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Sonko: CBC could transform Kenya into a manufacturer of planes and cars

Former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has said Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) education system should be implemented everywhere because it could be what transforms the country into a manufacturer of planes and vehicles.

Making reference to a video clip that captured of a young learner on a bodaboda holding his handmade model of an Easy Coach bus, Sonko said attributed some creativity to CBC.

“If CBC is making children be this creative, then let it be implemented everywhere because we might start manufacturing our own planes and Lexus,” said Sonko.

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In the video, the young boy is seen holding his ‘Easy Coach’ bus , a sure sign of how creative he is.

People filming the video are heard in the background praising CBC and the young boy for being so creative.

Just a few weeks ago, President William Ruto appointed a 42-member taskforce to evaluate the country’s education system and come up with recommendations, key among them an appropriate structure to implement CBC.

The taskforce, under the chairmanship of Prof Raphael Munavu, will work for a six-month period and will be required to submit a progress report every two months from the date of their appointment.

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Other members of the taskforce include globally celebrated Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi, Commission for University Education (CUE) boss Prof David Some and University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof Stephen Gitahi Kiama.

Others are Dr Halima Saado Abdilahi, Prof Collins Odote, Dr Ciriaka Gitonga, Purity Mbaabu, Dr Edward Katue Nzinga and Ms Virginia Wahome.

The task force, which has been assigned seven secretaries, will study all laws governing the basic education subsector and make recommendations for review of the legislations with a view to addressing duplication, ambiguities, efficiency, constraints and improving linkages.

CBC, under the 2-6-3-3 system of education, was unveiled in 2017 to replace the 8-4-4 education system which had been in place for 32 years.

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