The Ministry of Education has hinted that junior secondary school is going to have more workload as compared to senior secondary schools.
The Teacher Service Commission is in the process of deploying primary school teachers to offer thier services in the junior secondary.
According to the ministry of education, KICD and TSC, not all ssecondaty school teachers will teach in the senior secondary.
Some current secondary teachers will be dropped to offer their teaching services in junior secondary. To remain in senior secondary, a secondary school teacher will be required to have some qualifications and special skills based on the subject combination and workload in their areas.
One of the qualifications is the length of time a teacher has worked since employement and experience of the teacher.
The commission has also hinted that from now on the newly employed teachers, will mainly be deployed to junior secondary schools.
In the new curriculum, much of the workload has been shifted to secondary education which includes Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.
By 2023 Grade six (6) learners will be in grade seven (7) when the current class six pupils will the last group under the old 8-4-4 system.
Grades 7, 8 and 9 will be under the junior secondary school with the pioneer class currently in grade 5 joining the junior secondary in 2023 after sitting for grade six national examinations.
The Ministry of Education has since selected several primary schools with better infrastructural facilities for upgrading to junior secondary schools.
Some schools will have oth primary school and junior secondary school in the same compound.
Lastly, the ministry of education together with KICD is working out all means possible to fix the challenges they are likely to encounter come 2023 when there will be double intake. There will be enrolment to form one for the 8.4.4 system and on their hand Grade 7 in the junior secondary in the new curriculum.