President William Ruto will decide the fate of Grade 6 learners who will be joining junior secondary in January next year.
At least 3.5 million Grade Six pupils are set for a national primary school assessment from November 28 to 30, which will run concurrently with the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.
On Thursday 10th November, the President said learners expected to join junior secondary school will soon know whether they will study in primary or secondary institutions.
Speaking when he chaired the inaugural meeting of his Cabinet, Dr Ruto promised he would offer “guidance” on the subject based on recommendations of the Presidential Working Party that is assessing the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
A statement released after the Cabinet meeting said the Presidential Working Party had issued an update of the assessment.
“The meeting noted that the Presidential Working Party had thus far conducted public hearings in a total of 37 counties. In that regard, the team would conclude the county hearings and thereafter receive oral submissions from stakeholders, including Teachers Unions, Associations, Parliament, and others by 24th November, 2022,” read the statement.
Today the members of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms will be in ten counties to collect views from the public.
Today is the last day for the taskforce to have public hearings. The teams will be in Tana River, Machakos, Tharaka Nithi, Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Kajiado, Vihiga, Kisumu, Nairobi and Nakuru.
The taskforce will present their findings to the President who will make a decision on whether the learners will go to secondary schools or remain in primary schools for junior high education.
Already the learners made a selection of junior secondary schools to join. However many stakeholders which include parents and teachers want the junior secondary to be domiciled in primary school.
Many parents cites the tender age of the learners, the distance to junior secondary and discipline issues in secondary schools.
Junior secondary section involves Grade Seven, Eight and Nine. After studying for three years in junior secondary the learners will go to senior secondary which involves Grade Ten, Eleven and Twelve.
DATE: FRIDAY 11/11/2022
|TANA RIVER||HOLA PRIMARY|
|THARAKA NITHI||CHUKA UNIVERSITY|
|UASIN GISHU||UASIN GISHU HIGH|
|VIHIGA||MOI VIHIGA GIRLS|
|NAIROBI||UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI|