The terms of reference for the Working Party are :-
1. On basic education
to cause and undertake summative evaluation of Kenya competency based curriculum;
to assess and recommend an appropriate structure to implement the competency-based curriculum;
to study all laws governing the basic education subsector andmake recommendations for review of these legislations with a view to addressing duplication, ambiguities, efficiency constraints and improving linkages.
to study, assess and make recommendations on –
the conceptualization and implementation of key tenets guiding the competency-based approach including but not limited to value-based education, community service learning, parental empowerment and engagement;
the assessment and examination framework;
the quality assurance and standards framework;
the teacher education and training framework for both preservice and in-service;
the teacher deployment framework;
the technology for curriculum delivery, improved learning outcomes and education management;
the governance mechanisms of learning institutions and sharing of resources across schools and TVET institutions to ensure maximum utilization of public resources for improved learning outcomes; and the public school categorization policies and implications on access, transition and cost.
to review and recommend appropriate financing framework including capitation and minimum essential package grants for all levels of basic education;
to review and recommend equitable access to education especially for those facing social, economic and geographic marginalization, vulnerable populations, children and persons with special needs,
to review and recommend appropriate framework on the management and coordination of bursaries and scholarships for secondary school students;
to review and recommend a framework for physical and e-infrastructure development and coordination of public private partnerships for improved access and quality provision; and
to review and recommend a tracking system to capture and enroll children of school age to ensure universal access to pre-primary, primary and secondary education.
2. On tertiary and university education
to review and recommend a governance and financingframework for TVET training and development, university education, research and training;
to study all laws governing the tertiary education subsector and make recommendations for review of these legislations with a view to streamlining effectiveness and efficiency in the subsector.
to recommend a framework of operationalizing the National Open University of Kenya and a framework on Open, Distance and E-line learning (ODEL);
to make recommendations for streamlining continuity in TVET and university education transition;
to review and recommend legislation to facilitate amalgamation of HELB, TVET and University Funding Boards with a view of harmonizing and merging all tertiary education funding entities.
3. other functions :-
The Working Party shall have the powers and carry out such other functions necessary to undertake any matter incidental or ancillary to the foregoing.