We Are Not Read For Junior Secondary: KUPPET Tells Magoha
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has strongly opposed the decision by the ministry of education to domicile junior secondary schools in high schools. Led by the secretary general Akello Misori, KUPPET argues that secondary school teachers are not well trained and schools are understaffed to handle junior secondary students in line with the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
Addressing the media shortly after attending a secret meeting in Narok this morning, Akello Misori and other national officials said that CS Magoha needs to give priority to training of the teachers on CBC prior to making such a decision.
“We are dearly disturbed that there is so much concern about space as he focuses on CBC. We want to see action on the development of our teachers in readiness to grade seven and grade eight which follow their completion of grade six preparation,” stated Akello.
The KUPPET boss further asked the Ministry of Education to partner with other stakeholders to ensure that adequate infrastructure is available for CBC in secondary schools ahead of the transition.
KUPPET national deputy chairman Julius Korir also supported Akelo Misori’s sentiments noting that teachers are not well trained to handle grade seven and eight students.
“No teacher is ready and they have not been trained how this CBC will be, we are asking CS Magoha before we start grade seven and eight we would like the preparation to be done faster,” KUPPET deputy chair Korir stated.
On 18th January 2022, Basic Education Principal Secretary Julius Jwan announced that the junior secondary school will be domiciled both in secondary and primary schools.
“Classrooms used by pupils of class seven and eight will remain vacant due to the introduction of the CBC. But the classrooms will not go to waste because they are public resources. Instead, they will be used by students of Junior secondary schools,” Jwan said.