Government places Junior Secondary Schools in Primary – Education News

EDUCATION Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu
EDUCATION Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu

JUNIOR SECONDARY TO BE DOMICILED IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Junior secondary schools will be domiciled in primary schools, an interim report by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reform shows.

The report that was presented to President William Ruto on Thursday at State House also indicates that Grade 6 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will not be used for placement in Junior Secondary School.

Instead, KPSEA will be used to monitor learning progress and offer feedback to education sector players on areas that require intervention.

The report noted that the Ministry of Education, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development and the Teachers Service Commission will work on modalities of fast-tracking retooling of teachers to ensure the country has sufficient numbers who are CBC-compliant.

Priority, it went further, will be given to those teachers who will be handling Grade 7 learners.

To facilitate the transition and bridge teacher shortage, the Government will recruit an additional 30,000 teachers by January 2023.

The final report will be delivered in March next year.