IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPETENCY BASED CURRICULUM IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NAIROBI CATHOLIC PRIVATE SCHOOLS
The Education Office in the Archdiocese of Nairobi, in compliance with the government’s curriculum reforms policy, trained over 150 teachers from the Catholic Private Schools on the Competency Based Curriculum (C.B.C) at Clergy Home –Ruaraka.
Fr. Francis Kiarie, the Education Secretary, while highlighting the aim of the training, stated, “we are not sparing any efforts in ensuring our teachers are empowered so that they are fully equipped to implement competency based curriculum in our schools.”
Madam Salome Wanyaa, one of the facilitators and the director of audit assurance and standards in the Ministry of Education noted positivity from the participants during the training. She highlighted that there is need for teachers to be trained on this curriculum to have better attitudes in implementing C.B.C in their various schools.
This training is among other empowerment trainings held by the office annually for the Catholic private schools. Among the issues identified was the need for the office to train teachers on how best to help the children with special needs. This would enable the children to receive professional input so they can reach their full potential.
The three-day training ended with celebration of Mass in which teachers were called upon to be agents of God’s love at their works of service by implementing what they had learnt in the three days with love.
Competency Based Curriculum (C.B.C) is a new system of education designed by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (K.I.C.D). It was launched by the ministry of education in 2017 with a focus on the ability of the learners to apply the skills, attitudes and the knowledge gained.