Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) boss Francis Atwoli who have mended fences with President William Ruto now wants the return if the old education system, 8-4-4.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Atwoli said there is no need for having the CBC curriculum when changes can be adopted in the old curriculum.
“We are of the view that we shouldn’t collapse the 8-4-4 structure, especially if the changes in the curriculum can be accommodated in the structure. As much, the major components of the CBC curriculum should only buttress the 8-4-4 curriculum,” reads the statement in part.
Atwoli also suggested using other countries as benchmark for good policies around schooling.
“The government can understudy Australia to understand the underlying philosophy towards promoting local schooling,” he added.
The COTU boss also recommended a shift in university learning structures from skill-based to knowledge-based so as to add employability and skills in university students.
“Institutions should seek to promote basic skills such as ICT skills, numeracy and writing skills, decision-making skills, communication skills, and sector-specific skills training within their curriculum to promote employability as a transition in the curriculum happens,” COTU added.