President William Ruto now says that all concerns about the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) have been fully addressed by his administration.

Speaking at State House Nairobi on Tuesday when he received a report by the Presidential Working Party on Educational Reforms, President Ruto noted that the journey to streamline CBC involved making challenging decisions but thanks to concerted efforts by the State, Kenyan children can now fully benefit from the curriculum.

The Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms was instituted by Ruto on September 30, 2022 to evaluate the country’s CBC education system and make recommendations on the sa

“I am very happy that today, the country is no longer restive about CBC because we have addressed all the concerns around what will happen to our children,” said Ruto.

“Kenyans are very particular and emotive about their children and therefore it was necessary for us to settle the subject of the education of our children earlier and we didn’t even have to wait for the full report.”

Ruto likewise lauded the team that came up with the CBC report, noting that its implementation began promptly since throughout history, education has been of great significance to the people of Kenya.

“We kept implementing the report even as we were agreeing with the issues and I want to thank each and every member of this great team for your contribution, professionalism and the advice and knowledge you brought on board and you eventually gave us the right decisions that put us on a pedestal to go in the right direction,” he said.

“This is because historically, the people of Kenya have taken a key interest in education, appreciating it as the ultimate equaliser, facilitator of socio-economic activity, driver of economic growth, the guarantor of democratic liberty and key to greater well being of humanity.”

By Fred Odanga Azelwa.