Government to host CBC content in the cloud

The government will soon launch a cloud-based storage system for the new education system, the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC).

Speaking to editors during its monthly Press Club, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha stated that the cloud is ready and is only awaiting its launch.

Prof. Magoha added that they are in discussions with various stakeholders on how to avail the content to teachers and institutions that are in far-flunked areas, not easily accessible by the internet.

At the same forum, Prof. Magoha affirmed that the government is not fully ready for the new system, there will never be a time when it is fully ready. It is therefore continuing to roll out the system in a phased manner focusing on teachers of Grades 1-4.

CBC will be the education system for primary and secondary schools. At the tertiary or university levels, it is the education subjects that will need to be realigned to the new curriculum.

He championed the new system as having reduced teacher absenteeism to zero and this is key to increasing learner outcomes including performance.

It champions four Cs of Communication and collaboration; Critical thinking and problem solving; Creativity and Imagination and Citizenship.

It is divided in to three; Early Years Education which takes five years: Pre-primary and Lower primary being two years of pre-primary and three years of lower primary school education, Middle School Education which takes six years comprising three years of upper primary and three years of lower secondary education and Senior School which takes three years of education targeted at learners in the age bracket of 15 to 17 years. Senior School lays the foundation for further education and training at the tertiary level and the world of work.


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