As the schools are expected to resume learning next week, all parents in the country have started preparing themselves by buying different learning materials.

Some parents have been buying irrelevant books which are not approved and recommended by Kenya Institute Curriculum Development.

According to the source, all parents in the country have been warned against buying unapproved Competency Based Curriculum books from different bookshops.

Concurrently, the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) warned teachers and parents not to use unapproved books in the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

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The institute blamed the books for the recent spread of inappropriate learning content on social and mainstream media.

“You may have heard some people say that teachers don’t understand the CBC, that they don’t understand certain aspects of the curriculum;’ KICD chief executive officer Charles Ong’ondo said at the 17th Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association (Kepsha) annual delegates conference.

Ong’ono wondered how people involved in a project’s development can fail to understand it. He accused unnamed individuals and teachers union officials of obstructing the curriculum’s implementation unnecessarily.

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“These people do not know that it is the teacher who develops the curriculum and support materials. We cannot accuse ourselves of not knowing what we have developed;’ he said.

He went on to say that Kepsha is legally represented in the KICD Council, which is the highest decision-making organ that approves the curriculum.

“Your chairperson, Johnson Nzioka, is a member of the KICD Council. If he were to register an objection to a curriculum or curriculum design, it will not see the light of the day. We are together in this. We must defend our curriculum;’ he added.

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Prof Ong’ondo stated that for the first time in the country’s history, Kenya has approved a homegrown curriculum, and he urged stakeholders to support it.

It has been reported that, all parents should be very careful when buying books from different sellers in the country as some are selling unapproved books

It is very important to check these books before buying them.This comes in after some parents in the country have been buying unapproved books from different sellers.

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