The current proposed new curriculum continues to receive great response from key stakeholders in the sector. Its learners’ centered and competency-based approach is its biggest strength. Insufficiencies in the 8-4-4 education system have largely been pegged on its inability to equip learners with skills and competencies necessary for the competitive and versatile market.
Speaking during the inaugural lecture in honor of the late Havard Professor Calestous Juma at Strathmore Business School on 19th January 2018; Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology – Dr. Fred Matiang’i, gave emphasis on the critical role of education in translating the country’s objectives into fruition. “As we work towards achieving vision 2030, we must critically think of the ability of our education system to support its developmental agendas. The training of our children needs to be responsive to our developmental needs. Our resource base, which is our children, needs to be equipped with skills and values that can transform the country,” said Dr. Matiang’i.
Watch Dr. Matiang’i keynote address here.