Guidelines on how junior secondary will operate from next week
All Junior Secondary Schools will operate from 8.20am to 4pm, with learners expected to take nine lessons a day as provided in the Basic Education Regulations, 2015.
According to the guidelines for implementation of Junior Secondary Education (JSE), there will be 45 lessons per week, each to last 40 minutes.
“Activities taking place before the start of lessons (7-8.20am) and after the lessons (4-5pm) should be indicated on the timetable. English and Mathematics should be allocated a lesson per day,” the guidelines state.
Similarly, all Physical Education and Sports lessons are to be taught before lunch and be plotted just before a break, while subjects that aim at developing related or similar skills such as English and Kiswahili or Kenya Sign Language, Integrated Science and Health Education should not be taught consecutively.
The guidelines state that pre-technical studies should be allocated two double lessons per week while the practical subjects — which include Integrated Science, Agriculture, Computer Science, Home Science, and Visual and Performing Arts — should be allocated a double and single lesson per week, respectively.
All other subjects should be allocated a single lesson per day and provision made in the timetable to cater for the optional subjects