Confirmed: Grade 9 Will be Domiciled in Primary Schools
Junior secondary schools’ grade 9 will be domiciled in primary schools. This follows the Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang’s revelation that 16,000 classrooms will be constructed in primary schools across the country in readiness for the transition of learners to Grade 9 next year.
Belio’s speech was read on his behalf by the Director of Projects Coordination and Delivery Elijah Mungai at Olympics Primary School in Kibra Sub-county in Nairobi on Thursday.
Belio said the government plans to construct 10 additional classrooms in the school to cater for the learners who will transit to grade nine next year.
“We welcome the World Bank to support and partner with the government to build even more classrooms in this school,” Belio said.
The 2025 Grade 9 class will be the first cohort to finish Junior Secondary School under CBC.
World Bank Vice President for Human Development Mamta Murthi had visited the school.
World Bank Group Manager Practice, Education Meskerem Mulatu, World Bank Nairobi Senior Educational Specialist Ruth Charo, Deputy County Commissioner Odidi Otieno, and Nairobi Regional Director for Education Margaret Lesuuda among other senior officials in education were also present.
Murthi said the schooling system in Kenya was ably imparting to learners to gain skills, attitudes, and values that students ought to acquire.
She said Kenya was also doing well in the enrolment rate of children in schools, noting that education was a critical factor in determining the future of a country.
Deputy County Commissioner Odidi Otieno said the government worked through its structures to ensure 100 per cent transition of learners from Primary to secondary education.
The Headteacher of Olympics Primary School Cyrus Okumu said that the school had developed a friendly learning environment and an excellent instructional for learners in the school.
He attributed the huge learner population of 5108 to a supportive teaching and non-teaching staff that made learning enjoyable.
“Children keep coming back to school because of the good learning experiences good pedagogy creates,” Okumu said.