Quality of Junior Secondary Education in Public Schools Poor, MP
The quality of education offered to learners in Junior Secondary is very low, Kabuchai MP Majimbo Kalasinga has said.
Kalasinga said he is unhappy with how the Ministry of Education is implementing the Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) Education.
Speaking on Friday in his constituency when he laid stone for the construction of a new school, Majimbo said JSS education being offered is of low quality.
The MP said Kenya risks having shortage of professionals if the government won’t address the JSS challenge now.
He said Kenya was not ready to implement the competency-based curriculum.
The Ford Kenya MP further called on the Teachers Service Commission to employ more teachers to help in impacting the skills of JSS learners.
He argues that Junior Secondary Schools are facing challenges in practical lessons.
“Academies are trying in terms of practical lessons but the problem is in public schools,” he said, adding that the government should also focus on investing in JSS practical lessons.
Majimbo said he decided to set up a new secondary school at Kiboochi area Luuhya/ Bwake ward after realising that learners are walking for a longer distance to access education.
He affirmed that Kabuchai NG-CDF has already allocated money to facilitate the construction of four classrooms and a block of washrooms.
He said the school will be under the Catholic church.
Majimbo warned students against burning schools saying those found stern action will be taken against them.
Also present was Bungoma Catholic Diocese Bishop Mark Kadima who lauded the MP for the bold move to build a new school in the area to accommodate those who travel for longer distances to access education.
Kadima noted that the church will fully support the school’s growth.