TURKANA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSTS THE COMPETENCE BASED CURRICULUM TASK FORCE
Members of TUC staff led by the Deputy Principal (AF&P) Prof. George Muthaa (sited third from left) and the CBC taskforce pose a photo after the meeting.
The Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) task force visited Turkana University College on 31st October 2022. The delegation was led by the Chairman Prof. Raphael Munavu.
This gave an opportunity for the University College Management and Staff to discuss key reform issues with the task force. The University team was led by the Deputy Principal Administration, Finance and Planning Prof. George Muthaa. Other members of staff present in the meeting included Prof. Dr. Fredrick Kassilly, Dr. Susan Ouko, Dr. Gervasio Miriti and Dr. Tioko Logiron.
Members of Staff and the CBC taskforce discussing various issues
During the meeting various issues of interest in the reform agenda were raised, they included:
- Harmonization of the basic education management structure with clear operations between the various agencies which includes the Ministry of Education and the Teachers Service Commission. This could promote efficiency; avoid duplications and conflicts in the management of education.
- Governance of education institution to ensure that management Boards in Primary and Secondary schools are reduced in line with the Mwongozo governance framework. This could promote diversity in board membership. The current board sizes are a burden to the institutions and may not achieve effective dialogue envisioned in governance.
- There is need for affirmative action to promote the far flagged institutions such as Turkana University for infrastructural development and human resource development. This will help the university to diversify its programmes.
- Other issues discussed, included the integration of indigenous knowledge that promotes ethics and values to the education system. The review of the bursary structure to provide an equity fund for the vulnerable students to be released directly to the schools.