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The Burden Of Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) – Part 1

The Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) that has been rolled out in Kenya is a burden to many parents.

The one champion that has taken time to educate Kenyans on the effects of CBC is Dr. Wandia Njoya.

Dr. Njoya has really written extensively and shared on the negatives of CBC.

The education curriculum is a colonial extension in Kenya for slavery, making Kenyan children consumers of Apple, Google and the western capitalists dregs of useless things.

READ: ‘CBC is not the education that the children of Kenya deserve’, Dr. Wandia Njoya

Am not as fluent in my explanation as Dr. Wandia Njoya might be, that’s why I have in the past shared her articles on my blog, because no one I have come across understands, explains and criticises CBC as knowledgeable as her.

‘CBC is curriculum on the cheap, because the parent makes publishers and schools rich and gets the minimum education back, and is then held entirely responsible in the name of parental involvement’, Dr Wandia Njoya

I wish to delve into examples, naming schools and how they treat the students and parents as per CBC.

Today we start with Donholm Primary School.

The curriculum is not a great thing, as shown and will be shown in subsequent articles about different schools, it seems the teachers are struggling to implement it and so engage in cowardly acts such as beating pupils if they don’t bring money or what the teacher asked for, threatening parents with expulsion of their kids from school if they become ‘unruly’.

READ: Educationist Wandia Njoya tears into CBC conference

Let’s just say, CBC is a sad situation and should stop. Why has the people eating perdiems at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

Donholm Primary School

This school is in Eastlands, Nairobi. From what I’ve heard from other schools, parents are asked to bring crazy stuff that are out of this world. We shall see this more as I lay bear the moronic curriculum.

At Donholm Primary School, parents pay Ksh200 per week for a Saturday tuition. The money is said to cater for lunch and tuition, yet tuition is banned in Kenya.

The unofficial school fees is Ksh2900 per term. On top of this, parents are supposed to cough up Ksh50 per day for lunch, Ksh10 for porridge.

The said part of this school is that if a pupil fails to bring the monies, they are beaten like prisoners.

READ: Urgent: ‘The new education curriculum is turning citizens into mere workers’, Wandia Njoya

‘It is like a concentration camp’, one parent said, adding that the pupils are then told not to tell their parents that they’ve been beaten.

At Donholm Primary School, parents are told to pay Ksh150 per exam.

Another private school inside Umoja Estate, because of CBC asked parents to buy First Aid kits for their children. Now imagine 50 first aid kits in school.

What is CBC really? Can all pupils afford?

The problems of CBC can also be seen from the way parents are sharing online.

READ: The New Competence Based Curriculum: Doing More Harm Than Good

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