According to CS George Magoha, the Ministry of Education has approved 1,500 primary schools to host junior secondary students.
This comes as the pioneer class of the Competency-based Curriculum prepares to take their final Grade six exams at the end of the year.
Cs Magoha also stated on Wednesday, May 11 that children enrolling in junior secondary will be hosted in both day and boarding secondary schools.
“The Ministry has identified 1,500 primary schools that will host junior secondary schools because they have adequate learning and teaching facilities and land for physical expansion. Some of these schools will be developed further to have a full-fledged secondary wing in the future,” Magoha said.
Then went on “The Ministry of Education wishes to clarify that junior Secondary School will be offered in both boarding and day secondary schools across the country under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC),”.
CS Magoha has also said that the ministry was constructing some 1, 000 classrooms and rolled out training for teachers. Officials in the education ministry have also urged private institutions to independently out up junior secondary school facilities.
“The government is constructing 10,000 classrooms in schools across the country. In addition, the Government has rolled out training for secondary school teachers to prepare them to handle learners who will be transitioning from Primary to Junior Secondary School next year,” Mgoha’s statement read in part.
The CS has reiterated that the implementation of CBC and the transition from primary to junior secondary and then senior secondary school is based on the recommendations of the Taskforce he appointed in 2019 and which completed its work and handed over its report to President Uhuru Kenyatta in February 2021.