Grade 8 and 9 CBC to be domiciled in Senior Secondary Schools
Grade 8 and 9 CBC to be domiciled in Senior Secondary Schools. The current Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) is replacing the old 8.4.4 system in the Kenyan educational system (CBC). Despite several obstacles, the administration is doing its best to execute the curriculum.
Installation of CBC is having issues
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 instructor from the government. Almost 30,000 instructors were recently hired by the government as interns, with some of those positions being permanent and pensionable.
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 instructors earn degrees and have training in two distinct teaching disciplines.
Teachers applying to be transferred to junior high schools should follow the instructions provided 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+. This has put the junior secondary teaching environment at danger.
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.
Government involvement in the senior secondary’s hosting of CBC grades 8 and 9
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.
But from the latest discussion it seems that Grade 8 and 9 is likely to be hosted in senior secondary schools.