Junior School is a Big Joke In Kenya, KESSHA Chair Affirms
Junior School is a Big Joke In Kenya, KESSHA Chair Affirms. Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) Chairman Mr Indimuli has described the Junior Secondary School (JSS) system as nothing short of a joke in a startling revelation. According to him, the current implementation of JSS is a complete mess and the government is endangering the future of thousands of students enrolled in these schools.
Indimuli’s statement sheds light on the disturbing reality in the education sector. Teachers from various JSS institutions echoed his sentiments and highlighted the lack of facilities and lack of teachers. This subsequently significantly affected the quality of education provided to students.
The education system is the pillar of any progressive society and is responsible for educating and shaping the minds of future generations. Therefore, it is disheartening to find that the government seems to be neglecting the education of secondary school students.
JSS, which forms a crucial transitional stage for students between primary and secondary school, should ideally provide a solid foundation for their future academic pursuits. However, the lack of resources and personnel in these institutions has rendered them ineffective in carrying out this task.
One of the main problems pointed out by the teachers is the insufficient number of teachers who could meet the needs of the students. A high student-to-teacher ratio hinders effective learning and does not provide each student with the attention and support they need. In addition, the lack of basic facilities such as laboratories, libraries and sports facilities severely limits students’ access to a well-rounded education.
It is imperative that the government urgently addresses these concerns. The future of the country’s youth depends on a sound education system that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in life. By neglecting the needs of high school students, the government is essentially sacrificing their future and undermining the country’s development.
Investing in education should be a top priority for any government seeking progress and global competitiveness. The key to harnessing the potential of the young generation is undoubtedly a well-funded education system with sufficient resources and adequately trained teachers.