CBC Confusion, Why Parents Should Worry As Grade 6 Set To Join JSS

By Getrude Mathayo / Published August 25, 2022 | 12:02 pm




KEY POINTS

There are more than 1.28 million learners who will join a junior secondary school (JSS) in January 2023 and will compete for limited spaces in top schools.


CBC

KEY TAKEAWAYS


The allocation was meant to ensure the government meets the target of constructing 10,000 classrooms set to serve at least 1.2 million learners from Grade Six in 2023, with a tentative deadline for the project being July 2022.


The Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) under the 2-6-3-3 system of education in Kenya was introduced in 2017 to replace the 8-4-4 system of education which has served Kenya for 32 years.

As we all know, education is a vehicle for economic and social change. It is, therefore, imperative that the curriculum is constantly reviewed to keep abreast with the globalization of the labor market and demand for the acquisition of twenty-first-century skills.

Many countries have shifted from content-based curricula to competency-based teaching-learning approaches

In November 2021, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha confirmed that the government had disbursed 4 billion shillings to facilitate the construction of junior secondary school classrooms. The classrooms being built are in conformation to the current CBC.

CBC requires Grade Six pupils to transition to junior secondary schools at Grade Seven which makes it a tough task is given that Standard Eight pupils from the 8-4-4 curriculum will also be joining form one.

The allocation was meant to ensure the government meets the target of constructing 10,000 classrooms set to serve at least 1.2 million learners from Grade Six in 2023, with a tentative deadline for the project being July 2022.

In terms of the construction of classrooms, the school heads said that most schools, especially those built before independence lacked the space for expansion thus opting for story buildings which mean more money

According to the article that was done by Nation, there are more than 1.28 million learners who will join a junior secondary school (JSS) in January 2023 and will compete for limited spaces in top schools.

An almost equal number of learners who are under the 8-4-4 system will join Form One at the same time in a double intake that is expected to stretch school resources, although the government insists there is no cause for worry.

Currently, learners under CBC are selecting their preferred schools in an exercise that will close on August 30th, 2022. However, many parents are still in the dark about how to select JSS institutions.

For the first time, the ministry will place learners in private schools based on their selection. Learners will be placed in secondary schools depending on their performance in the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment, which has replaced the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, and KCPE exams.

The assessment is administered formatively in grades 4,5 and 6, with a summative assessment at the end of Grade 6. The first such assessment will be administered in November 2022.

According to the report by the task force on enhancing access, relevance, transition, equity, and quality for effective curriculum reforms implementation projected that there will be a shortage of 1,489,144 places in secondary schools.

The government embarked on the construction of 10,000 extra classrooms but the number still falls short. Besides, the program does not cater to the construction of dormitories and other facilities.

Schools in Kenya, especially secondary schools have been experiencing congestion owing to the introduction of the 100 percent transition from primary to secondary school. There has been no expansion of infrastructure to match the increase in student numbers.

Related Content: Schools Have Until This Month To Administer Up To Five 8-4-4, CBC Exams






More Articles From This Author








Trending Stories










Other Related Articles










SOKO DIRECTORY & FINANCIAL GUIDE



ARCHIVES

2022
  • January 2022 (293)
  • February 2022 (329)
  • March 2022 (360)
  • April 2022 (294)
  • May 2022 (271)
  • June 2022 (232)
  • July 2022 (278)
  • August 2022 (253)
  • September 2022 (246)
  • October 2022 (196)
  • November 2022 (230)
  • December 2022 (4)
  • 2021
  • January 2021 (182)
  • February 2021 (227)
  • March 2021 (325)
  • April 2021 (259)
  • May 2021 (285)
  • June 2021 (273)
  • July 2021 (277)
  • August 2021 (232)
  • September 2021 (271)
  • October 2021 (305)
  • November 2021 (364)
  • December 2021 (249)
  • 2020
  • January 2020 (272)
  • February 2020 (310)
  • March 2020 (390)
  • April 2020 (321)
  • May 2020 (335)
  • June 2020 (327)
  • July 2020 (333)
  • August 2020 (276)
  • September 2020 (214)
  • October 2020 (233)
  • November 2020 (242)
  • December 2020 (187)
  • 2019
  • January 2019 (251)
  • February 2019 (215)
  • March 2019 (283)
  • April 2019 (254)
  • May 2019 (269)
  • June 2019 (249)
  • July 2019 (335)
  • August 2019 (293)
  • September 2019 (306)
  • October 2019 (313)
  • November 2019 (362)
  • December 2019 (318)
  • 2018
  • January 2018 (291)
  • February 2018 (213)
  • March 2018 (275)
  • April 2018 (223)
  • May 2018 (235)
  • June 2018 (176)
  • July 2018 (256)
  • August 2018 (247)
  • September 2018 (255)
  • October 2018 (282)
  • November 2018 (282)
  • December 2018 (184)
  • 2017
  • January 2017 (183)
  • February 2017 (194)
  • March 2017 (207)
  • April 2017 (104)
  • May 2017 (169)
  • June 2017 (205)
  • July 2017 (189)
  • August 2017 (195)
  • September 2017 (186)
  • October 2017 (235)
  • November 2017 (253)
  • December 2017 (266)
  • 2016
  • January 2016 (164)
  • February 2016 (165)
  • March 2016 (189)
  • April 2016 (143)
  • May 2016 (245)
  • June 2016 (182)
  • July 2016 (271)
  • August 2016 (247)
  • September 2016 (233)
  • October 2016 (191)
  • November 2016 (243)
  • December 2016 (153)
  • 2015
  • January 2015 (1)
  • February 2015 (4)
  • March 2015 (164)
  • April 2015 (107)
  • May 2015 (116)
  • June 2015 (119)
  • July 2015 (145)
  • August 2015 (157)
  • September 2015 (186)
  • October 2015 (169)
  • November 2015 (173)
  • December 2015 (205)
  • 2014
  • March 2014 (2)
  • 2013
  • March 2013 (10)
  • June 2013 (1)
  • 2012
  • March 2012 (7)
  • April 2012 (15)
  • May 2012 (1)
  • July 2012 (1)
  • August 2012 (4)
  • October 2012 (2)
  • November 2012 (2)
  • December 2012 (1)
  • 2011
    2010
    2009
    2008
    2007
    2006
    2005
    2004
    2003
    2002
    2001
    2000
    1999
    1998
    1997
    1996
    1995
    1994
    1993
    1992
    1991
    1990
    1989
    1988
    1987
    1986
    1985
    1984
    1983
    1982
    1981
    1980
    1979
    1978
    1977
    1976
    1975
    1974
    1973
    1972
    1971
    1970
    1969
    1968
    1967
    1966
    1965
    1964
    1963
    1962
    1961
    1960
    1959
    1958
    1957
    1956
    1955
    1954
    1953
    1952
    1951
    1950