Government To Decide The Transition Of CBC As Hearings End

By Getrude Mathayo / Published November 11, 2022 | 12:56 pm




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At least 3.5 million Grade Six pupils are set for a national primary school assessment from November 28 to 30, which will run concurrently with the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination. Form Four students will sit their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination from November 21 to December 23.


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President William Ruto to decide the fate of Competency-Based Curriculum, CBC, especially Grade six learners who will be joining the junior secondary school in January 2023.

On Thursday 10th November, President William Ruto said that learners expected to join junior secondary school could soon know whether they will study in primary or secondary institutions.

President Ruto was speaking when he chaired the inaugural meeting of his Cabinet and promised he would offer “guidance” on the subject based on recommendations of the Presidential Working Party that are assessing the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

A statement released after the Cabinet meeting said the Presidential Working Party had issued an update on the assessment

“The meeting noted that the Presidential Working Party had thus far conducted public hearings in a total of 37 counties. In that regard, the team would conclude the county hearings and thereafter receive oral submissions from stakeholders, including Teachers Unions, Associations, Parliament, and others by 24th November 2022,” read the statement.

At least 3.5 million Grade Six pupils are set for a national primary school assessment from November 28 to 30, which will run concurrently with the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination. Form Four students will sit their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination from November 21 to December 23.

Today, members of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms will be in ten counties to collect views from the public. Today is the last day for the task force to have public hearings.

The teams will be in Tana River, Machakos, Tharaka Nithi, Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Kajiado, Vihiga, Kisumu, Nairobi and Nakuru.

The Taskforce will present their findings to the President who will make a decision on whether the learners will go to secondary schools or remain in primary schools for junior high education.

Already the learners made a selection of junior secondary schools to join. However, many stakeholders which include parents and teachers want junior secondary schools to be domiciled in primary schools.

Many parents cite the tender age of the learners, the distance to junior secondary, and discipline issues in secondary schools.






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