Magoha: Junior Secondary Schools Will be Day or Boarding
Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has now given clarification into the admission of Grade 7 learners to Junior Secondary Schools under the controversial Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
Yesterday, through a press statement, Magoha explained that JSS will be offered in both boarding and day secondary schools across the country.
“All the existing boarding and day secondary schools, will admit learners transiting from Grade Six to Grade Seven under CBC, based on guidelines to be provided by the ministry,” said Magoha.
The cs also revealed that the ministry of education has identified 1,500 primary schools which will host junior secondary school and assured that they not only have adequate learning and teaching facilities, but also land for physical expansion.
“Some of these schools will be developed further to have fully-fledged secondary wing in the future. The government wishes to assure all Kenyans and especially learners, parents and teachers that implementation of CBC is on course and that systems and structures for the transition from primary to junior secondary are in place,” assured the CS.
Additionally, Magoha maintained that his ministry has consulted and urged private schools especially in urban areas, to set up stand-alone JSS to provide chances for learners to transition from primary to secondary level.
Implementation of CBC and transition from primary to junior secondary and to Senior Secondary School (SSS) is based on the recommendations of the Taskforce of CBC implementation, which handed over its report to President Uhuru Kenyatta in February last year.
Magoha said the government seeks to ensure effective and smooth transition, noting that construction of 10,000 classrooms for CBC is well on course across the country.
As the government prepares for transition to JSS, the CS said that training of secondary school teachers has been rolled out to ensure they better handle learners.