KICD to review school textbooks after online anger


KICD to review school textbooks after online anger
Kenyan textbooks

In Summary

  • This comes after a photo of a Grade 2 English book whose content was deemed misleading caused anger among Kenyans online.
  • In a statement sent to newsrooms on Saturday, KICD said books have been subjected to further quality assurance in the last one week to ensure they meet required standards.
  • According to the statement, the KICD boss also urged booksellers and publishers to release only books that have received approvals from the institute.

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has begun a review of all educational materials in the country.

This comes after a photo of a Grade 2 English book whose content was deemed misleading caused anger among Kenyans online.

In a statement sent to newsrooms on Saturday, KICD said books have been subjected to further quality assurance in the last one week to ensure they meet required standards as the country moves towards the implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

“We regret information that has been circulating in the social media regarding the content of some text books and other educational materials,” said KICD Director Dr. Julius Jwan.

“We appreciate the feedback so far received from Kenyans and will intensify measures to guarantee quality.”

According to the statement, the KICD boss also urged booksellers and publishers to release only books that have received approvals from the institute.

“School text books are approved after a careful evaluation and review by KICD officers, lecturers, quality assurance officers, teachers in primary and secondary schools, and tutors from teacher training colleges,” adds the statement.

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