Ruto's Directive to Parents as Govt Undertakes CBC Reforms

  • President Dr William Ruto at Joseph Kang'ethe Primary School in Kibera, Nairobi County, to witness the beginning of Day 2 of KCPE and KPSEA exams on November, 29 2022.
    President Dr William Ruto at Joseph Kang'ethe Primary School in Kibera on Day 2 of KCPE and KPSEA exams on November 29, 2022.
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  • President William Ruto directed parents to monitor their children's progress in school to help implement the Competency-Based Curriculum.

    Speaking on Friday, December 2, at State House during the swearing-in of Principal Secretaries, Ruto asked parents to set aside an hour daily to help their kids with their different assignments.

    For those in boarding schools, Ruto encouraged them to liaise with teachers to understand their children's progress.

    President Dr William Ruto and Edcucation CS Ezekiel Machogu at Joseph Kang'ethe Primary School in Kibera, Nairobi County, to witness the beginning of Day 2 of KCPE and KPSEA exams on November, 29 2022
    President Dr William Ruto and Education CS Ezekiel Machogu at Joseph Kang'ethe Primary School in Kibera, on day 2 of KCPE and KPSEA exams on November 29, 2022.
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    "As parents, we must know that the education of our children is not the entire responsibility of teachers; it is ours us as well. As parents, myself included, I have pressure from my own daughter every evening asking me to assist her with assignments. It’s not too much to ask," Ruto stated.

    " I want to ask all parents, starting with myself, that we must dedicate time every day to follow on the education of our children. An hour every day to see your children's progress while in school, to assist with their homework and to work with them so that you can understand and monitor their progress," he added.

    Ruto also vowed to lower the cost of CBC in the country.

    According to the head of state, the proposal to lower the cost of the CBC education system was contained in the interim report, submitted by the Education Working Party led by Raphael Munavu on Thursday, December 1.

    "But we have received proposals to reduce the number of items required in schools. We look into that," Ruto started.

    At the same time, he pledged to support Grade Six students who will be domiciled in the existing primary schools

    In the report, the task force proposed that Grade 6 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) should not be used for placement in Junior Secondary Schools.

    The task recommended the assessment be used to monitor learning progress and provide feedback to education sector players on areas that require intervention.

    President Dr William Ruto addresses andidates at Joseph Kang'ethe Primary School in Kibera, Nairobi County, to witness the beginning of Day 2 of KCPE and KPSEA exams on November, 29 2022. .jpg
    President William Ruto addresses candidates at Joseph Kang'ethe Primary School in Kibera, on day 2 of KCPE and KPSEA exams on November 29, 2022.