CBC implementation in Limbo
CBC implementation is in Limbo as many leaders seem to be against it. Parents have raised their concerns that it adds another responsibility to them and also expensive in the long run. Former KNUT secretary general Hon. Wilson Sossion has said CBC is not bad but the way it was brought is wrong. He lamented that it is a pure business by President Uhuru Kenyatta and linked it to Microsoft tycoon Bill gates, that during the process of implementation Microsoft products come into play.
Sossion also added that it ought to have started with teacher training and resource mobilization. He also complained about corruption shooting down CBC and quoted an instance where 1 Billion Kenya shillings was released by the treasury. What gets to implementation is 300 million, 700 million is squandered already on the way.
LSK President Nelson Havi has also come out clearly to join the parents and teachers on the issues around CBC. He wrote on his twitter account “I have heard your cries parents, guardians and teachers. The petition challenging CBC will be filed in Court next week. The education system in Kenya should not be an expensive, inefficient and ineffective experiment with our children and their future as is our leadership”.
Some schools have been accused of asking the parents to acquire expensive books for their children and even giving learners expensive homework assignments. This is to cater for the less equipped schools and the gap between urban and rural schools seems to be an headache as urban schools have access to computers. This disparity is heading to a headwind because most schools in the rural areas cannot afford to purchase most of the required equipment due to the rural setting and livelihood.