Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has elucidated the government’s good plans for the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC), dismissing claims that the new administration is scheming to scrap it.
Speaking on Friday, September 23, at the 94th Kenya National Music Festival in Kisumu, Deputy President Gachagua announced the formation of a task force to solicit public views on how to improve CBC operations in terms of creating a conducive environment for learners.
“When that team is unveiled and will be going around the country, please don’t just complain at home or in market centres…please turn up and present these people with your views on what you think should be done to improve CBC and the entire education system,” Gachagua said.
Gachagua further said that the government is committed to ensuring that it enhances the performing art sector which can generate employment for youths and magnify positive aspects of the Kenyan culture.
“Very soon we will roll out a program on how to harness talent and the creativity of our people and slowly, gradually turn it into a source of income and our contribution to our GDP,” he said.
After being given the moniker Riggy G, which was derived from his name, Rigathi Gachagua, he claimed that the youths are more creative and innovative.
He glorified the youths and melodiously embraced the “Riggy G” nickname.
“Our young people are very creative, even I am amazed that our creative young people have given me a nickname,” he said.
“They have looked at my two names, Rigathi Gachagua, looked for something sounding easier, more melodious and called me ‘Riggy G’. I don’t think it is a bad name.”