ISSN 2304-2885-p, 2617-7315-e Vol. 9 No. 1

Challenges and Opportunities in Curriculum Monitoring and Evaluation During Covid-19 Pandemic in Kenya

David Okoti, Edwin Masibo Makhanu


Sustainable Development Goal number four envisions provision of quality education and training. Curriculum monitoring and evaluation is a vital exercise that undergirds and guides delivery of quality education. However, the COVID-19 pandemic posed diverse challenges, while presenting unique opportunities in curriculum monitoring and evaluation. This paper examines the opportunities and challenges in curriculum monitoring and evaluation in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, it addresses the necessity for curriculum monitoring and evaluation for education quality, discusses the challenges in monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum process during COVID-19 pandemic, and finally examines the opportunities availed in curriculum monitoring and evaluation. This being a theoretical study, the methodology used included review and synthesis of secondary data materials. The authors find that the challenges caused by COVID-19 included disruption of internal assessments, inequalities in learner assessment, postponement of national examinations, interruption of talent assessment from co-curricular activities, and inability of external monitoring officials to visit schools for monitoring exercise. The opportunities presented through COVID-19 pandemic included embracing use of digital platforms in evaluation, opportunity to address inequalities in access to education, and opportunity for investment in ICT. The paper gives recommendations with a view to develop resilience, as well as enhance efficiency in educational strategies by addressing the challenges and leveraging on opportunities.

Keywords: Curriculum, COVID-19, Opportunities and Challenges, Monitoring and Evaluation

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