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New curricula to meet Vision 2030 demands

Monday March 17 2014

PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI Nyeri High School Form Four students revise on October 21, 2013 ahead of the start of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination on October 22, 2013.

PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI Nyeri High School Form Four students revise on October 21, 2013 ahead of the start of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination on October 22, 2013. NATION MEDIA GROUP

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The curriculum development agency has outlined the major issues that will go into overhauling the current school syllabus as it gathers momentum to have the learning system in Kenya changed.

The overhaul is meant to align education to changes in the Constitution and prepare learners to meet demands of the developmental blueprint, Vision 2030.

According to the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), the current curriculum does not prepare learners to meet new challenges outside the classroom and is out of touch with post-school life in terms of economy requirements.

“A 2009 evaluation of the primary and secondary school curriculum revealed the curriculum is not tailored to meet the dictates of Vision 2030, the curriculum emphasizes academic achievement at the expense of identification and nurturing of talents, noted a report by KICD to the Education ministry.

To this end, the institute said Sh760 million will be required to complete the syllabus change.

A needs assessment test is being undertaken at a cost of Sh45 million and Sh650 million will be used to develop curriculum designs, the syllabuses and other works.