Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has cleared the air on the current government’s stand on the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC), rubbishing claims that it will be done away with.
Speaking in Kisumu on Friday, the DP revealed that the task force currently being formed will be seeking views on how to enhance CBC to favour all sector players to ensure the holistic development of learners.
“When that team is unveiled and will be going around the country, please don’t just complain at home or in market centres…please turn up and present these people with your views on what you think should be done to improve CBC and the entire education system,” Gachagua said.
Accompanied by a host of leaders, the DP further reiterated the government’s commitment to enhance the performing arts sector, which he said can be harnessed to generate employment for the youth and magnify positive aspects of the Kenyan culture.
“Very soon we will roll out a program on how to harness talent and the creativity of our people and slowly, gradually turn it into a source of income and our contribution to our GDP,” he stated.
The DP in his address during the 94th edition of the Kenya National Music Festival also, albeit on a light note, seemingly embraced his popular ‘Riggy G’ nickname.
“Our young people are very creative, even I am amazed that our creative young people have given me a nickname,” he said.
“They have looked at my two names, Rigathi Gachagua, looked for something sounding easier, more melodious and called me ‘Riggy G’. I don’t think it is a bad name.”