MOE: New System For Grading Secondary Schools
The old system that has been used in the years by the Ministry of Education in upgrading secondary schools needs to be changed. The ministry is in the process of upgrading secondary schools across the country with a target of getting the Sub-county schools ,County schools and Extra County schools elevated to the next higher status. Sub county to county and county schools to Extra County.
In this article the requirements or qualifications needed so that the school can be upgraded are going to be listed.
For the schools in Sub-county status, the following criteria must be followed for them to move to be upgraded to the next level:
* The school must write a letter for a formal request to the County Director of Education for consideration.
* The schools must have a boarding facility
* The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade for the school should be 4.5 and above for the past three years consecutively.
* The schools should submit minutes from Board of Management meeting on the decision to upgrade the school.
* The school should have the Quality Assurance and Standards report ascertaining requirements to upgrade the school.
Schools that are at the County status, to be upgraded to the Extra County level must meet the following requirements:
* Should write a letter to make a formal request to the County Director of Education for consideration just like their counterparts in sub county level.
* Must have boarding facilities.
* Must have attained a mean of 5.5 and above for the last three years in the Kenya Certicicate of Secondary Education examination results.
* Must provide minutes of BOM meeting on approval of the request to upgrade the school.
* Must provide Quality asurance report ascertaining the mentioned requirements.
Extra County schools in Kenya form the second tier of schools after National schools, currently there are 330 Extra County schools in the country.