• "With the help of your parent , draw your governor."
Competency-based curriculum(CBC) that has been implemented in Kenya's education system has raised a lot of concerns from parents.
The curriculum entails the use practical lessons in schools, other than the theoretical learning that was in the 8-4-4 system.
With CBC pupils are given assignments, and parents are required to guide them through and provide support materials.
A section of parents has expressed the stressful time they are having helping their children do assignments.
"CBC is asking students for Luo proverbs. Someone help me tumalize homework kabla aende shuleni."
Another one wrote;
"CBC With the help of your parent , draw your governor... Lakini shida ya walimu ni nini?"
Another netizen complained about his relative missing school because of an unfinished assignment.
"So I make a phone call to shags, accidentally my niece in Grade 1 picks the phone instead of her grandma.
I ask her why she is not in school, her answer "Tuliambiwa tuende na kikapu kimeshonwa ,mom ananishonea leo" Jeso ! I was speechless, so no kikapu, no school."
"CBC parents have just taken a picture of a mosquito resting on a bed-net, ready for printing at a cyber cafe before the bus arrives at 5am tomorrow."
"A CBC parent somewhere is right now holding a chicken hostage so that the child can draw a live chicken and color it.
And then they will wait for the cock to crow at 4 am and record the crowing, so that the sound can be played in class tomorrow."
The curriculum has sparked debate from parents, prompting lawyer Esther Angawa to start working on a petition against CBC.
"I have set up email@example.com to receive information from education experts, teachers, parents to help build a formidable petition against CBC," she announced.
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