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Teachers to use old curriculum – KNUT

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has poked holes in the new education curriculum that is being driven by Education Ministry, and insists in its opposition to its implementation.

KNUT through its Secretary General, Wilson Sossion, have advised the teachers not to teach or examine using the competency-based curriculum but instead revert to the old curriculum, siting that its review breached the law.

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KNUT says that not all stakeholders were involved in the new curriculum development. Mr. Sossion went further to describe Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. George Magoha as being “arrogant and refusing to listen to other Kenyans”.

Mr. Sossion said that teachers are not yet adequately trainned to enroll the new curriculum. “You need time to train teachers at pre-service level and not teachers who are already in service. The trainers do not understand the curriculum,” he said.

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KNUT further argued that the classrooms in public schools are not sufficient to accommodate more students and support enrollment of the new curriculum

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