Prof Charles Ong’ondo has ben appointed director Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development for a term of five years.
He now takes over from Dr Joel Mabonga who has been acting Chief Executive Officer after Dr Jwan Julius, who was the substantive boss was appointed Vocational and Technical Training
Now, ‘Prof Otiko’ is at the helm of the KICD, the institution tasked with developing curricula and curriculum support materials for learners.
His appointment as KICD director-cum-chief executive officer was done on September 25 by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
The government has started preparations to roll out the 2-6-6-3 curriculum to Grade 5 after publishers were asked to submit learning materials for evaluation.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development will evaluate and approve materials to be used for teaching and learning in schools.
Much-touted Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) currently being implemented in schools is now anchored in law after legislators approved Sessional Paper Number 1 of 2019.
A private school in Kasarani, Nairobi county is making major strides using the new Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) to identify talented pupils and nurture their talents.
Key reforms in the education sector, including status update on the progress of the new curriculum, and the distribution of textbooks in schools is top of the agenda at a headteachers’ meeting that commences today in Mombasa.
Oxford University Press East Africa (OUP) will train over 7,500 lower primary school teachers in line with the new competence-based curriculum introduced this year.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will train 68,490 teachers on new curriculum in December, Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia has said.
The implementation of Competency-Based Curriculum enters Grade Four in January next year.