Grade 8 and 9 CBC
Grade 8 and 9 CBC. The current competency-based curriculum (CBC) is replacing the outdated 8.4.4 system in the Kenyan educational system. Despite several obstacles, the administration is doing its best to execute the curriculum.
Lack of teachers sent to junior secondary schools is one of the problems the government is dealing with. Every junior high and secondary school in the nation has received at least one teacher from the government.
Recently, the government hired over 30,000 teachers for internship and Permanent and Pensionable terms at Junior SecondarySchools. To date, all of these teachers have been stationed at junior secondary schools to assist with the implementation of CBC. The teacher-to-student ratio, however, does not stack up.
In addition, junior secondary schools must teach 14 topics. All the subjects cannot be taught by one teacher. The majority of employed teachers earn degrees and have training in two distinct teaching disciplines. Teachers applying to be sent to JSS were given guidelines by the Teachers Service Commission.
Yet, the majority of primary school teachers were disqualified since they had never received a mean KCSE score of C+. Due to this, the teaching environment at junior secondary schools is in jeopardy.
CONTROVERSIES WITH CBC CURRICULUM
According to CBC requirements, every elementary school is required to have a lab. The purpose of a laboratory is to conduct experiments. Yet, the dearth of laboratories in practically all primary schools makes it nearly impossible to teach science.
Also, there are not enough teachers deployed. Since they have no other options, the teachers are having trouble managing the subjects.
According to information from insiders in the government, there have been multiple talks about JSS. Meetings with the Education Committee Taskforce have been held to discuss the future and make sure CBC is successful.
After two days of closed-door discussions, it is thought that the MOE task team and the government had reached an understanding. The plan is to transfer grades 8 and 9 to senior secondary school for the upcoming school year, leaving just grade 7 in JSS.
The primary teachers will be responsible for seventh grade. The foregoing decisions were made after taking into account the amenities that were already in place and the newly constructed classroom at the senior secondary school. As they wait for confirmation in July, the JSS interns can now grinne.