Back to square one as Education CS AMINA MOHAMED cancels new syllabus and orders return to old 8-4-4 system

Wednesday December 12, 2018-Kenya has been dealt a severe blow after Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed announced the cancellation of implementation of the new syllabus in January 2019.

Speaking yesterday, the CS indicated that the pilot that has currently advanced to grade 3 will be halted to allow consultations with stakeholders.

Amina ordered schools to return to the old 8-4-4 system as Government re-evaluates the new system.

"Those who were to move to Grade Four in the pilot program will instead move to Standard Three but it will not affect their progress," the CS stated.

According to the Education boss, the decision was arrived at after an internal evaluation revealed that the Ministry was not ready to roll out new curriculum.

"We have to make sure that everything is in place, enough teachers are trained… make sure that the books are the right ones," she added.

The pilot programme for the new 2-6-6-3 curriculum system of education was launched in April 2017 by then CS Fred Matiangi.


  1. The government set us up and their publishers are laughing all the way to the bank.
    Can the government be serious and demand the publishers to exchange the non existing system bought books with the 844 system books
    coz GOK screwed its young's innocence and its elderly's faith

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