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Machogu Reveals When Parents Will Know Where Junior Secondary Will Be Hosted

Machogu Reveals When Parents Will Know Where Junior Secondary Will Be Hosted

Under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) system, Grade 6 students are set to take national exams at the end of this month.

The administration has not yet decided where they will be domiciled.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu disclosed that in December, President William Ruto will announce whether the pioneer junior secondary students will be hosted in secondary schools or primary schools.

“One of the areas we are working on is on the transition of Grade Six learners to junior secondary schools and I am sure that the presidential working party will be able to give his excellency an initial report though their terms of reference is six months.

The examinations will begin on November 28, and a big awaited statement will be made in December.

According to CS Machogu, this will be either when Grade 6 examinations are released or before that, when His Excellency the President will have ascertained the needs of Kenyans and make a proclamation.

Mr. Machogu spoke on Friday in Nanyuki Town, Laikipia County, during a public event organized by the Presidential Working Group on Education Reforms and directed by the Rev. Prof. Stephen Mbugua from the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA).

The task force created by the President, which is comprised of educationists, is soliciting Kenyans’ opinions on the reforms they want the government to pursue to strengthen the education sector.

Kenyans are asked what they think about how affordable the CBC curriculum is, how Grade 6 students move to junior high schools, and how parents can be more involved and empowered.

Parents are increasingly concerned about whether Grade Six students will be admitted to secondary schools; they blame the Education Ministry for failing to take a firm stance.

Some education stakeholders, like the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education (KUPPET), have asked the government to keep the students at their current schools even after they take the national exams.

KUPPET’s position is that Intermediate One and Intermediate Two are acceptable.

Laikipia County Executive Secretary Robert Miano explained that, following the Grade Six examination, students would continue in Grades Seven and Eight as junior secondary students in the same schools for the next two years before transferring to high school for Grades Eight and Nine.

Some parents have said that their kids are too young and still need to be watched by their parents before they can go to high school.

Even though there weren’t many people at the Nanyuki CDF on Friday, some parents have complained about the CBC education system, saying that it was adopted too soon and is now a burden on parents and teachers who don’t seem ready to carry out the changes.

In the CBC school system, parents have taken on the role of students, performing homework and performing responsibilities that their children should perform.

According to Ms. Charity Karimi, a parent from Nanyuki Town, this situation makes it difficult to discover students’ talents per the CBC’s objectives.

Machogu Reveals When Parents Will Know Where Junior Secondary Will Be Hosted

Machogu Reveals When Parents Will Know Where Junior Secondary Will Be Hosted

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