President Ruto team proposes radical reforms in Kenya's education system

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A task force appointed by President Ruto has recommended sweeping reforms cutting across all education levels.

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By  David Muchunguh

Senior Writer

Nation Media Group

President William Ruto on Tuesday (August 1, 2023), unveiled an ambitious plan complete with a raft of recommendations aimed at reforming the education system from pre-primary to tertiary levels as the 8-4-4 shift gains momentum.

The report by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reform (PWPER) was presented to Dr Ruto at State House, Nairobi. If fully implemented, the report, which the President said he was proud of, will shake up the entire education system from the ground up.

"I will lead the team that will ensure that the recommendations are implemented for the benefit of children and society," he said.

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The PWPER was appointed at the end of September last year and travelled around the country to gather views from the public. Its mandate expired at the end of March, but Dr Ruto extended it to June 9, 2023 as it had not completed the task.

"The country is no longer restive because we have addressed all the concerns about what will happen to our children," Dr Ruto said.

The PWPER was chaired by Prof Raphael Munavu and, with the task completed, the focus now shifts to implementing the recommendations. The document includes proposed legislative changes that will require action by Parliament.

Primary and junior secondary learners will bear a lighter burden after the team proposed a reduction in the number of learning areas.

"Stakeholders raised concerns about the high number of learning areas in primary and junior secondary schools; curriculum overload and overlap; high cost of updating CBC passed on to parents; internet and electricity connectivity challenges that negatively affect digital literacy; and low levels of literacy and numeracy for basic learning," the report says.

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PWPER, therefore, recommends that the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) reduce the number of learning areas from nine to seven for Grades One to Three, from 12 to eight for Grades Four to Six and from 14 to nine for Grades Seven to Nine. The number of learning areas will be five in pre-primary and seven in Junior Senior School (Grades Seven to 12). The PWPER envisages a comprehensive school comprising pre-primary, primary and junior secondary in one campus and managed as one institution. The term 'secondary' will be dropped from the current Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary.

To deal with the cut-throat competition for places in secondary schools, the report recommends the abolition of the classification of schools as national, extra-county, county or sub-county and the reclassification of schools as day, boarding, mixed (day/boarding), mixed (boys/girls) and according to the pathways they will offer at senior secondary level.

In a move to embed community service learning — a key component of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) — the report recommends a programme modelled on the National Youth Service pre-university programme that collapsed in the 1980s.

"Introduce a mandatory three-month community service programme for senior school graduates before entering tertiary institutions and a further nine months of mandatory community service upon completion of tertiary education. A certificate of completion of community service should be issued as proof of completion before admission to the world of work," the report says.

It goes on to suggest that the Ministry of Education (MoE) develops a policy framework on dress code for all levels of education.

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In response to stakeholder concerns about teacher qualifications for the implementation of the CBC, the report recommends that the MoE develops guidelines for all teachers who graduated before 2023 to undergo a mandatory one-year retooling and upgrading programme. This effectively means all teachers in service and those who are unemployed.

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"Given the gradual implementation of the CBC, the MoE and sector stakeholders need to prioritise the retooling of teachers in line with the new requirements of the CBC and the learning/subject areas," the report says.

Teacher training, which was previously the responsibility of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), has now been transferred to the MoE, which significantly reduces the powers of the TSC.

Universities are also expected to develop one-year retraining programmes for teachers in preparation for competency-based teacher education programmes.

The PWPER has also recommended an increase in funding for education. Pre-primary education, which was previously unfunded, will be funded at the rate of Sh1,170 per learner per year, while the primary school capitation grant will almost double from Sh1,420 to Sh2,238 per year. Senior high school students will receive Sh22,527 per year. The current capitation is Sh22,244, which has been in place since 2018. Secondary school principals have been lobbying for an increase to Sh30,000.

There is also a recommendation to introduce a minimum essential package to cushion schools whose enrolment is below the optimal level. The recommended amounts are Sh70,200 for pre-primary, Sh537,120 for primary, Sh2.03 million for junior, Sh3.04 million for senior and Sh1.89 million for special education.

The PWPER has also recommended that the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, which has been in existence since 1968, be abolished and replaced with the Kenya Basic Education Bursaries and Scholarship Council. Its mandate will be to coordinate the administration of bursaries and scholarships.

"There are multiple sources of scholarships and bursaries that are fragmented and uncoordinated, with no clear selection criteria for beneficiaries. Most of them are characterised by corruption, nepotism and tribalism, with undeserving, well-connected beneficiaries benefiting more than the deserving," the report says.

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Sources of scholarships and bursaries include the MoE, the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF), county governments, banks and foundations, NGOs, faith-based organisations and philanthropic individuals.

The new entity will have a centralised database of all scholarships and bursaries. The provision of bursaries and scholarships from two sources will be prohibited, as will the return of excess bursary and scholarship funds to recipients.

"Needy students are to be identified through schools, districts, sub-districts and counties, involving religious leaders, principals and elected leaders. The council is to be established as a semi-autonomous government agency within the [State Department] of Basic Education," the report says.

According to the document, stakeholders suggested that tracking of learners should start at birth to inform school enrolment and for capitation purposes. It recommends the introduction of a unique identifier for each child from birth throughout their education. This should be achieved within a year.

The report includes an implementation matrix, setting out the timetable for each action point and the ministry or agency responsible.

