Preparedness of Public Primary Schools for the Implementation of Competence-Based Curriculum in Meru South Sub-County, Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya

Kaburu Kawira Lenity, Elias Eric Mwenda, Peter Kimanthi Mbaka


The purpose of the study was to determine the preparedness of public primary schools for CBC implementation in Meru South Sub-County, Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya. One of the objectives that guided the study was to establish the preparedness of teachers for CBC implementation in public primary schools of Meru South Sub- County, Tharaka Nithi county, Kenya. Descriptive survey research design was used in the study where the researcher used questionnaires and interview schedules to collect data. The target population comprised of 70 head teachers, 1 Curriculum Support Officer, 294 teachers and 15 parents making a total of 380 respondents. The teachers to be sampled were chosen using simple random sampling. The study findings were analyzed qualitatively and quantitively. Data analysis and interpretation was done using SPSS version 26 and data presentation was done using tables and bar graphs. Testing of the null hypothesis was done using Chi-square at α = 0.05 significance level. The study findings established that there is inadequate preparation of teachers for CBC implementation. The researcher recommended that the Ministry of Education should offer more training opportunities to teachers. The findings of this study may be helpful to the Kenyan institutions to sensitize them on areas to focus on that will lead to successful CBC implementation. Further research was proposed for the study on preparedness of private primary schools for Competence Based Curriculum implementation in Kenya and a comparative study of public and private schools’ preparedness for the implementation of Competence Based Curriculum in Kenya.

Keywords: Preparedness of teachers, implementation and Competence Based Curriculum.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/15-1-09

Publication date: January 31st 2024

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