New curriculum should target the ‘educated fools’ pulling us back

Pupils of Nginya'ng Primary School in Tiaty - sub county during lessons on January 6, 2016. If our new curriculum can inculcate an excitement in learners, a lifelong desire to discover and acquire new knowledge, then it will be a true success. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN |

What you need to know:

  • As we reform our curriculum, we must keep in mind the end result we want to achieve - Kenyan citizens of quality, not just people who have filled their minds with what has been referred to as “book learning”.
  • Somehow, we have leadership mixed up with power and recognition.
  • The competitive nature of our education system might be something we want to take a second look at.
  • If our new curriculum can inculcate an excitement in learners, a lifelong desire to discover and acquire new knowledge, then it will be a true success.

Think back to your early days, to your primary school, perhaps somewhere in the village or in the estate where you lived.

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