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KNUT Wants Junior Secondary Domiciled At Primary Schools

KNUT Wants Junior Secondary Domiciled At Primary Schools.

According to KNUT Secretary General Collins Oyuu, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) will continue to press the government to have the Competency Based Curriculum’s (CBC) junior secondary education hosted in primary schools.

According to Oyuu, the existing infrastructure in primary schools can comfortably house the junior secondary without putting pressure on parents or Kenyans in general to build new structures.

The Secretary General, who was speaking to teachers at the Siaya KNUT Branch Annual General Meeting on the grounds of the Central Primary School, also told politicians to stop politicizing teachers and education issues.

Oyuu, who was flanked by the Siaya Branch Executive Secretary, Alex Dunga, stated that cramming students from 30,000 primary schools into 10,000 secondary schools would be foolish.

He suggested that the Ministry of Education rename the two-year junior secondary classes as senior primary and relocate the students to the existing class seven and eight buildings.

“In any case, we have many primary school teachers who are graduates. Some have masters and even PhDs and can effectively handle the classes,” said the KNUT boss.

Oyuu also accused some politicians of attempting to cause confusion in the education sector by making careless remarks about the future of the CBC.

“Some people, while on a campaign trail, told us that they will do away with CBC once they take over the presidency,” said Oyuu, adding that the same person later talked of integrating CBC with another system of education.


He stated that the two educational systems cannot coexist and urged the top politician to decide which system he will implement if he is elected to lead the country.

The Secretary General urged those who will be elected to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta to consider hiring more teachers, noting that current teachers are overburdened.

“Implementing CBC has been difficult for teachers who are now forced to handle double or even three times the workload they used to,” he said, adding that the existing teacher shortage stands at 114,000.

KNUT Wants Junior Secondary Domiciled At Primary Schools



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