Longhorn Launches New Competency-Based Curriculum Books

Longhorn Publishers in partnership with the Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) has today reassured teachers of the availability of the learning materials to implement the competency-based curriculum.

Speaking on behalf of the Managing Director during a forum attended by over 3000 ECDE and Primary teachers, Longhorn Primary Sales Manager, Joseph Kuria noted that they have worked closely with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), to ensure that they meet the demand for the course materials while maintaining high standards.

“Despite the challenges facing the roll out of the new curriculum in our schools, we remain committed in ensuring its success by constantly engaging all stakeholders. As publishers we have ensured there are enough quality learning materials in our schools. We have given teachers book packages consisting 16 titles to enable them continue teaching,” said Joseph.

Adding, “Our books strictly follow the competency-based learning approach that emphasizes mastery of concepts. The products also have numerous activities that are learner-centered and promote interactive learning. Among the counties we have been able to speak to today include Nairobi, Machakos, Kitui, Kajiado and Kiambu Counties. We are working to ensure that the rest of the country has access to our learning materials.”

On his part, KPSA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Peter Ndoro noted that they will work closely with KICD and Longhorn Publishers to ensure that the teachers have the accredited books. He added that they will continue to train the teachers to adapt the curriculum as well as how to manage children with special needs.

“KPSA has a list of approved curriculum books including those from Longhorn to ensure that quality of the learning materials is not compromised. The Competency- Based Curriculum is more empowering not only to the children but also to the teachers. We continue training the teachers to ensure that they are capable of implementing the curriculum,” noted Peter.

He added, “We are glad that the learning materials have been made available so the pupils can go on learning. We will also be training teachers on how to manage gifted and talented children with special needs to enhance diversity and inclusion in our schools.”

The competence-based model lays emphasis on formative years of learning where learners will spend a total of 8 years, 2 in pre-primary and 6 in primary. Junior Secondary (grade 7,8, and 9) and Senior Secondary (grades 10, 11 and 12) will each take 3 years.


2 Responses

  1. Get me a list of Competency Based Curriculum books and their prices.
    Director Forest Slope Academy.

    1. Hello Peter, kindly get in touch with our customer care team on 0713 793 734 or 0736 308 525 to order for our CBC titles.

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