The three avenues that define a learner’s career are arts and sports science; Social and Natural Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (Tribe).
During his tour of Nyeri County, Prof. Magoha said that well-established schools will have three lanes while day schools and other smaller boarding schools will have two .
This means that all 103 national schools and the schools outside the county will offer all three courses, while the smaller institutions will have two. Regarding the construction of more classrooms to accommodate upper secondary students, Prof. Magoha said that some classes have been completed while others are in the roofing phase. The government plans to build 10,000 new classrooms, 5,000 of which will be completed by April in the first phase of the project.
The CS has attacked some contractors who it believes have delayed classroom completion. He warned that “lazy and incompetent” contractors will not be tolerated.
In a speech at the Mutira Girls Secondary School in Kirinyaga County, Prof. Magoha told the district commissioners and district directors of training to ensure that tenders from such contractors are terminated immediately. In Nyeri, the CS announced, 31 classes are being built.
Prof Magoha complained that students had set schools on fire because of trivial problems, which led to massive property destruction.
He urged them to concentrate on teaching and leave the school peacefully if they feel offended instead of destroying facilities.
While secondary school teachers are being trained for CBC implementation in March, learning institutes always have still struggling with an acute shortage.
According to TSC data, a total of 114,581 teachers are missing across the country. Secondary schools need 64,737 teachers, while primary schools have a shortage of 49,653 teachers. It is still unclear what criteria will be used to admit students to lower secondary level, as some have better facilities than others.
The secondary level has been divided into two levels; Junior and Senior. Lower secondary level includes grades seven, eight and nine, while upper secondary level includes grades 10, 11 and 12.
In lower secondary level, students learn 12 core subjects – English, Kiswahili or Kenyan sign language, mathematics, integrated natural sciences, health education, pre-technical and vocational education, social studies, religious education, business administration, agriculture, life skills as well as sport and physical education.
Information and communication technology (ICT) is integrated and used as a mediation tool for all subjects. You will also have electives that include fine arts, performing arts, home science, computer science, foreign languages (German, French, Mandarin, and Arabic), Kenyan sign language, and indigenous languages.
That will see two classes at 10,413 Secondary schools enrolled across the country resulting in a shortage of facilities.
To address the shortage of classrooms, the government is currently building 10,000 new classrooms to accommodate the increased student numbers.
In In the first phase, the government will build 6,500 new classrooms in 6,371 schools. In Nyeri, 168 classes are being built in 167 of the 220 secondary schools in the district.