The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) announced a replacement for the currently examinable set texts. (Set books)
The institute is set to replace the texts both in Swahili and English that are used for learning instructions in Fasihi and Literature.
The current texts were introduced in 2018.
The replacement of the said texts is done every quite often, 3-4 yrs.
New Set texts for the years 2023-2028
The new English Literature set book
compulsory set book (texts)
1: ‘Fathers of Nations’ by Paul B. Vitta, publisher, Oxford University Press East Africa. (Novel)
It will replace the ‘Blossoms of the Savannah’ by Henry Ole Kulet.
The optional English set books
1: Parliament of Owls, Adipo Sidang’, publisher, the East African Educational
It will replace The pearl by John Steinbeck’s.
2: Silence Song and other Stories which is an anthology of short stories. it will replace Memories we Lost.
New set books in kiswahili
1: Cheche za Moto a production of John Habwe is the new compulsory set text. It will replace Assumpta K Matei’s ‘Chozi La Heri.’
2: The ‘Mapambazuko ya Machweo’. It will replace
Teachers Training Colleges Set Books
1: A Spider’s Web by Samuel Wachira is the new text to be studied in Teacher Training Colleges,TTCs.
2: Mzigo wa Kichaa to be studied at Diploma levels.
The books will be effected on the current Form Two students.