Inclusion is at the centre of the current education reforms in Kenya, and has been articulated through the mission of ‘Nurturing every learner’s potential’. It serves to align the education sector to the realisation of the constitutional promise that every Kenyan citizen should have access to quality basic education.
In an effort to achieve the global commitments and other national aspirations as articulated in the Kenya Vision 2030, the Government, through the Ministry of Education, rolled out major education reforms. One of the key reforms is that of the country’s curriculum, which resulted in the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), currently being implemented in the Early Years (Pre Primary 1 and 2, and Grades 1, 2 and 3).
As the CBC’s implementation extends nationally to Grade 4 in 2020, the National Conference invites all stakeholders to reflect on the progress made in reaching each learner, explore opportunities that have worked to ensure more inclusion and posit evidence-based suggestions to help guide the future. To provide meaningful conversations, a series of thematic pre-conferences are planned, culminating in the National Conference on Friday 16th August, 2019.
The objectives of the National Conference are to: