May 18, 2022

Lawyers petition the court to stop CBC

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Lawyers have filed a petition in court to stop Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC).

The Law Society Of Kenya Chairman Nelson Havi wants conservatory orders against further implementation of CBC.

He also wants the matter heard by an uneven number of judges of not less than five.

“A request for a bench of not less than 5 Judges to hear it has been made. Read the petition and discover how the Ministry of Education has contravened every law and mismanaged education of children,” Havi said in a statement.

The chairman wants Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Education counterpart George Magoha to explain the basis upon which they replaced the 8-4-4 system of education codified in Sec 41 of Basic Education Act in the guise of changing curriculum when the system of education is a function of legislation by Parliament.

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

The petition comes after Magoha said the government will ensure the CBC curriculum is fully implemented.

“The Petition herein dated Thursday, September 16, 2021, be and is hereby referred to the Chief Justice for assignment of an uneven number of judges, being not less than five to hear,” the Petition reads in part.

“We are not going to take this lying down, this onslaught is based on toxic politics, and we are not politicians neither cowards. You will not see me on television arguing but I will be in schools checking that work is going on. If there are bottlenecks we will deal with them,” Magoha said, when he hosted Media Editors at a Nairobi hotel.

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