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President William Ruto has appointed a taskforce to evaluate the competency based curriculum

President William Ruto has appointed a taskforce to evaluate the competency based curriculum and to also recommend appropriate reforms to other sectors of the country’s education.

The President made the appointment of the Working Party on Education Reform through a Kenya Gazette Notice on September 29, 2022.

The Working Party is comprised of 42 members with Prof. Raphael Munavu as its chairperson.

The terms of reference of the working party is to “cause and undertake summative evaluation of Kenya competency based curriculum” and “to assess and recommend an appropriate structure to implement the competency-based curriculum”.

The team is supposed to study all laws governing basic education and make recommendations for review of these legislations with a view to addressing duplication, ambiguities, efficiency constraints and improving linkages.

It will make recommendations on the implementation of key aspects of the CBC system including “value-based education, community service learning, parental empowerment and engagement.”

Other key aspects the team will review include the assessment and examination framework, the quality assurance and standards framework, the teacher education and training framework for both pre-service and in-service, the teacher deployment framework, the technology for curriculum delivery and improved learning outcomes and education management.

Other areas of review in relation to basic education include access to education, public school categorisation system and management of bursaries.

“The Working Party shall have the powers and carry out such other functions necessary to undertake any matter incidental or ancillary to the foregoing,” said President Ruto in the Gazette Notice.

On tertiary and university education, the working party will review and recommend a governance and financing framework for TVET training and development, university education, research and training.

It will also study all laws governing tertiary education and make recommendations for review of these legislations with a view to streamlining effectiveness and efficiency in the subsector.

The team is mandated to recommend a framework of operationalising the National Open University of Kenya and a framework on Open, Distance and E-line learning, to make recommendations for streamlining continuity in TVET and university education transition and to review and recommend legislation to facilitate amalgamation of HELB, TVET and University Funding Boards with a view of harmonising and merging all tertiary education funding entities.

The working party will subsist for six months and will issue the President with a progress report every two months and a final report at the end of its term.

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President Ruto gazettes 49-member taskforce to spearhead education reforms

President William Ruto has today September 30, gazetted a 49-member team to spearhead education reform for the next six months.

The 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner Peter Mokaya Tabichi is among the appointees.

Professor Raphael Munavu will be the Chairperson of the team tasked with evaluating the country’s education system which has come under sharp criticism in recent times.

The Committee will furnish the President with a report on their progress every two months, and a final report at the end of the term.

President Ruto has granted the committee powers to invite and consider views from sector stakeholders and members of the public, hold such a number of meetings in the places and at such times as it shall consider necessary for the proper discharge of its functions, and regulate its own procedure.

On basic education the committee will cause and undertake summative evaluation of competency based curriculum, CBC, assess and recommend an appropriate structure to be implemented,  study all laws governing the basic education subsector and make recommendations for review of these legislations with a view to addressing duplication, ambiguities, efficiency constraints and improving linkages.

They will also study the access to CBC, the assessment and examination frameworks and the teacher education, training for both preservice and in-service, deployment and the technology for curriculum delivery, improved learning outcomes, and education management.

In tertiary and university education, the President is tasking the team to review and recommend governance and financing framework for TVET training and development, university education, research, and training.

“They will recommend a framework of operationalizing the National Open University of Kenya and a framework on Open, Distance and E-line learning (ODEL) and review and recommend legislation to facilitate amalgamation of HELB, TVET and University Funding Boards with a view of harmonizing and merging all tertiary education funding entities,” Ruto said in the Gazette notice.

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The recently released CBC Task Force Report outlines a comprehensive set of recommendations poised to reshape the landscape of education in Kenya.

From restructuring the school system to enhancing teacher training and implementing sustainable financing models, the report aims to address current challenges and pave the way for a more equitable, inclusive, and effective education system.

The key recommendations include:

1. Comprehensive School System: A Paradigm Shift in Education (PP1 — Grade 9)

The task force recommends the adoption of a Comprehensive School System, consolidating Pre-Primary, Primary, and Junior Schools into a single institution.

The removal of the term “Secondary” aims to streamline the educational journey for students.

2. Foundational Learning Investment: Building Blocks for Success

Prioritizing foundational learning is crucial to preventing future crises in education.

The report underscores the importance of investing in basic literacy, numeracy, and transferable skills to create a solid foundation for acquiring higher-order skills.

3. Streamlining Learning Areas: Reducing Overload and Overlaps

To address curriculum overload, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) proposes a reduction in the number of learning areas at different educational levels.

This strategic move aims to enhance the quality of education by minimizing redundancy.

4. Categorization Based on Career Pathways: A New Perspective for Senior Schools

The task force recommends replacing the current categorization of public Secondary schools with a system based on career pathways.

This shift aims to align education with students’ future career goals, fostering more targeted and practical learning experiences.

5. Integration of Education Management: KEMIS and Birth Registration

Renaming the Education Management Information System (EMIS) to Kenya Education Management Information System (KEMIS), and integrating birth registration, marks a holistic approach to student tracking.

This collaborative effort between the Ministries of Education and Interior ensures a comprehensive database.

6. Strengthening Teacher Training: KeSTEM and KeTTC Initiatives

The Ministry of Education is advised to establish the Kenya School of Teacher and Education Management (KeSTEM) for in-service training and delegate the administration of pre-service teacher training to the Kenya Teacher Training College (KeTTC).

