CS Magoha Clears the air on the concerns raised over implementation of CBC Rollout to JSS.
The Ministry of Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has cleared the air how the Competency-Based Curriculum is going to be implemented in the Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) rollout.
CS Magoha said yesterday that implementation of the Competency Based Curriculum’s (CBC) junior secondary rollout slated for January 2023 will be carried out in both day and boarding secondary schools.
In a statement, CS Magoha dismissed the earlier claims that the rollout would be undertaken only in boarding secondary schools.
“The Ministry of Education wishes to clarify that junior secondary school will be offered in both boarding and day secondary schools across the country under the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC),” read the statement.
According to CS, all the existing boarding and day secondary schools will admit learners transiting from Grade 6 to Grade 7 under CBC based on guidelines to be provided by the Ministry.
In regard to the ongoing construction of classrooms around the country, the CS noted that the ministry had so far identified about 1,500 primary schools set to host junior secondary since they had adequate learning and teaching facilities, and also enough land for expansion.
“Some of these schools will be developed further to have a fully-fledged secondary wing in the future,” Magoha stated.
In a statement, the CS advided private schools in urban areas to ensure they have a separate junior secondary institution for a seamless transition.
He further reported the government through the Ministry of education education is putting a spirited effort to ensure that enough infrastructure is put in place and teachers are trained well to ensure smooth transition to junior high school come January.
“All these preparations will ensure that all learners in Grade 6 transition smoothly to Junior Secondary School next year,” he stated.
“The Government wishes to assure all Kenyans and especially learners, parents and teachers that implementation of CBC is on course and that systems and structures for the transition from primary to junior secondary, are in place.”