KICD drops 2 compulsory subjects in junior secondary

KICD drops 2 compulsory subjects in junior secondary

Below are the new learning areas as published by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

Life Skills and Health Education will no longer be offered. Also learners to pick only one optional subject.


1) English
2) Kiswahili or Kenya Sign Language (KSL)
3) Mathematics
4) Integrated Science
5) Social Studies
6) Business Studies
7) Agriculture
8) Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Studies
9) Religious Studies Education
i) Christian Religious Education (CRE)
ii) Islamic Religious Education (IRE)
iii) Hindu Religious Education (HRE)


10 In optional subjects a student shall take one subject
i) Visual Arts
ii) Performing Arts
iii) Home Science
iv) Computer Science
v) Other Languages (Indigenous Language, French, Arabic, German, Sign Language)

Physical Education (P.E.) shall be offered to all learners as a compulsory to support the development of the Psychomotor Domain.

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