7. Quality Assurance Enhancement: Shaping Basic Education Standards

To eliminate overlaps in the Quality Assurance and Standards function, the task force suggests transferring these functions from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to the Ministry of Education.

Additionally, it emphasizes fortifying the Directorate of Quality Assurance and Standards at the State Department of Basic Education.

8. Teacher Retooling and Internship Programs: Ensuring CBC Compliance

In an effort to attract, develop, and retain effective teachers, a one-year mandatory retooling program for pre-service training graduates and a one-year internship program are recommended before teachers are officially registered.

9. Minimum Essential Package for Schools: Financial Support Framework

To support schools with varying enrollments, the task force proposes a minimum essential package, specifying recommended amounts for Pre-Primary, Primary, Junior School, Senior School, and Special Needs Education.

The recommended amounts are:

  • Ksh. 70,200 for Pre- Primary;
  • Ksh. 537,120 for Primary level;
  • Ksh. 2,030,805 for Junior School;
  • Ksh. 3,041,145 for Senior School; and
  • Ksh. 1,890,000 for Special Needs Education.

10. Revised Capitation: Adapting to CBC Realities

The task force advocates for a revised capitation structure to align with the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) requirements.

Implement revised capitation in view of the realities of CBC as follows:

  • Ksh 1,170 for Pre-Primary;
  • Ksh. 2,238 for Primary level;
  • Ksh. 15,043 for Junior School;
  • Ksh. 22,527 for Senior School (Day);
  • Ksh. 19,800 for SNE (Day) and
  • Ksh. 38,280 for SNE (Boarding);
  • and consider increasing the grant for ACE.

The capitation and grants to be reviewed every three years based on evolving educational needs.

11. Centralized Bursary and Scholarship Management: Kenya Basic Education Bursaries and Scholarship Council

To streamline the administration of bursaries and scholarships, the task force proposes the establishment of the Kenya Basic Education Bursaries and Scholarship Council, succeeding the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation.

12. Accelerated Education Programs: Guidelines for Inclusion and Equity

Guidelines for accelerated education programs are recommended for marginalized groups, learners with special needs, and adult and continuing education.

This move aims to enhance equitable access and inclusion across diverse educational needs.

13. TVET-Industry Linkages: Paving the Path for Career Continuity

Institutionalizing linkages between Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and industries, along with creating pathways between TVET and universities, fosters a seamless transition for students into the workforce.

14. Sustainable Financing for University Education: Addressing Equity

The task force suggests a sustainable financing model for university education, combining grants, scholarships, loans, and household contributions.

This approach targets different student categories, ensuring equitable access and inclusion.

15. Tertiary Education Placement and Funding Bill: Enhancing Efficiency

Enacting the proposed Tertiary Education Placement and Funding Bill, which amalgamates the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), University Fund Board (UFB), and TVET Fund, is expected to enhance efficiency in higher education funding.

16. Ring-Fencing Resources for VTCs: A Commitment to Vocational Training Centers

Both the National and County Governments are encouraged to develop a financing framework for ring-fencing resources for Vocational Training Centers (VTCs), emphasizing the importance of vocational education.

17. Operationalizing the Open University: Expanding Access to Higher Education

The government is urged to operationalize the Open University in Kenya, with the first cohort of students expected to be admitted in September 2023.

This move aims to broaden access to higher education opportunities.

18. Strengthening University Governance: Amendments to the Universities Act

Amendments to the Universities Act are proposed to strengthen university governance.

 Key changes include excluding the Public Service Commission (PSC) from the Chancellor’s appointment process, introducing a selection panel, and empowering councils in top management appointments.

19. Environmental Conservation in Education: A Holistic Approach

Institutionalizing environmental conservation and climate change action in all learning institutions underscores a commitment to fostering eco-conscious practices among students.

20. Mandatory Community Service: Bridging Education and Social Responsibility

Introducing a mandatory three-month community service program for Senior School graduates, both before and after tertiary education, emphasizes the importance of social responsibility and community engagement.

A certificate of compliance becomes a prerequisite for entering the workforce.

21. Internal Capacity Building for KNEC: Ensuring Assessment Independence

The task force recommends enhancing the internal capacity of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) to print national assessments, ensuring the independence and reliability of the assessment process.

Conclusion: A Blueprint for Educational Transformation

The CBC Task Force Report and Recommendations present a holistic blueprint for the transformation of the Kenyan education system.

From restructuring schools to promoting environmental consciousness and community engagement, these recommendations aim to create a robust, inclusive, and future-ready educational framework.

The downloadable PDF serves as a comprehensive guide for stakeholders, outlining the path towards a progressive and responsive education system in Kenya.

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Kenya: CBC Task Force to Thoroughly Assess Curriculum to Alleviate Parents' Burden - President Ruto

Nairobi — President William Ruto has assured that his administration will streamline the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) to avoid burdening parents and teachers.

During his tour in Homabay County, President Ruto pointed out that the 42-member taskforce committee formed to assess the CBC curriculum will ensure they make changes in the curriculum after a thorough public participation.

"I formed a special taskforce to look into the CBC curriculum so that the curriculum can be able to help our children and also alleviate the burden of the curriculum from our parents," he stated.

"I hear parents are doing homework until 2pm in the night so we will reduce the homework burden on parents," President Ruto stated during his first tour in Nyanza region after he was elected into office.

