The first cohort of junior secondary pupils will attend day schools rather than boarding schools, according to Ruth Mugambi, technical advisor in the curriculum changes department.
Students will not be sent to primary schools if secondary schools are available. Students will be instructed by secondary school teachers.
“The junior secondary program is a secondary school affair,” Mugambi explained on Monday.
On CBC’s Sema na spox webinar, the technical advisor gave the third national update.
According to KICD, they have already developed curriculum ideas ranging from PP1 to grade seven.
In preparation for the complete launch, KICD is actively producing additional course materials.
Teachers are going through CBC training, which should be finished by the end of the week.
Over 60,000 secondary school teachers are now getting training in both public and private schools.
To present, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has trained 229,000 teachers in 47 counties.
By the end of this month, the second phase of CBC classroom building should be completed.
The Ministry is committed to ensuring secondary schools have suitable instructional infrastructure, according to Lawrence Karundini, Deputy Director for Secondary Education.
5,000 of the 6,495 new classrooms slated for construction have already been handed to universities, according to Karundini.
The Kenya Primary School Education Assessment will be administered to the pioneer cohort this year.
In January, about 1.5 million of these youngsters will begin junior high school.