PS Clears Air On Hosting Of JSS In Both Primary And Secondary Schools.
State Department for Implementation of Curriculum Reforms PS Fotuma Chege clears air on hosting of Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in both primary schools and secondary schools.
According to PS, it is now official that Junior Secondary Schools will be domiciled in high schools but accommodation can be done in primary schools in some cases.
PS Futuma Chege made it public and official while commissioning the first CBC classroom at St Maria Goretti Ruruguti Secondary School in Othaya, Nyeri county, yesterday.
The PS made it clear to the public concerning the ongoing debate about placement of the pioneer CBC class—Grade Six candidates—under 2-6-3-3-3 curriculum to Junior Secondary Schools.
She emphasised that as much as there are primary institutions that will host some Junior Secondary Schools, the management and administration in such instances, will be independent from that of the primary.
“There should be no confusion between domiciling, hosting or accommodating. If you are accommodated, you are a guest, similarly when you are hosted, you are a guest, but when you are domiciled, then you belong there legally,” PS emphasised.
The PS said if for any reason, a Junior Secondary School class will be accommodated in surplus classrooms in a primary wing, that is merely accommodation, they do not belong to the primary school, they are domiciled in the secondary sub-sector.
She said the section will, therefore, have their own board and that if the government so wishes to establish a Junior Secondary School using the available infrastructure in a primary school, then that institution will be having a Junior Secondary School Chege.
Across the country in various secondary schools construction of Junior Secondary Schools classrooms is ongoing in preparation for the CBC pioneer group which is set to sit for their national examinations this year on December.