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Lawyer Gives KICD Ultimatum Over CBC State Of Preparedness, Threatens To File Petition

An Advocate of the high court wants answers within 30 days failure to which she will file a formal petition before court to stop the transition.

Lawyer Gives KICD Ultimatum Over CBC State Of Preparedness, Threatens To File Petition

A Nakuru-based lawyer has requested that the Ministry of Education explain the state of readiness prior to the learners’ transition to junior secondary schools.

Ms Sheila Sabaya, a high court advocate based in Nakuru who practices as Sabaya and Associates Company advocates, has written to the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to inquire about the institution’s readiness for the transition of learners from primary to junior secondary school.

Ms Sabaya is also requesting that the government provide her with a comprehensive action plan for the implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), particularly at the junior secondary school level.

The lawyer has threatened to go to court within 30 days to stop the transition to junior secondary school if proper information and measures to protect the learners’ welfare are not provided.

“As Kenyans of goodwill and as a law firm that strives to get justice for the marginalized, we are cognizant of the fact that children are acknowledged in part III of our constitution as special groups. It is on that basis that we make a formal request for the particulars afforested,” read part of the letter.

Furthermore, the lawyer hopes to establish Kenya secondary schools’ infrastructure capacity to host the pioneer class and ensure its sustainability.

She is interested in learning about the personnel capacity and qualifications to tutor grades 7, 8, and 9, as well as the practicability of the students in the junior secondary schools.

She also wants to know about the safeguards put in place to protect very young students transitioning to junior secondary schools from bullying or other forms of abuse from older students, such as sexual abuse and harassment.

The roadmap for the transition from junior high to high school is also highlighted, as are the specifics of the civic education programs that have been disseminated to prepare parents and learners for the transition.

“Please let us have the requested information within 30 days of this letter failure to which we shall file a formal petition before court to stop the transition until proper information and measures are put in place for care and protection of our learners joining grade 7, 8 and 9,” read the letter.


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As the Pioneer CBC class prepares to write their final Grade six exams at the end of the year, the Education Cabinet secretary has stated that everything is in place for their transition to junior high.

Prof Magoha stated in Nakuru during his mop up exercise for the 100% transition that students entering junior secondary will be hosted in both day and boarding secondary schools.

“The Ministry has identified 1,500 primary schools that will host junior secondary schools because they have adequate learning and teaching facilities and land for physical expansion. Some of these schools will be developed further to have a full-fledged secondary wing in the future,” Magoha said.

Lawyer Gives KICD Ultimatum Over CBC State Of Preparedness, Threatens To File Petition

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