The Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (Kessha) has urged the government to speed up preparations for the implementation of the senior secondary school education system in order to avoid a last-minute rush.
Indimuli Kahi, chair of Kessha, believes that as school administrators, they should be aware of the newest Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) roadmap for early planning.
“I am happy that KICD has come up with the roadmap and this gives us an opportunity to go back to our schools to interrogate the roadmap with our boards of management to start analyzing what we have and therefore what kind of pathway we should start thinking about it,” said Indimuli.
He was speaking in Mombasa, Kenya, at the 46th annual secondary school headteacher conference.
The government should begin planning for a seamless rollover now that there are just two years until the first class moves on to senior secondary, according to school administrators, as the majority of schools are not ready.
The Kessha chair pointed out that the majority of private schools have already started preparing for the three courses, which could disadvantage public schools.
The school administrators want careful planning done before departure since infrastructure problems still present a nightmare.
“With the road map being given, I think we are not too late. We must rush so that in the next two years we are ready,” he said.
Indimuli said the presidential task force report on education will inform a majority of the guidelines.
“Whatever comes out of the report and the President declares that the recommendations are implementable, then KICD will look at those recommendations and see how they can adjust or maintain the way things are,” he said