Kiambu schools’ preparation on junior secondary transition

Kiambu Sub County Director of Education Roselyne Litaba has said that the County is well prepared and ready to provide education for the pupils as they transition to junior secondary school.

“The Ministry of Education has given ten classrooms to Sub county which are already completed by now, we have also distributed junior secondary textbooks to public schools for early preparations for both teachers and pupils,” she told KNA.

Litaba asked parents not to doubt or fear that their children will not be enrolled to junior secondary.

According to the Ministry of Education, Grade 6 learners who are expected to transit to grade 7 by January next year will first have to apply and the CS said they will announce the number of slots available and the process is being completed.

“At first when the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) was introduced, I thought that it was not going to work because it was something new and unexpected to us parents,” John Kamau a parent in Kiambu said.

Jane Mugo, a parent of a grade 6 child said that she is well prepared for the transition and ready to provide whatever is needed by the system for her son and urged other parents to stand in and be available when their help is needed.

The private schools have also been asked and those willing to go the CBC way to indicate to the ministry their willingness and the ability.

Education CS Prof George Magoha said there is a team from PDE office which are going around approving private schools as most of them have more buildings than children and the spaces can be utilized.

The beginning of CBC came with a wide array of changes to Kenya’s education system. Junior secondary education will take three years – Grade 7, 8 and 9 for learners aged between 12 and 14 years.



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