Education CS George Magoha has asked the incoming president to allow him more time to supervise the construction of CBC classrooms into completion.
Magoha reported that the Ministry of Education is in its last stages of rolling out the CBC.
However, he admitted that he still needs time under the next government to ensure all classrooms are completed.
“We intend to complete most of the CBC classrooms by election time, should there be a small balance, since I am not a politician, and you can judge me on that, only God knows who will be the president, I don’t know and whoever comes in will be my commander in chief,” Prof. Magoha said.
“I hope that before that person is sworn in, they can allow me to finish the remaining classrooms. I stand guided if I’m allowed to continue, I shall continue to ensure that the classrooms are completed, if I’m guided to go and rest, then I will obey the command because I work at someone’s command,” he added.
Nonetheless, CS Magoha directed that all basic education institutions close starting Tuesday, August 2.
Likewise, most schools are used as polling centers by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Hence, the closure of schools is to pave way for the General Election set for August 9.
In addition, the first group of Grade 7 learners will start joining Junior Secondary schools under the CBC program in January 2023.
Moreover, 2.5 million students will be transitioning under CBC. However, the curriculum is still contentious among education stakeholders, who have been calling on the government to set aside its implementation.
According to the stakeholders, the CBC System lacks proper basic structures.
Nonetheless, during Madara Day celebrations in June, President Uhuru Kenyatta said there would be no looking back in regard to the CBC rollout.