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National Assembly faults Judiciary over CBC debate

The National Assembly has accused the Judiciary of trying to gag it from debating the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

The lawmakers were furious that the courts want to shield Kenyans from knowing the truth on challenges facing the new education system.

This is after failing to debate a petition by nominated MP Wilson Sossion seeking to halt the implementation of the curriculum.

House Speaker Justin Muturi told the house that deliberating on the petition would be prejudicial as a similar matter is pending in court.

Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi filed a petition in court seeking conservatory orders against further implementation of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC).

In the petition, Havi wants the matter to be heard by an uneven number of judges of not less than five.

The petition is also seeking to know whether Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha can alter the system of education through sessional papers and policy decisions instead of legislation.

The LSK President argued that under the Education Act, only Parliament can change the system of education.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has on several occasions defended the competency-based curriculum saying its implementation is unstoppable.

Magoha said the curriculum change cannot be stopped by a few individuals who have refused to view it from a positive perspective.

The CS noted that the Curriculum was an idea whose time had come and that no weapon formed against it will see the light of day.

Magoha insists that the country is moving on, and urged everyone to support it. His rallying call has received the backing of the National Parents Association.

The association dismissed claims that parents are struggling to meet the demands of the CBC.


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