On Friday, President Ruto appointed a 42-member taskforce to evaluate the country's Education system and come up with recommendations, key among them an appropriate structure to implement the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

In a Gazette Notice dated September 30, 2022, President Ruto said the Working Party on Education Reform will work for a six-month period and will be required to submit to him a progress report every two months from the date of their appointment.

The team, which will be chaired Prof. Raphael Munavu, comprises of among others globally celebrated Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi, Mutheu Kasanga, who was part of the CBC task force as well as Prof Collins Odete among others.

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The gazetted team will address three major issues on the competency-based curriculum. The task force will submit recommendations in the basic education sector, on competency-based curriculum and the higher education sub-sector.

"IT is notified for the general information of the public that William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces has appointed a Working Party on Education Reform," the notice reads in parts.

Apart from reviewing and evaluating CBC the team will also check and recommend equitable access to education, especially for those facing social, economic and geographic marginalization, vulnerable populations, children and persons with special needs.

At the same time, the working party will review and recommend a tracking system to capture and enroll children of school age to ensure universal access to pre-primary, primary and secondary education.

Following their appointment, the members are required to issue the president with a progress report after every two months and at the end of the term.

They are also expected to consider and invite perspectives and opinions from stakeholders and members of the public.

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Summary of the Final Recommendations of the CBC Education Reforms Task Force

The Presidential Working Committee on Education Reforms in Kenya has submitted the final findings and recommendations. Read a summary of all the recommendations below;

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Education taskforce recommends increase in university fees from Ksh.16K to Ksh.52K

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The taskforce, which presented its report to President William Ruto last week has also proposed a raft of measures aimed at improving the quality of higher education in the country; including easing the financial burden on universities by writing off debts owed by universities to statutory bodies. 

The second interim report, which focuses on higher education and the reforms needed to make it better and affordable, takes a deep dive into the financing of this sector. 

The working party proposes a threefold increase in the fees paid by government-sponsored students in Kenyan universities from current Ksh.16, 000 to Ksh.52, 000 per semester. 

While advocating for the fee increment, the taskforce is also asking the government to increase its funding of education at university level, which currently falls below the institutions’ needs. 

In public universities, there is a short fall of about Ksh.164 billion, cumulatively from 2018/2019 to the 2022/2023 academic year. Private universities fair slightly better with a funding deficit of Ksh.56.96billion over the same period. 

The report also suggests that the government writes off huge debts owed by universities to statutory bodies, which currently stands at Ksh.56.13 billion, including deductions for PAYE, pension, NHIF, NSSF amongst others.

Beyond funding issues, the report also prescribes ways in which governance in universities can be improved, including ensuring that chancellor vacancies in 28 universities be filled. 

The group says that while the president should still be the appointing authority for chancellors, the input of the Cabinet Secretary for Education and the university’s Senate should be sought.

It also wants the government to aim at increasing the enrolment of students in teachers training colleges that currently stands at a meagre 14.7%, or 3,922 students in 34 institutions, which have a capacity of 26,650 students. 

Additionally, the taskforce wants government to expand the space for Technical and Vocational Training by establishing such institutes across the country, with a National Polytechnic in every county, Technical Vocational College in every constituency and a Vocational Training Centre in each ward.

Neither the president nor the ministry of education has publicly responded to the contents of the report. 

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Details of Key Recommendation Education CS Gave to CBC Task Force

  • by Angela Wakini on Friday, 25 November 2022 - 7:02 am

The Ministry of Education, under the stewardship of Cabinet Secretary(CS) Ezekiel Machogu, urged the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) task force to upgrade the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) into a semi-autonomous government agency.

State Department for Early Learning and Basic Education, Principal Secretary (PS) Dr. Julius Jwan, disclosed during the 4th KISE Conference on Thursday, November 24, held in Kasarani, Nairobi.

Jwan, who represented CS Machogu, explained that KISE, which is one of the best-funded government facilities, would be equipped with expensive machines and devices after uplift. 

"The government has already released money for purchasing specialized equipment for the institute in the government’s continued support of the facility." The PS revealed.

He detailed that schools had been instructed to construct structures accommodating disabled students.

"The ministry conducted assessments on what learners need and provided capitation whereby special needs receive more than those in regular schools," he expounded.

Jwan further detailed plans that would see the expansion of KISE and the opening of regional branches across the country, hence cascading special education closer to the grassroots. 

Also at the event was Sylvia Mochabo, the Founder of ANDY SPEAKS 4 Special Needs Persons Africa and Board Director at the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, who stated that parents of children with autism were in support of CBC.

Mochabo highlighted that the curriculum had unveiled opportunities for the children, enabling them to explore and discover their talents.

In contrast, she highlighted that for children with disabilities to benefit from government policies, there should be a synergy between different ministries to ensure that learners experience growth.

KISE director, Dr. Norman Kiogora, encouraged parents with children living with disabilities to enrol them in special schools instead of hiding them at home.

The annual event themed 'Parental Empowerment and Engagement' drew parents and participants from Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Somalia and the United Kingdom.

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List of All Education TaskForce Proposals and their Respective Impact in Kenya Education

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List of All Education TaskForce Proposals and their Respective Impact in Kenya Education. Kenya’s Education Task Force presented various recommendations for human capacity development in education.

