KICD Drops 2 Compulsory Subjects In JSS
KICD Drops 2 Compulsory Subjects In JSS. The Presidential the Working Party on Education Reforms has provided specific proposals for the nation’s educational system.
One of the suggested adjustments is to remove the topics that must be covered in order to select a profession.
The party has requested that the KICD reduce the number of classrooms. The party believes that as part of the adjustments related to the changeover to CBC, secondary school pupils have options for the courses that will determine their future careers.
Lessons will be required to choose combinations like English or Kiswahili, Math or Science, and any other five courses for the O level due to a reduction in the number of topics provided at the Junior Secondary School level.
The Working Party has continued to insist on using the CBC system and has given the KICD instructions to scale back the system’s learning areas.
The party believes that as part of the adjustments related to the changeover to CBC, secondary school pupils have options for the courses that will determine their future careers.
Students will be required to choose combinations of English or Kiswahili, Math or Science, and any other five topics for the O-level; this will be accompanied by a reduction in the number of subjects available for Junior Secondary School.
Twelve of the fourteen subjects junior secondary school students will study are mandated.
English, Kiswahili, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Health Education, Pre-Technical and Pre-Career, Social Studies, Religious Education, Business Studies, Agriculture, Life skills education, Physical Education/Sports, and Foreign Languages are among the 14 subjects listed in the new KICD curriculum design.
Math, Kiswahili, English, life skills, health education, social studies, integrated science, business studies, religion, agriculture, and sports and physical education are among the 12 main courses taught.
A minimum of one and a maximum of two electives from each of the following areas are available to students: The following subjects are also important: German, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Kenya Sign Language, Home Science, Computer Science, and the Arts of the Performing and Visual Arts.
The new learning areas are listed below, according to the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
Health education and life skills instruction will no longer be provided. Additionally, students should choose just one elective.
2) Kiswahili or Kenya Sign Language (KSL)
4) Integrated Science
5) Social Studies
6) Business Studies
8) Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Studies
9) Religious Studies Education
i) Christian Religious Education (CRE)
ii) Islamic Religious Education (IRE)
iii) Hindu Religious Education (HRE)
10 In optional subjects a student shall take one subject
i) Visual Arts
ii) Performing Arts
iii) Home Science
iv) Computer Science
v) Other Languages (Indigenous Language, French, Arabic, German, Sign Language)
All students must participate in physical education (P.E.) as a requirement in order to assist the growth of the psychomotor domain.