As the two national exams that have been in Kenya for close to 34 years draw close, one wonders whether Kenya is ready for a change of curriculum. A lot of doubt has been raised by the conduct of the grade three national assessment where many private institutions undertook the assessment in an exam like manner. It is therefore not going to be a surprise that even the so called Competency Based curriculum will turn out to be a mere 8-4-4 baptised by the government. For a country known to have had issues of integrity..the authenticity of the feedback is quite hard to find. It is feared that many children will be victims of unfair assessments by teachers and worse of all, some will be forced into career choices not because they want it but because someone thinks that is what they are good at. Secondly, the unfair distribution of resources where children in some parts of Kenya have never seen educational facilities,will continue to widen the gap between the rich and poor. If I were to be asked we should have strengthened our 8-4-4 to accommodate emerging issues and more so the need for self reliance.