- May 25, 2019
- Posted by: p mulee
Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Ababu Namwamba (Right) and Slovakian Ambassador to Kenya HE Frantisek Dlhopolcek (Left) officially open a Computer Lab at St Philip Neri Primary School on Friday May 24, 2019/PHOTO/COURTESY
By Our Correspondent
Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Ababu Namwamba has told off those opposed to the roll out of Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) in the Education system.
He urged Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and any other stakeholder dissatisfied with the implementation of the new curriculum to give it a chance and push for reforms saying the 8-4-4 system was not perfect when it was launched, but underwent review through its implementation.
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step and therefore those opposed to the new curriculum should allow its roll out and join the ministry of education and other stakeholders for review”, said Namwamba.
The CAS spoke on Friday when jointly with Slovakian Ambassador to Kenya HE Frantisek Dlhopolcek officially opened a new computer laboratory at St Philip Neri Primary School, in Joska, Machakos County. The school which is funded by the Slovak Republic has a population of 250 students, 18 living with disability, 10 Albino and former street children among others. Dr Namwamba expressed the government’s gratitude to the Slovak Republic for supporting Kenya in the Education Sector and president Kenyatta’s big four agenda.
“The Slovak government is not only supporting St Philip Neri primary and Community Health centre here alone, but has sponsored other institutions in Bundalagi in Busia, Homabay, and in Kilifi.”, he said adding that the Slovak government is funding Cashew nuts production in the Coast region.
He said the government is happy with what he termed genuine and sincere bilateral ties with Slovakia, a small country of 5 million people.
The Envoy echoed Dr Namwamba’s sentiments saying his government enjoyed cordial relations with Kenya and will continue its support to different sectors.
The School Director Nicodemus Kimilu said the institution was embracing new CBC system of education and confirmed the teachers had been trained to roll out the curriculum.
He said the new computer lab will go a long way in digitizing learning in the school.