KICD cautions parents and teachers against fake textbooks in market

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD, has urged head teachers to see to it that books that are being used in the roll out of the new curriculum have been approved.

In a press statement sent to media, director of KICD Dr. Julius Juan has cautioned parents  and teachers to learners are not exposed to misleading content.

“Textbooks are important in curriculum delivery. They must be the right ones to ensure learners are not treated to misleading content,” said KICD director Dr. Julius Jwan.

Dr. Juan added that everyone must remain vigilant to protect children from unscrupulous business persons who are out to exploit parents by selling fake imprints

“We are monitoring the situation, especially those inserting fake imprints on such books. But, all of us must remain vigilant to protect our children,” he added.

Approved books for CBC

The KICD director further urged parents and teachers to refer to addendum at Orange book for CBC, available on their website to find out list of approved books by the ministry.

“The addendum contains approved books for pre-primary 1 and 2 and Grade 1, 2 and 3. On January 2, Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed directed education officers to confirm that only KICD approved are used in schools,” added the statement.

Press statement from KICD comes after books that contained misleading content caused uproar in social media raising questions over genuinity of books in the market.