The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE), has announced a number of adjustments to the learning areas taught in Grades 1, 2, and 3.
The modifications affect language disciplines taught in lower primary as part of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
The KICD and MOE have approved the name Indigenous Language Activities to be used instead of Literacy Activities in a letter delivered to all County Directors of Education on April 5, 2022.
Curriculum Designs, formerly known as Syllabus, have also undergone changes.
The amount of lessons for English, Kiswahili, and Indigenous Languages has also been reduced by the Ministry and KICD.
The revisions are reflected in the newly announced updated Curriculum Designs.
English Language will have 5 classes per week, Kiswahili will have 4 lessons, and Indigenous Language will have 2 sessions per week under the new regulations.
The adjustments, according to the letter, will begin on April 25, 2022, when schools reopen for the first term.
The new reforms have been ordered to be implemented in all primary schools.
ALL COUNTY DIRECTORS OF EDUCATION
RE: REVISED CURRICULUM DESIGNS, PUPILS BOOKS AND TEACHERS GUIDE FOR GRADE 1, 2 AND 3 ENGLISH, KISWAHILI AND INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) has completed the review of the English Language, Kiswahili Language, Indigenous Activities Grade 1, 2 and 3 based on the recommendations from the Report on the implementation of Languages in Grades 1, 2 and 3.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) approved the changes of name from Literacy Activities to Indigenous Language Activities.
Additionally, the MoE approved the review of the curriculum designs for English Language, Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language Activities Grade 1, 2 and 3 in line with the revised time allocation as follows: English Language (5 lessons), Kiswahili Language (4 lessons) and Indigenous Language Activities (2 lessons).
The purpose of this letter is to inform you on the changes of name of literacy activities and lesson allocation for Grades 1,2 and 3 in English Language, Kiswahili Language and Indigenous Language Activities as well as time allocated to these learning areas.
All primary schools are therefore expected to start implementing the changes in term 1 that begins on 25th April 2022.
Ensure all the schools get this information on time
Below is the letter released today announcing the changes.