Buy qual­ity books only, KICD says

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - SPORT - BY FAITH NYAMAI

The Kenya In­sti­tute of Cur­ricu­lum De­vel­op­ment (KICD) has as­sured par­ents that all the text­books for the new sys­tem of ed­u­ca­tion meet the re­quire­ments.

This fol­lows con­cern that some books cir­cu­lat­ing in the mar­ket pur­ported to be for the Com­pe­tence-based Cur­ricu­lum (CBC) have not been ap­proved.

The cur­ricu­lum de­vel­oper also ap­pealed to par­ents to en­sure the com­ple­men­tary text­books they buy for their chil­dren are age-ap­pro­pri­ate.

"Text­books are im­por­tant in cur­ricu­lum de­liv­ery. They must be the right ones to en­sure learn­ers are not treated to mis­lead­ing con­tent," KICD Di­rec­tor Julius Jwan said.

Some un­scrupu­lous traders, he warned, might take ad­van­tage of the in­tro­duc­tion of the CBC to sell sub-stan­dard books.

"We are mon­i­tor­ing those in­sert­ing fake im­prints into such books. But all of us must re­main vig­i­lant to pro­tect our chil­dren," Dr Jwan said.

He urged head teach­ers and par­ents to re­fer to the ad­den­dum to the Or­ange Book for CBC — avail­able on KICD'S web­site — to as­cer­tain gen­uine text­books.

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