The government is racing against time to prepare for the transition from primary to junior secondary school in January 2023 under the competency based curriculum CBC.
This even as the principal secretary for Implementation of Curriculum Reforms, Prof Fatuma Chege, clarified that primary schools will not host junior secondary students.
Secondary schools are also required to prepare to offer more than two pathways for learners ahead of the rollout of senior secondary school in 2026, said Prof.
According to the trusted source, professor fatuma said that, All secondary schools registered by the Ministry of Education must host junior secondary school. There is no secondary school that will be hosted by primary schools.
There has been uncertainty over the domiciling of the junior secondary school in some schools as recommended by a task force on the implementation of CBC that Prof Chege chaired.
A report by the task force recommends that provision be made for primary schools that have adequate infrastructure to establish junior secondary school.It also recommends that the ministry merge primary schools that are under up rolled and in close proximity.