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Secondary School teachers To Be Trained on junior secondary

The teachers service commission, TSC, has revealed plans to train at least 60,000 secondary school teachers on how to handle junior secondary classes between March and April 2022.

Already TSC has trained 120,000 primary school teachers to handle grade six learners next term.The training which was organized by both TSC and the Kenya National Examinations Council(Knec) happened in December and took four days.

In 2023 the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) will spill over to junior secondary. Junior secondary school will comprise of Grades 7, 8 and 9. The pioneer learners under the new 2-6-3-3-3 CBC system will transition to junior secondary school after sitting the Grade Six national examinations.

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) said curriculum designs from Grade One to Ten are ready.

Already the construction of the classes to accommodate the Grade 7, 8 and 9 is ongoing. Interior’s CS Fred Matiang’i said Chiefs will supervise the construction of 11,600 new classrooms in schools countrywide.

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During the Mashujaa day celebrations in Kirinyaga, President Uhuru made the announcement that the government will set aside sh. 8 billion for constructing 10,000 junior secondary classes.

According to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha and Interior’s Fred Matiang’i, the classes to be constructed in the first phase will accommodate learners transiting from primary to junior secondary schools.

Dr Matiang’i said the classrooms will be ready to accommodate learners by 2023. All these arrangements are being made despite KNUT’s peas that junior secondary schools be left in primary schools and be handled by primary school teachers.

The headteachers spoke during their Kepsha conference in Mombasa in December.

They said this woúld enable parents to participate in raising their children to tame cases of arson in secondary schools and improve education standards.

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