Schools re-open with introduction of the new curriculum among changes parents,pupils and stakeholders have to content with in the sector

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,2ND JAN,2018-Schools re-opened on Tuesday for first term 2018   amid several changes introduced by the ministry of education  among them  a new curriculum   2-6-6-3  which is expected to replace 8-4-4 that has been in existence since 1985.

According to the education ministry the new curriculum  will be rolled out starting with standard 1 to 3 before it is effected to other classes.

There has been opposition from several quarters towards the introduction of the system with Kenya national union of teachers KNUT secretary general Wilson Sossion saying that the ministry was in a hurry to unveil the curriculum without considering the stake holders in put.

Parents  and guardians have also  raised concern over the unavailability of textbooks and other resource books in line the new module.

Over one million pupils who sat their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in November will also  be heading to various secondary schools categorized as  national, extra-county, county and sub-county across the country.

Tthe Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), 9,846 pupils out of the 1,003,556 candidates who sat for KCPE in 28,566 examination centers nationwide scored over 400 marks out of 500, the top candidate scoring 455 marks.

 

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