Don't pigeonhole students into academic streams

Solidarity Day school

Grade 4 pupils of Solidarity Day and Boarding Primary School in Ruai, Nairobi County, learn about soil particles under the Competency Based Curriculum on January 16, 2020.

Photo credit: Evans Habil | Nation Media Group

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Proficiency • As the authorities implement the competency-based-curriculum (CBC), Taabu Tele pleads, “they must not pigeonhole students into academic streams”. He adds: “Let the arts, sciences and Stem be used as broad guidelines to allow students to explore more than one. Kenya needs wholesome professionals with proficiency in multiple disciplines.” His contact is [email protected].

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