President William Ruto has appointed Dr. Simon Gicharu, the founder of Mount Kenya University (MKU), as the new Chairperson of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), succeeding Prof Elishiba Njambi Kimani.
Gicharu will serve as KICD board Chairperson for a period of three years
Gicharu held the position of Chairperson at the Water Service Regulatory Board (WSRB) during the tenure of former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He also served as the Chairperson of the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (Rerec).
In addition to this appointment, other notable appointments include Naomi Shaban, who will now chair the Tobacco Control Board for a three-year term, and Titus Korir, appointed as the Chairperson of the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) board for the next three years.
The appointments were announced by the Head of State, William Ruto, through a gazette notice released on Friday, October 13.
KICD formulates its curriculum with input from a panel system that includes active teachers, teacher educators, university lecturers, quality assurance and standards officers, as well as curriculum support officers from the Teachers Service Commission, among others.
KICD is the successor to the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE), established in 1968 under the Education Act, Cap 211, of the laws of Kenya.