At Mekaela Academies (MA) we strive to ensure that we follow the Approved National Education system-8.4.4 curriculum, which means 8 years in Primary, 4 years in High School and 4 years in University. Coupled with the newly introduced Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
The Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) under the 2-6-3-3 system of education in Kenya was unveiled in 2017 to replace the 8-4-4 system of education which has served Kenya for 32 years.
7 Core competencies of CBC
The creators of the competency based curriculum envision that at the end of the learning period, every learner should have achieved the following competences:
Communication and collaboration
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Imagination and creativity
- Learning to learn
- Digital literacy
MA offers extra subjects in the Primary section other than the prescribed, these include German Language and Computer Studies. As the world gets more IT-oriented then our children need to tag along and hence the program which has modern laptops and teachers to deliver to the children.
MA also offers Life Skills Training to her children after realizing that many basic skills are fading away from the younger generation. Simple cooking, sowing, cleaning, etiquette and general life practices are emphasized and inculcated into the lives of the young ones. The New CBC curriculum, is also coming in handy in delivering these skills to learners.
MA has also has very vibrant Pyscho-social Support Departments in each school which equip, guide and counsel children when need arises. We believe in prevention but we are also ready for the cure in case it is required.