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Grade Three pupils at Turi Sulgwita Primary School in Nakuru County before a practical lesson of filtration.

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Competence based curricula have been in use all over the world since the mid-1970s, with various success rates. If well-implemented, and any underlying problems solved, they have been found to be quite effective methods of transferring and retaining knowledge, in stark contrast to previous educational systems, which were more content-based. These former education systems focused on memorisation rather than understanding.


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