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Private Schools Want CBC Assessments Standardised

Private Schools Want CBC Assessments Standardised

The Kenya Private Schools Association (Bomet) wants the government to host junior secondary students in primary schools due to the learners’ younger age.

Alfred Ronoh, who is in charge of the county chapter, said that the decision would make it cheaper to build new classrooms, labs, and other learning facilities.

He was accompanied by his secretary, Nicholas Kirui, and an executive member, Philemon Kirui.

After presenting their opinions to the Presidential Working Group on Education Reforms at Tenwek High School, they made these remarks.

“The learning areas and activities should be condensed to a manageable number, depending on the grade/ level of learners. The specialisation pathways should be deferred to senior secondary, since the learners in junior secondary are still too young to make informed choices,” Ronoh said.

He added that investors should be encouraged to develop independent junior secondary schools where possible to accommodate all learners.

Philemon Kirui said that a systematic evaluation should ensure that all learners in the country are evaluated the same way.

Examinations should be structured as bringing back multiple choices is going back to the 8-4-4 system, which was full of guesswork,” the proprietor of Shammah Schools said.

Kirui also represents private schools on the county board of education.

He suggested that the Knec practical examinations should offer choices, be tailored to each location, and not be rushed.

“The grading rubric should include allocation of marks. The learners who are slow should be given another chance to repeat the grade instead of pushing them through the system,” Kirui said.

He asked the state to encourage partnerships between the public and private sectors so that investors could pay for infrastructure and hire teachers.

Kirui said the government should supply students in both public and private institutions with textbooks.

He said that currently, private schools are not considered, resulting in a lack of uniformity in education.

He said that public and private schools should have food programs run by the government.

Kirui said that all students in public and private schools should be eligible for bursaries, adding that applicants from private schools should not be discriminated against.

Nicholas Kirui pushed for ICT education to be standardized and said that students in private schools should be given laptops and tablets.

He stated that all public and private school teachers should have equal training chances, and the government should pay for training.

Private Schools Want CBC Assessments Standardised

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