Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion has once again differed with Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha on the just concluded training of teachers on Competence Based Curriculum.
Sossion who was speaking during an interview with Citizen TV argued that there was no any training that happened.
Sossion says that what was happening was just residential sitting and payment of allowances
Sossion had asked teachers to boycott the training which he argued that teachers were not ready and prepared for it.
Prof Magoha had declared the four-day competence-based curriculum training for teachers a success despite resistance by Knut.
The CS said he was satisfied with the turnout of teachers.
He spoke at St Joseph’s Busia Girls Primary School where he assessed the training of Grade 1 to 3 teachers.
“I have been to Mombasa, Kwale, Kisii and Homabay. I didn’t see any resistance. I only saw some on television. If you have 50 teachers out of 91,000 resisting, is that statistically significant?” he said.
Magoha dismissed as “hogwash” claims that pupils undertaking CBC will sit for national examinations, saying they will undergo internal assessment.
The CBC will identify children who have different interests and system will empower every child as there will be no failures.
But Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion described the exercise as the “biggest fraud” in education sector which will ruin the quality of education.
Sossion said the new curriculum was to start in 2020 but the Ministry of Education began implementing it without the input of other stakeholders.