Angry KOT earlier expressed their anger following the viral photo of a Grade 2 English book whose content was deemed misleading and inappropriate.
Following these complaints, The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has begun a review of all educational materials in the country.
We regret information that has been circulating in the social media regarding content of some text books. We appreciate the feedback & will intensify measures to guarantee quality. KICD has been subjecting the books to further quality assurance checks~KICD Director, Dr Jwan
— KICD (@KICDKenya) October 13, 2018
According to the statement, the KICD boss also urged booksellers and publishers to release only books that have received approvals from the institute for circulation.
Here are some Kenyans reactions
Approved by the Kicd really? @KICDKenya we need to talk. ..The values being celebrated here are warped..Our children should not be taught how to glorify material wealth and corrupt people who embezzle public funds. Kicd pls stop messing the future of Kenya pic.twitter.com/EG2t8dg45j
— Baba Chebet (@ConteKenya1) October 14, 2018
Who proof read and edited this? !§*”#@%!!
— Diversity Lewes (@diversity_lewes) October 15, 2018
The mess that is KICD has made it to BBC World Service. As usual, thanks to KOT and Kenyans on FB for forcing them to be accountable for this mess.
— Gustavo Fring (@RookieKE) October 15, 2018
One of the biggest weapon the system has used is Education, they have deliberately fashioned it to have us worship them and their capitalist ways from a young age! This is a grade 2 book approved by KICD! We must rise and redeem our country from these wolves! pic.twitter.com/OKBlRyLj6q
— Githurai Human Rights Network (@GithuraiHuman) October 13, 2018