The Commission of University Education (CUE) paid a visit to Kabarak University to assess the institution's investment in Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) capabilities. The commission was astounded by the significant resources Kabarak has put in place to ensure CBC compliance, especially when compared to other universities' readiness for CBC implementation. During their visit, they held a brief meeting with the university's management team, led by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Henry K. Kiplangat, before proceeding to the boardroom to meet with the deans of the university's seven schools.
The purpose of the visit was to evaluate Kabarak University's preparedness for the transition to the CBC and to observe the dedicated resources allocated to support this transition. The Dean of the School of Education and the acting Director for the Directorate of Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Prof. Fredrick B.J.A. Ngala, accompanied the commission members on a tour of the university's facilities to showcase the investments made to facilitate CBC implementation.
One of the most notable aspects that caught the attention of the CUE delegation was Kabarak University's commitment to training its staff to be CBC-compliant. Recognizing the significance of competent teachers in the successful execution of the CBC, Kabarak University has made substantial investments in staff development programs. Through various workshops, seminars, and training sessions, the university ensures that its educators are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively implement the CBC.
Moreover, the commission was highly impressed by the physical resources invested by Kabarak University to support CBC implementation. The university has equipped its facilities with modern technology, including cameras, to enhance the learning experience and facilitate the transition to CBC. These resources are intended to support interactive and participatory teaching methods, which align with the principles of the CBC. The commitment to providing such resources demonstrates Kabarak University's dedication to creating an enabling environment for CBC learners.
The CUE delegation left Kabarak University with a sense of admiration and optimism for the institution's commitment to CBC readiness. The investments made by Kabarak University in training its staff and providing dedicated resources for CBC implementation serve as a model for other universities aiming to align with the new curriculum framework. The CUE commended Kabarak University for its proactive approach.
The visit to Kabarak University by the Commission of University Education marks a significant milestone in assessing the progress of universities in CBC implementation. As Kenya continues its journey towards transforming the education system to better meet the needs of the 21st-century learner, the dedication and investments demonstrated by Kabarak University serve as an inspiration to all stakeholders. The commission's positive assessment of Kabarak's CBC capabilities reaffirms the university's commitment to providing quality education and ensuring its graduates are well-prepared for the challenges of the modern world.
The Commission of University Education was wowed by the investments made by Kabarak University in becoming CBC compliant. The university's dedication to training its staff, coupled with the allocation of modern resources, reflects its commitment to creating a conducive learning environment for CBC implementation. As the country transitions to the Competency-Based Curriculum, Kabarak University stands as a shining example for other institutions to follow, demonstrating that with the right investments and strategies, the successful adoption of the CBC is within reach.