework for both preservice and in-service.

    Ruto further tasked the working party to look into the teachers' deployment policies and general school governance.

    "To review and recommend appropriate financing framework including capitation and minimum essential package grants for all basic education levels.

    "To review and recommend a framework for physical and infrastructure development and coordination of public-private partnerships for improved access and quality provision," Ruto stated through the Gazette Notice.

    Other members of the task force include David Some, Halima Saado Abdilahi, Ciriaka Gitonga, Purity Mbaabu, Edward Katue Nzinga, Virginia Wahome, Robert Juma Wamalwa, Charles Kyalo Mutinda, Anthony Cheruiyot Sitienei, Bishop Geffrey Waweru Gichoki, Rev Seline Chepngeno Ronoh, Laila Abubakar, Daniel Otieno Randa, John Kamiti Munyua.

    Also sitting on the committee are Kizito Wangalwa,  Augusta Mwihaki Muthigani, Peter Barasa, Ahmed Yussuf, Jone Mose, Hassan Mwakimako, Lynette Mwende Ndile, Wilson Kogo and Stephen Mbugua Ngari.

    File photo of Prof Raphael Munavu
    File photo of Prof Raphael Munavu
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