One of the recommendations was to expand educational institutions to give intermediate level training at the ward, constituency, and county levels.

This extension would enable students in many parts of the country gain access to education and training opportunities.

Another suggestion made by the Task Force was to provide alternate educational modalities, such as remote learning and skills training, for students who may not benefit from regular secondary education.

This recommendation acknowledges that not all students learn efficiently in typical classroom settings and provides alternate routes to education and skill development.

To overcome the obstacles of providing free day secondary schooling, the Task Force proposed hiring private auditors to oversee proper use of public money.

This recommendation seeks to increase openness and accountability in educational fund administration, as well as to reduce corruption and ensure that resources are used effectively for educational purposes.

Overall, the Education Task Force ‘s proposals in Kenya aim to promote access to education, provide alternative learning pathways, and improve openness and accountability in the education system.

These measures are critical for the country’s human capacity development and socioeconomic advancement.

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1) The Ministry of Education should implement a Comprehensive School System (PP1 — Grade 9) that combines Pre-Primary, Primary School, and Junior School into a single institution. The terms “Secondary” and “Senior Secondary” should be deleted from the current Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary School.

2) To avoid future educational crises, Kenya should prioritize investment in foundational learning. Basic reading, numeracy, and transferable abilities such as social and emotional skills are critical building blocks for learning higher order skills.

3) Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to reduce the number of learning areas in Lower Primary from 9 to 7; 12 to 8 in Upper Primary; and 14 to 9 in Junior School to address overload and overlaps. Pre-Primary will have 5 learning areas, while Senior School will have 7.

4) The Ministry of Education should abandon the current classification of public secondary schools as National, Extra-county, County, and Sub-county, and replace it with a classification based on career routes for Senior schools.

5) Rename the Education Management Information System (EMIS) to the Kenya Education Management Information System (KEMIS); and the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministries of Interior and National Administration, to integrate birth registration and to capture students in tertiary and vocational institutions, as well as school-age learners who are not enrolled.

6) The Ministry of Education will establish the Kenya School of Teacher and Education Management (KeSTEM) to manage in-service training, as well as the Kenya Teacher Training College (KeTTC) to oversee all pre-service teacher training.

7) To resolve overlapping mandates in the Basic Education Quality Assurance and Standards functions, move the Quality Assurance and Standards functions at TSC to the Ministry of Education. In addition, the State Department of Basic Education’s Directorate of Quality Assurance and Standards should be strengthened.

8) To attract, develop, and retain effective teachers, there should be a one-year mandatory retooling program for all pre-service training graduates to be CBCcompliant, as well as a one-year mandatory internship program upon completion of pre-service training before being registered into the teaching profession.

9) Implement a minimal essential package to help schools with enrollments that are less than optimal. Ksh. 70,200 is recommended for Pre-Primary, Ksh. 537,120 for Primary, Ksh. 2,030,805 for Junior School, Ksh. 3,041,145 for Senior School, and Ksh. 1,890,000 for Special Needs Education.

10) Adopt amended capitation in light of CBC reality, as follows: Ksh. 1,170 for Pre-Primary; Ksh. 2,238 for Primary; Ksh. 15,043 for Junior School; Ksh. 22,527 for Senior School (Day); Ksh. 19,800 for SNE (Day); and Ksh. 38,280 for SNE (Boarding); and consider raising the ACE grant. Every three years, the capitation and grants will be revised.

11) As the successor to the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, coordinate the management of bursaries and scholarships through the Kenya Basic Education Bursaries and Scholarship Council.

12) To improve equitable access and inclusion, the Ministry of Education will draft guidelines for accelerated education programs for marginalized groups, learners with special needs, and adult and continuing education.

13) Create institutionalized links between TVETs and industry, as well as avenues for continuity between TVET and universities.

14) Adopt a long-term financing strategy for university education that mixes grants/scholarships, loans, and household payments for students classified as vulnerable, highly needy, needy, and less needy in order to promote equal access and inclusion in education.

15) Pass the proposed Tertiary Education Placement and Funding Bill, which would combine the HELB, UFB, and TVET Fund to improve higher education funding efficiency.

16) The National Government and County Governments will collaborate to create a finance mechanism for ring-fencing VTC resources.

17) The Kenyan government will put the Open University into action, with the first cohort of students admitted in September 2023.

18) To strengthen university governance, amend the Universities Act to, among other things, exclude the Public Service Commission (PSC) from the Chancellor appointment process, provide for a selection panel in the appointment of Chancellors and Council members, and empower Councils to be responsible for the appointment of Vice-Chancellors and other top management of universities.

19) Make environmental protection and climate change action a part of all educational institutions.

20) Implement a three (3) month mandatory community service program for Senior School graduates before entering Tertiary institutions, followed by nine (9) months of mandatory community service after completing Tertiary education. A certificate of completion of community service will be issued as proof prior to employment.

21) The Kenyan government will strengthen KNEC’s own capacity to print national assessments.

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William Ruto Appoints LSK Boss Faith Odhiambo in Taskforce to Audit Kenya's National Debt

  • President William Ruto has appointed a task force to conduct a forensic audit of Kenya's national debt, announced in a gazette notice on July 5
  • Nancy Onyango, former director of the Office of Internal Audit and Inspection at the IMF, will head the task force, with Luis G. Franceschi as her deputy
  • Members include LSK President Faith Odhiambo, ICPAK chairperson Phillip Kaikai, Institution of Engineers of Kenya president Shammah Kiteme, and Policy & Governance Specialist Vincent Kimosop
  • To ensure a thorough audit, the task force is mandated to serve for three months, with the possibility of extension

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Nairobi - President William Ruto has appointed a task force to conduct a forensic audit of the national debt.

