Stop teaching new curriculum, revert to 8-4-4 – Sossion tells teachers

Stop teaching new curriculum, revert to 8-4-4 - Sossion tells teachers
KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion. PHOTO/COURTESY

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion now wants teachers to stop teaching the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and instead revert to the old 8-4-4 system.

Speaking during the Koibatek KNUT branch members meeting on Saturday, Sossion intensified his campaigns against the new curriculum urging Education CS Prof. George Magoha to divert his energies on more critical issues affecting the Education sector.

“Fair labour practice means you cannot be forced to teach using a method you are not well prepared. And so with immediate effect we are reiterating announcements we have made…. We are not going to teach CBC in our classrooms anymore ,” said Sossion.

The KNUT SG said Prof. Magoha should address issues such as lack of enough teachers, poorly developed infrastructure and the training of teachers.

Meanwhile, a section of political leaders want the Education CS to engage other stakeholders in the Education sector.

Speaking in Migori West SDA church on Saturday, Homabay Senator Moses Kajwang’ called on Prof. Magoha to hold a national conference and engage the KNUT leadership in delivering the CBC.

“Prof. Magoha there is just one ingredient you need to omit from your curriculum; that is arrogance. You must ensure that this curriculum is not about the personalities of Magoha and Sossion,” said Kajwang.

The KNUT SG has for the last two weeks engaged in a war of words with Prof. Magoha over the implementation of the new Curriculum.

Last week, Magoha led the launch of the curriculum policy insisting the CBC will be fully implemented by the government.

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