The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has appealed to parents to be a bit more patient with the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) amid complaints that it is burdensome.
KICD, in a series of posts on social media, called on parents not to call for the total overhaul of the new system of education that is meant to be more practical and engaging for all learners.
“Let us not throw the baby out with the bath water,” posted KICD in an appeal to parents.
This appeal by the institute comes amid a barrage of complaints by parents of learners in primary school that they were given too much work that requires involvement of parents.
KICD, which is headed by Dr Joel Mabonga, has promised to address the concerns raised by parents to improve on the curriculum.
“#CBC is being implemented in phases to pave way for a smooth transition and to fix emerging issues. Parents, we have heard you. We need to exercise restraint as the issues raised are being reviewed by the relevant entities,” it went on.
KICD added, in a response to lamentations by media personality Lindah Oguttu, “Last week, we agreed that, the homework is not yours. We also said teachers must give out adequate but not 'excess' assignments. We are following up with relevant implementing partners.
#YourGenuineViewsMatter Parents, don't take over the homework. Guide but don't be the learner.”
This comes as outgoing Law Society of Kenya (LSK) president Nelson Havi on Wednesday said he was moving to court in Nairobi to file a petition challenging the CBC and its implementation.