With only a few days left before the Jubilee Administration exits office to pave the way for a new government, only 60 per cent of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms have been completed.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha today, August 5, 2022, however, upheld that the current government is determined to complete the remaining 40 per cent before a new administration takes over.
Speaking at Ituuru Boys High School in Gatundu South where he commissioned a phase 2 CBC classroom, Magoha insisted he will continue to inspect the construction of the education facilities until a new President is sworn in.
He maintained that even after the country gets a president-elect, he will continue to render his services until he hands over the ministry to his successor.
“In my assessment, it takes fourteen days to wait whether a presidential contender will go to court over election disputes or not. During the two weeks, I will still be working unless Kenyans tell me otherwise. Until another president is sworn in, we will continue to work. I’m doing this for the love of our children,” he insisted.
Magoha stated that the 10,000 CBC classroom facilities, done at Sh 798,000 contrary to the normal classrooms which are put up at an average cost of Sh 1.2 million will mark part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legacy.
“We are on course but there is work to be done and that is why we continue to inspire our officers to lead both from the back and front. This will be a very important legacy statement by the President who is completing his term,” said Magoha.
He pointed out that the country is fully prepared to implement the CBC system stating that both assessment and training of teachers has been done.
“The books for grade seven are going to be in schools in due course. It’s a done deal when it comes to CBC preparedness,” he added.