Kenya’s government has dropped plans to introduce a controversial new school syllabus at the start of the academic year in January because it is not ready to roll it out, Education Minister Amina Mohamed has said.
The syllabus has caused huge debate in Kenya as it makes radical changes, moving away from an exam-focused to a competency-focused system, which the government says will improve the chances of building successful careers.
The government still needed to train teachers, and the earliest it would be able to roll out the syllabus would be in 2023, Ms Amina added.
“The worst thing that can happen is for us to roll out something that we are not all comfortable with; especially [for] parents because these are their children. A little discomfort is acceptable but huge discomfort is unacceptable,”