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A total of 2,300 public primary schools will host Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in January 2023.

This has come even as the government is engaged in last minute rush to ensure that there are adequate classrooms to accommodate all Grade Seven students.

According to the Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha, the selected primary schools are those sharing a compound with secondary schools.

“We have said as a government, when a high school and a primary school are within the same compound, we shall also use the physical resources that are there,” he said.

Magoha confirmed that the 2,300 primary schools will provide an accessible number of 5,000 classrooms which will be used to host the JSS.

He was speaking at Pumwani Boys High School during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Competency Based Curriculum(CBC) classrooms construction.

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Prof Magoha has been moving from one county to another, commissioning the construction of classrooms in various schools. He also visited Pumwani Girls Secondary School in Nairobi to assess available classrooms.

On Tuesday, Prof Magoha was also in Sironga Girls High school in Nyamira County, where he also laid the foundation for the phase two CBC classroom construction while on Monday, he was at Kereri Girls High School in Kisii County.

The CS said the government is also closely working with private schools to ensure that they will also accommodate some Junior secondary school students.

The government is expecting private schools to construct over 5,000 classrooms for JSS.

Prof Magoha said the guidelines for placement of students from primary to junior secondary schools will be released in two weeks’ time.

“We shall tell you precisely what we are going to do with our children, but in general terms, for those parents who are so worried about their kids, like the ones in the private sector, there is no harm with those children staying there for an extra one year so that they start moving out in year nine,” he said.


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