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List of people Ruto has appointed Into Presidential Taskforce on Forensic Audit of Public Debt

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In a gazette notice on Friday, July 5, the head of state announced the appointment of the former Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Inspection (OIA) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Nancy Onyango, to head the task force.

Onyango will head the Presidential Taskforce on Forensic Audit of Public Debt, deputised by Luis G. Franceschi.

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Other members are LSK President Faith Odhiambo, ICPAK chairperson Phillip Kaikai, Institution of Engineers of Kenya President Shammah Kiteme, and Policy & Governance Specialist Vincent Kimosop.

"In exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Constitution and the Statute Laws of the Republic of Kenya, I do hereby order and direct that a Presidential Taskforce on Forensic Audit of Public Debt is hereby established," read the notice in part.

The task force will serve for three months or longer as specified by notice in the gazette.

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William Ruto Appoints Team to Conduct Forensic Audit of Kenya's Debt, to Report Back in 3 Months

Why will Kenya have a debt audit?

In his public address from State House, Ruto said Kenyans were finally having the right conversation on issues that affect their daily lives, such as taxation, debt, the budget, and corruption.

Ruto said public debt is and remains a major concern in Kenya , arguing that the audit will give Kenyans a clear picture of Kenya's economy.

"This audit will provide the people of Kenya with clarity on the extent and nature of the debt, how public resources were expended and will recommend proposals for managing our public debt in a manner that is sustainable and with intergenerational equity," Ruto said.

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He explained that this would be done in a bid to narrow spending following the rejection of the Finance Bill 2024, which saw the government lose KSh 346 billion in revenue.

First Lady Rachel Ruto’s office was slated to receive KSh 697 million in the 2024/25 fiscal year, with that of Second Lady Dorcas Gachagua getting KSh 557 million.

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Recommendations to the CBC Task Force 1) Grade 7 and 8 to be in primary schools. 2) Primary school teachers holding Diplomas and Degree or senior teachers in primary to teach grade 7 and 8. 3) Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 to be in secondary schools. 5) All schools to be funded to be able to cater for the two pathways in Grade 11.

6) Schools to teach with what they have. No parent should be asked to buy any item. If the items needed for that topic aren’t available, the topic to be rescheduled and be taught later. 7) Assessment modalities to be changed. School Based Assessment to carry 20% while that of KNEC to carry 80%. 8) Teachers to assess learners with due respect to their religious faiths. 9) Professional Documents to be reduced. 10) TSC to put a hold on TPD but instead use every holiday to train teachers on CBC. 11) KPSEA to be a written exam with Insha and composition. 12) School Based Assessment to be conducted by external invigilators and results uploaded by the sub county KNEC offices. 13) KNEC to devolve it’s services by having Sub county KNEC offices. 14) Boarding schools to be abolished except in ASAL areas. 15) All schools to be of mixed gender. 16) Lowest entry grade for teaching courses to be reviewed. Primary: B- and Secondary B+. 17) Teachers’ pay: lowest Job group to be paid Basic Salary of 35000. C2 to start at 70000. 18) House Allowance to be uniform. 250000 despite where one works. 19) Children of teachers to be exempted from paying fees in all public schools. 20) All schools to have at least one police officer and a qualified counsellor. 21) All teachers to undego compulsory psychiatrist test and counseling services after every one three months.

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Established in 2008 through the endorsement of the Oslo Declaration, the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, also known as the Teacher Task Force (TTF), is a unique global independent alliance dedicated to addressing issues related to teachers and education. Its primary objective is to raise awareness, expand knowledge, and provide support to countries in line with target 4.c of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). This goal aims to "ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all." Aligned with the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the TTF operates based on its 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, which focuses on three core pillars: knowledge production and dissemination, advocacy, and national and regional policy learning. These pillars are aimed at keeping the importance of teachers and teacher development high on the international agenda.

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Under the overall guidance of the Director of the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems (ED/PLS), and of the Chief of the Teacher Development Section and Head of the Teacher Task Force Secretariat (ED/PLS/TED), and the direct supervision of the Senior project officer (coordinator) of the Teacher Task Force Secretariat, the Individual Specialist will support the Teacher Task Force Secretariat in improving its governance mechanisms and increase members engagement. The consultant will perform the following duties:

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  • Revise the welcome kits pack for new TTF members and lead in its implementation.
  • Document governing structure of the TTF and its Steering Committee and propose reforms on how the TTF secretariat handles governance issues.
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  • Support the work of regional groups, especially in the Arab region and Asia-Pacific, strengthening the TTF network, regional policy learning and promoting the engagement of members in the TTF activities.
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  • Review the existing members engagement tracker tool and develop strategies to increase members’ engagement.
  • Liaise with technical groups co-leads and the TTF secretariat regional group focal points to regularly inform the members engagement tracker tool.

