Out goes 8-4-4 as government launches new programme
, by Hezron Otieno
The Ministry of education is set to launch a complete and new set up system of education that is expected to replace the current 8-4-4 system.
Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said that the study will be carried out and will involve 470 schools, aimed to test the feasibility and validity of the planned curriculum designs, teacher preparation and assessment models.
“A lot of planning is in place. We have allocated sufficient resources from the National Treasury to move this process forward and in working on this curriculum. No one should have any fear because we had a subcommittee costing the implementation of this program,” he said.
Speaking during the launch of the pilot programme, Matiang’i said the system will replace the entire system from standard One to Form Four with Grade 1 to Grade 12.
“We want to keep an eye on the cost of implementing this curriculum so that we do not make a decision and then later on we cannot live by it because it is too expensive to implement,” he added.
The system according to Matiang’i has been allocated enough funds and is set to be rolled out starting January 2018.