It is not clear yet whether junior secondary level will be anchored in primary or secondary schools in the ongoing implementation of the new curriculum.
Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) director Julius Jwan caused more confusion on the matter yesterday when he said only the Cabinet Secretary could address the issue raised by secondary school heads.
“I cannot tell you where the junior secondary will be anchored because this is a policy issue in the ministry. The Cabinet Secretary is better placed to explain this,” said Dr Jwan, who addressed the 44th Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (Kessha) in Mombasa.
Kessha chairman Kahi Indimuli had expressed concern the Government is unclear on how junior secondary education will be implemented.
Mr Indimuli also demanded the designs for the new curriculum, saying principals do not understand why the Government is taking too long to release them. However, Dr Jwan said the Government would ensure secondary school teachers are trained in CBC two years before it is implemented at that level.
“This is the system to address the needs of the 21st century. The East African Community has signed a treaty and all member countries are also set to implement the CBC,” he said.