The national assembly has been petitioned by parents to scrap the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) and revert to the 8-4-4 system.
According to the petitioners led nominated MP and former Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) secretary-general Wilson Sossion, Section 41 of the Basic Education Act recognises the 8-4-4 system and the law has not been amended, rendering the CBC illegal.
The petitioners also argue that the curriculum was poorly planned and hastily introduced in schools without taking into consideration the country’s resource constraints.
Mr Sossion added that it was rolled out without adequate data, such as number of schools and teachers in the country as the curriculum process was hijacked by technocrats and foreign consultants at the expense of practitioners.
In the petition the parents also seeks to have State officers who have been championing the implementation of the curriculum prosecuted for messing up the education system.