KENYA: “Be Faithful to the Views Collected from Stakeholders,” Bishops Appeal to Presidential Working Party on Educational Reforms

By Janet Kwamboka

NAIROBI, NOVEMBER 11, 2022 (CISA) – The Kenya Conference of the Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has urged members of the Presidential Working Party on Educational Reforms to be “faithful to the views collected from stakeholders and fast track the completion of the education review process,” during their annual plenary held at Our Lady Mother of Africa Pastoral Centre, in the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa from November 7 to 11.

“Develop a good system of education for our country, that is aligned with our values, to our national development goals and which will contribute to the improvement of competencies among the learners, while safeguarding the good of the learners,” appealed the Catholic in a press statement titled “Invitation to Hope and Trust in God,” dated November 10.

The Catholic bishops averred that one of the best gifts that can be given to a child is education as it prepares and helps to mould them into responsible people in the future. Hence, they are closely following the current review exercise of the education system.

In their statement, the prelates also encouraged Kenyans to take advantage of the ongoing process of reviewing the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) by coming out to give constructive views to the taskforce.

They emphasized that they will make every “effort to ensure that the outcome of this consultation will guarantee that our education system is valued based and helps our children to be God-fearing.”

The vice chancellor of the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA), Prof Stephen Mbugua Ngari and 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner Peter Mokaya Tabichi who is a Franciscan Friar, are among the notable members of the Presidential Working Party on Educational Reforms.