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Government Issues The Following 5 Directives on Education Reform, States The Deadline of Submitting The Final Report


The government has issued five directives on education reforms following a press release in a statement on the interim report of the presidential working party on education.

 

 

The presidential working party on education reform presented an interim report to president William Ruto at state house on Thursday 1st December 2022.

 

Consequently, the government has given the following five directives;

1. Junior Secondary School; Grade 7, Grade 8 and Grade 9 will be domiciled in the existing primary school. The Ministry of education will provide the necessary guidelines on how this will be done.

 

 

2. The Grade 6 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will not be used for placement in junior Secondary School. Instead, it will be used as an assessment to monitor learning progress and provide feedback to Education sector players on area s that require intervention.

 

 

 

3. An extra Classroom and Laboratory will be built in every primary school. The construction of laboratories will be given priority within the next one year. Members of Parliament are asked to to work towards Providing support for the extra facilities.
Meanwhile primary school and neighboring secondary schools will share the laboratories and other facilities with junior Secondary Schools.

 

 

 

4. The ministry of Education, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development and and The Teachers Service Commission will work on modalities of fast-tracking and retooling teachers to ensure the country has sufficient members who are compliant with CBC. Priority will be given to Teachers who will be handling Grade 7 Leaners.

 

 

5. Government will recruit an additional 30,000 teachers by January 2023 to facilitate the transition and bridge the teacher shortage.

 

 

The presidential working party in education reform has up to March 2023 to submit the final report.


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