Tana River County Director of Education Isaack Sheikh Khalif has cautioned private schools against admitting Junior Secondary students before training their teachers according to the Competence Based Curriculum guidelines.
Speaking to the press today in his Hola office, Sheikh Khalif asked private schools to also build laboratories in their schools before implementing the CBC Junior secondary classes.
On public schools, the director of Education said Tana River County has over 40 secondary schools and many primary schools that have enough rooms whereby the junior secondary students could be admitted next year/2023.
He also said the Ministry of Education was prepared to implement the CBC guidelines because class rooms that would be used by the students have already been built and the teachers have been trained while many more were being trained on CBC.
He appealed to parents whose children would not be able to join schools that were far away from home due to challenges of school fees to allow their children to learn in nearby secondary schools and primary schools that would be identified to accommodate junior secondary students.