KICD Reveals CBC Roadmap to Senior Secondary Schools
KICD Reveals CBC Roadmap to Senior Secondary Schools. Principals have declared that the process of identifying and choosing several courses for Senior Secondary School will begin before the launch in 2026. These career paths include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), social sciences (or science), and arts and sports.
This is due to the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development‘s (KICD) explanation of the Competency-Based Curriculum’s road map.
In the senior high school at CBC, students will have the option of specializing in one of three professional paths: arts and sports, social sciences and science, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The final 8-4-4 class is presently enrolled in Standard Eight, and the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations will no longer be offered after this year.
The head of the Kenya Secondary School Head Teachers Association, Indimuli Kahi, who will be leaving soon, announced that the educators have begun the planning and identification processes for the various Senior Secondary School paths.
According to Mr. Kahi, the KICD will give each school guidance, and the schools will then assess their own personnel and resources to decide on the best course of action.
We were curious about the structure that senior secondary school would take, so I’m glad that KICD has come up with a solution. This gives us the opportunity to go back to our individual educational institutions, talk about the route maps with our individual boards of management, inventory what we currently have, and determine what sorts of prospective pathways there are for us to take, according to Mr. Kahi.
The principals have asked the Ministry of Education to check that the necessary preparations are done prior to the deployment, nevertheless. They give as justifications for this a lack of infrastructure and inadequate teacher training.
The KICD has been working in accordance with the essential curricular framework, but we are also anticipating the recommendations of the Presidential Working Party, which could change or support the work that the KICD has been conducting. But with the roadmap supplied by the KICD’s director, Professor Charles Ong’ondu, I believe it’s not too late; we must start right away so that we are prepared to welcome the students in two years, ” he added.
The Machakos Boys High School principal, Mr. Kahi, said that the school will be introducing three alternative pathways due to its capacity. Ahero Girls High School’s principal, Ms. Joyce Omondi, has said she intends to pursue each of these options.
“We are preparing for high school senior year. She said that even if there is already work being done on the ground, the Ministry needs to provide us with a lot of guidance.
In a statement released on Thursday, the KICD urged principals to start getting acquainted with Senior Schools in advance of the program’s introduction in 2026.
We must get started as soon as possible getting acquainted with the activities that will take place at the high school level. During the annual delegates conference that took place in Mombasa on Thursday, Professor Charles Ong’ondo, the chief executive officer of the KICD, informed the Principals that “we are expecting a report from the Presidential Party on Education Reforms, which may change a few things.”
Roadmap for Senior Secondary released by KICD
In order to secure the efficient operation of CBC, Prof. Ong’ondo strongly advised secondary school administrators to start preparing as soon as feasible.
Professor Ong’ondo claims that “the organization of education has been transformed in the current curricular changes. We now have two years of pre-primary education, six years of primary education, three years of junior high school, and three years of senior high school, and that is basic education, as opposed to eight years of primary school, four years of secondary school, and four years of university education.
Professor Ong’ondo asked educators to make the educational process more fascinating after students in the 8-4-4 curriculum criticized them of making learning uninteresting.
But he said in the CBC that learning will be regulated by four principles, among them the significance of experience, utility, and practicality.
Here at CBC, we encourage students to make studying pleasurable, which is why we mandate that high school students select their own courses of study. This allows students to focus on topics in which they are genuinely interested. Senior school instruction is to be as relevant to everyday life as possible. According to the head of KICD, CBC is a curriculum that emphasizes the value of students’ active participation.
The education specialist suggested that community service learning be one of the key elements of senior secondary education.
This was carried out, Professor Ong’ondo added, “so that, in whatever learning area we are in, we will be linking what we are learning to immediate problems that exist in the community.”
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu encouraged the Boards of Management in each school to start planning early for the routes that would be presented in their institutions over the course of the following two years on Wednesday when he officially began the Kessha conference. Over the following two years, the routes will be presented in their universities.
As you are probably aware, we are creating three distinct pathways for our students to choose from in senior secondary education: arts, sports science, social sciences, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These routes, which will equip students with specialized skills and knowledge, “will enable students to select a field that aligns with their interests and aspirations,” claims the CS.
In order for the pupils to succeed in the fields in which they were interested, Mr. Machogu asked the boards to give the schools the necessary resources.