2019-05-21 by Daisy I.
Kenya launches national curriculum policy to spur quality education
Kenya on Wednesday launched a national curriculum policy to provide equitable and inclusive quality education for all by 2030, a senior government official said.
George Magoha, cabinet secretary in the Ministry of Education told journalists in Nairobi that the policy has been developed after the summative evaluation of 2009 which indicated gaps in the current curriculum.
“The policy provides for alignment of the curriculum to the requirements of Constitution of Kenya and national development blueprint Vision 2030. It will also help the government to provide education appropriate for the age of the learners, through essential pathways,” Magoha said.
The policy also gives direction to implementation of a relevant competency-based curriculum, which will ensure that all learners acquire competencies and qualifications capable of promoting national values, inspiring individual innovation and life-long learning.
According to the ministry of education, the curriculum’s mission is “Nurturing every learner’s potential” who is engaged, empowered, and ethical citizen who contributes to make a socially, economically, politically stable society”.
Magoha added that the policy will ensure learners pursue individual interest and development of their talents besides facilitating entry and re-entry at different levels.
He said that the policy also provides a clear framework that enhances access to education, provides relevant pathways for transition of all learners and contributes to strengthened governance of the education sector at various levels.
Magoha observed that Kenya is keen to establish new academic approaches to implement a competency-based curriculum that will harmonize national curriculum with regional and international standards. Enditem