Dec 9, 2021

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Primary schools won’t host junior secondary, says PS

This even as the main secretary for the implementation of curriculum reforms, Prof. Fatuma Chege, has made it clear that elementary schools will not accept junior high school students.

Secondary schools must also prepare to offer more than two avenues for Learners before the introduction of upper secondary education in 2026, said Prof. Chege.

“All secondary schools registered with the Ministry of Education must host lower secondary education. There is no secondary school run by elementary schools, “she said.

There has been uncertainty about the location of the middle school in some schools, as recommended by a CBC Implementation Task Force chaired by Prof . Chege.

A report by the task force recommends providing elementary schools with sufficient infrastructure for the establishment of a lower secondary level.

It also recommends that the Ministry amalgamate elementary schools that are under-enrolled and are in the immediate vicinity.

Improvement of the infrastructure

The infrastructure in one of them is being improved in order to create a lower secondary level. The Ministry will develop a framework to facilitate the sharing and management of infrastructure for elementary and secondary schools on the same site.

“When a primary school has additional infrastructure that can be converted to secondary school I, then it is the responsibility of the ministry to set up a wing in these schools, ”said Prof. Chege on Wednesday.

The PS said the ministry has mapped all secondary schools, is improving the infrastructure and gradually become the necessary prerequisites for the introduction of the CBC.

According to the report of the Task Force, learners in lower secondary education are confronted with broad curriculum content that “forms the basis for an effective identification of career paths should, talents and interests in the preparation for the transition to the upper level “.

It was recommended to use the capacities of existing advanced Sc There are 10,359 secondary schools in the country, of which 9,039 are public, 1,285 private and 35 for learners with special educational needs.

The PS auditioned the Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) in Kasarani, Nairobi, on the occasion of the opening of the third national conference on special needs education.

The theme of the conference is “Functional Assessment: Improving Access to Quality Services for Every Child and every young person “. It has brought together stakeholders and researchers in the sector. It started on Wednesday and ends on Thursday.

Offer three paths

Prof Chege said that secondary school learners receive a broad curriculum that enables them to demonstrate their skills explore and potential.

In secondary schools, students must take three paths: arts and sports science; Social sciences; and science, technology, engineering and math (tribe).

“Students interested in more than two degree programs are also given the opportunity to realize their dreams,” she said.

” Review the guidelines for secondary education to provide clear criteria, including the use of assessments for the placement of learners in secondary education, “the report reads.

The ministry will cross-agency national, Independent and subordinate district committees for an effective transition. As the primary school cycle is shortened to six years, counties will be required to work with schools to ensure they use the empty classrooms that are cleared for early childhood and developmental learners, said Prof. Chege.

The PS said that district governments and other leaders must work with the ministry to allow schools in their regions to offer the three courses in secondary schools. She also highlighted the need for inclusive education for children with special needs as the government continues to implement the CBC.

Cabinet Secretary of Education George Magoha said in a speech read by the PS that the government is committed to promoting education for all children, especially children with special needs and disabilities.