JSS Learners Uniforms
JSS Learners Uniforms. Students will be able to use the uniforms from their former schools thanks to a new law that the government has established.
This agreement was reached on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at State House Nairobi, under the leadership of President William Ruto.
No student should be expelled for lacking a new school uniform, according to Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu. This comes when the government have come to realization that the pressing economy status, cant allow all parents to afford the required Junior Secondary School uniforms.
Cabinet took into account the development of the Competency-Based Curriculum’s (CBC) implementation of the transition to Junior Secondary School (JSS). Where learners who sat for KPSEA Grade 6 were promoted to Grade 7 which was agreed to be hosted in Primary Schools under Junior Secondary School.
“The Cabinet directed to nurture equal opportunity for all our nation’s children, even where the transition to junior secondary school should be turned away from school for lack of school uniform so long as they are outfitted in their primary school uniforms,” read part of the statement.
A number of educational stakeholders gave the Junior Secondary School (JSS) leadership the authority to choose the uniforms for their particular schools around the end of the previous academic year.
It was also made known that the outfit would receive extra distinctive features for branding and institution identification since they are different from other learners in Primary School.
JSS uniforms should also respect the diverse groups’ cultural and religious beliefs.
Also, according to the Ministry of Education (MoE), parents are required to purchase school uniforms and no school is permitted to advise parents on where to buy uniforms.
According to the statement, JSS shouldn’t impede students from moving on to the next level because they can’t afford school uniforms.