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  • Thematic groups reform proposed – 10 September 2024
  • New version of the membership engagement tracker tool – 10 October 2024
  • Revised guidelines and documents for thematic groups – 10 November 2024
  • Report on the members’ engagement in the Arab region and in Asia-Pacific in 2024 – 10 December 2024
  • Annual TTF report – 10 January 2025
  • 2024 Lessons learnt and SP external evaluation PPT – 10 February 2025

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NAIROBI, Kenya July 5 – President William Ruto has formed a Task Force to undertake a forensic audit of Kenya’s Public Debt following sustained pressure.

Kenyans, mainly the GenZ’s went to the streets since late last month demanding accountability in government after rejecting budget proposals for the new financial year.

In response, President Ruto said he would implement most of their demands, which included making public the exact amount Kenya owes in debts as well as cutting down on unnecessary spending in government.

“I have formed a special task force to audit Kenya’s public debt and report back in three months with specific recommendations,” the president said Friday in an address to the nation from State House, the third in under a week.

Other key reforms include reducing the number of government advisors by 50 per cent, and removing the confidential budget including for his office following an uproar from the public.

The protests held across the country for two weeks left more than 40 people dead, and more than 300 others injured.

President Ruto said he be making key changes in his government, with analysts pointing to possible dismissals of top officials in the Cabinet and security sector.

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  6. TASK FORCE ON THE RE-ALIGNMENT OF THE EDUCATION SECTOR TO THE

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  1. H.E President Ruto appoints Task force to Evaluate CBC

    His Excellency the President Dr. William Ruto on Friday 30th September 2022 appointed a task force to evaluate the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) in the country. The working party will also recommend appropriate reforms to other sectors of Kenya's education. The appointment of the Working Party on Education Reforms was made via a Kenya ...

  2. Final Recommendations of the CBC Education Reforms Task Force: Official

    The Presidential Working Committee on Education Reforms in Kenya has submitted the final findings and recommendations. Read a summary of all the recommendations below; Helb to be replaced by the Tertiary Education Placement and Funding Board: Final CBC… The CBC taks force has recommended the establishment of a Tertiary Education Placement and Funding Board, for […]

  3. Use CBC taskforce report to transform education

    The task force that was appointed by the Education Cabinet secretary, Prof George Magoha, in June 2019, makes far-reaching recommendations that require administrative, financial and structural realignments of the education sector. Some of the laws and policies will have to be reviewed and revised to align to and facilitate the roll-out of CBC.

  4. PDF MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

    THE TASK FORCE ON THE RE-ALIGNMENT OF THE EDUCATION SECTOR TO THE NEW CONSTITUTION 31st January, 2012 Hon. Amb. Prof. Sam K. Ongeri, MP, EGH Minister for Education P.O. Box 30040 NAIROBI LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL We, the members of the Task Force on Realignment of the Education Sector to the new

  5. President Ruto team proposes radical reforms in Kenya's education

    A task force appointed by President Ruto has recommended sweeping reforms cutting across all education levels. President William Ruto on Tuesday (August 1, 2023), unveiled an ambitious plan complete with a raft of recommendations aimed at reforming the education system from pre-primary to tertiary levels as the 8-4-4 shift gains momentum.

  6. Taskforce on education reforms gazetted after President Ruto

    Published. September 30, 2022. 35. NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 - A task force on education reforms has been gazetted following its appointment by President William Ruto. According to the gazette notice, the the task force which will be chaired by Raphael Munavu will among other things evaluate the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

  7. President William Ruto has appointed a taskforce to evaluate the

    President William Ruto has appointed a taskforce to evaluate the competency based curriculum and to also recommend appropriate reforms to other sectors of the country's education. The President made the appointment of the Working Party on Education Reform through a Kenya Gazette Notice on September 29, 2022. The Working Party is comprised of 42 members […]

  8. PDF His Excellency, Hon. Dr. William Samoei Ruto, PhD, C.G.H

    REPUBLIC OF KENYA TRANSFORMING EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA Chairman, Presidential Working Party on Education Reform Prof. Raphael M. Munavu, PhD, EBS Presented to His Excellency, Hon. Dr. William Samoei Ruto, PhD, C.G.H.

  9. CBC: Names of 49 Members Appointed to Working Party on Education

    President William Ruto gave the CBC task force six months to make recommendations on to reform the education system. The team is chaired by Raphael Munavu. ... President of the Republic of Kenya, has appointed a working party on education reform," the Gazette Notice read in part. ...

  10. NTV Kenya: President Ruto gazettes 49-member taskforce to spearhead

    President Ruto gazettes 49-member taskforce to spearhead education reforms. President William Ruto has today September 30, gazetted a 49-member team to spearhead education reform for the next six months. The 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner Peter Mokaya Tabichi is among the appointees. Professor Raphael Munavu will be the Chairperson of the ...

  11. President Ruto appoints taskforce to evaluate CBC

    SMS to 25170 or WhatsApp 0743570000 or Submit on Citizen Digital or email [email protected]. President William Ruto has appointed a 42-member taskforce to evaluate the country's Education system and come up with recommendations, key among them an appropriate structure to implement the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

  12. Ruto's education task force on CBC to present final report today

    February 16, 2023. 46. NAIROBI, Kenya Feb 16 - The Working Party on Education Reforms, which was responsible for assessing the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), will present its final report to President William Ruto on Thursday afternoon. The 42-member committee, led by Prof. Raphael Munavu, will present the report at State House, Nairobi.

