The new Curriculum
The 8-4-4 system of education which started in 1985 is coming to an end to pave away for Kenya’s new 2-6-6-3 (2-6-3-3-3) education curriculum framework
Why Curriculum reform in Kenya
The vision of the basic education curriculum reforms is to enable every Kenyan to become an engaged, empowered and ethical citizen. This will be achieved by providing every Kenyan learner with world class standards in the skills and knowledge that they deserve, and which they need in order to thrive in the 21st century. This shall be accomplished through the provision of excellent teaching, school environments and resources and a sustainable visionary curriculum that provides every learner with seamless, competency based high quality learning
that values every learner.
Basic Education Curriculum Framework Pillars
The basic education curriculum framework vision and mission are supported by three important pillars; values, theoretical approaches and guiding principles.
Organization structure of Basic Education of 2-6-6-3 curriculum
Basic Education will be organized into three (3) levels:
1) Early Years Education (5 years): Pre-primary and Lower primary
This comprises two years of pre-primary and three years of lower primary school education