  13. Presidential Working Party On Education Reforms Final Report

    FINAL REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL WORKING PARTY ON EDUCATION REFORM The key recommendations include: 1. Ministry of Education to adopt a Comprehensive School system (PP1 — Grade 9) comprising Pre-Primary, Primary school and Junior School managed as one institution. The term "Secondary" be dropped from the current Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary School. 2. Kenya […]

  14. CBC Task Force Report And Recommendations + PDF download

    By Weldon Kosgei / April 10, 2024. CBC Task Force Report And Recommendations + PDF download. The recently released CBC Task Force Report outlines a comprehensive set of recommendations poised to reshape the landscape of education in Kenya. From restructuring the school system to enhancing teacher training and implementing sustainable financing ...

  15. Presidential Education reforms taskforce to begin public engagement on

    The 42-member task force appointed by President William Ruto to evaluate the country's Education system and come up with recommendations will begin conducting public participation forums on Tuesday, November 1. According to the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms Chairperson Prof. Raphael Munavu, the engagement forum will be ...

  16. Kenya: CBC Task Force to Thoroughly Assess Curriculum to Alleviate

    The gazetted team will address three major issues on the competency-based curriculum. The task force will submit recommendations in the basic education sector, on competency-based curriculum and ...

  17. CBC Task Force Asks Parents to Give Reviews; How to Submit

    The Presidential Working Party on Education Reform in Kenya has invited parents and other education stakeholders to submit their review on the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). In a notice dated October 18, the task force led by Prof Raphael Munavu stated that it had begun its mandate in reviewing the reforms for the country's education system ...

  18. Summary of the Final Recommendations of the CBC Education Reforms Task

    The Presidential Working Committee on Education Reforms in Kenya has submitted the final findings and recommendations. Read a summary of all the recommendations below; Helb to be replaced by the Tertiary Education Placement and Funding Board: Final CBC… The CBC taks force has recommended the establishment of a Tertiary Education Placement and Funding Board, for […]

  19. Junior Secondary Learners to Remain in Existing Primary Schools, CBC

    At the same time, the task force recommended that the ongoing Grade 6 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) ... "The Grade 6 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will not be used for placement in Junior Secondary Schools instead, it will be used as an assessment to monitor learning progress and provide feedback to ...

  20. Education taskforce recommends increase in university fees from Ksh.16K

    The working party proposes a threefold increase in the fees paid by government-sponsored students in Kenyan universities from current Ksh.16, 000 to Ksh.52, 000 per semester. While advocating for the fee increment, the taskforce is also asking the government to increase its funding of education at university level, which currently falls below ...

  21. Details of Key Recommendation Education CS Gave to CBC Task Force

    The Ministry of Education, under the stewardship of Cabinet Secretary(CS) Ezekiel Machogu, urged the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) task force to upgrade the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) into a semi-autonomous government agency.. State Department for Early Learning and Basic Education, Principal Secretary (PS) Dr. Julius Jwan, disclosed during the 4th KISE Conference on ...

  22. List of All Education TaskForce Proposals and their Respective Impact

    Overall, the Education Task Force's proposals in Kenya aim to promote access to education, provide alternative learning pathways, and improve openness and accountability in the education system. These measures are critical for the country's human capacity development and socioeconomic advancement.

  23. Ruto appoints LSK boss Faith in taskforce to audit Kenya's public debt

    President William Ruto has appointed a task force to conduct a forensic audit of Kenya's national debt, announced in a gazette notice on July 5; Nancy Onyango, former Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Inspection at the IMF, will head the task force, with Luis G. Franceschi as her deputy

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  26. Ruto appoints task force to audit Kenya's public debt

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 5 — President William Ruto has appointed an independent debt task force to conduct a forensic audit of Kenya's public debt as the government moves to manage the ballooning debt. President Ruto said Friday a continuous outcry by Kenyans over the country's debt burden that has impacted their daily lives informed the move.

  27. Early Education and Child Care Task Force Outreach Materials

    Open PNG file, 3.06 MB, Early Education & Child Care Task Force Listening Session Graphic 2 (English, PNG 3.06 MB) Social Media Copy 🚸 The Early Education and Child Care Task Force is hosting listening sessions across Massachusetts because we want to hear your ideas on how we can deliver high-quality, affordable early education & child care.

  28. Recommendations to the CBC Task Force

    Jun 26, 2024. Recommendations to the CBC Task Force. 1) Grade 7 and 8 to be in primary schools. 2) Primary school teachers holding Diplomas and Degree or senior teachers in primary to teach grade 7 and 8. 3) Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 to be in secondary schools. 5) All schools to be funded to be able to cater for the two pathways in Grade 11.

  29. Junior Consultant for the International Task Force on Teachers for

    Established in 2008 through the endorsement of the Oslo Declaration, the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, also known as the Teacher Task Force (TTF), is a unique global independent alliance dedicated to addressing issues related to teachers and education. Its primary objective is to raise awareness, expand knowledge, and ...

  30. Ruto forms Task Force to audit Kenyan public debt after GenZ's pressure

    NAIROBI, Kenya July 5 - President William Ruto has formed a Task Force to undertake a forensic audit of Kenya's Public Debt following sustained pressure. Kenyans, mainly the GenZ's went to the streets since late last month demanding accountability in government after rejecting budget proposals for the new financial year.