Primary School Teachers Set to Allocated Learning Subjects in JSS
Primary School Teachers Set to Allocated Learning Subjects in JSS. To ensure that learning continues in Grade 7 courses, alternative solutions have been devised by primary school headteachers who also serve as junior secondary school (JSS) administrators.
Following the discovery that no learning occurred in Grade 7 classes during the previous term, this has happened.
In most junior high schools that were public, learning was not as simple as it was in junior high schools that were private.
To address the under-teaching in Grade 7, the headteachers are now giving elementary school teachers subjects to teach in those courses.
The teachers at the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) employed 35,550 instructors to help in junior secondary classes.
Although this amount is still little in compared to the large number of students, courses, and streams, TSC also dispatched 7,400 primary school instructors to help junior secondary pupils study harder.
Teachers are currently taking courses for Grade 7 from the principals. Some teachers are also forbidden from teaching in the lower grades in order to appropriately support the senior students.
The school administration also uses teachers that have extensive knowledge in a variety of subjects to help teach the kids.
Tech professionals frequent computer science programs, and their instructors are experts in CRE, IRE, agriculture, etc.
According to the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec), the Grade 7 pupils will begin taking national assessment tests in July.
There will be two forms available for the School Based Assessment (SBA). Exams will be made available in two formats: Digita, where students must log in to view them on a digital device, and PDF, where they can be printed.
Below is the Knec circular on the July evaluation of Grade 7 students, which Knec CEO David Njengere made public.
RE: ADMINISTRATION OF THE YEAR 2023 GRADE 7 AND PREVOCATlONAL LEVEL SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT
1.0 The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) will upload on the KNEC CBA portal the School Based Assessment tools for Grade 7 (age based pathway) and Pre-Vocational Level (stage based pathway).
2.0 To access the assessment portal, Headteachers are required to login onto the CBA portal: https://cba.knec.ac.ke. Any school that will have password challenges should contact their respective Sub-county Director of Education for resetting of the password.
3.0 Schools will be expected to administer the assessment tools, score and upload the assessment outcomes of all learners on the CSA portal.
4.0 SBA tools for Grade 7 will be provided in two formats: PDF format and digital format through the CBA portal https://cba.knec.ac.ke as follows:
4.1 PDF Format
4.1.1 Schools will be required to log in using the school credentials. (Username and password).
4.1.2 Schools will access the tools in PDF format and download.
4.1.3 The tools will then be given to learners in either print format, projected on the screen or written on the board.
4.1.4 Depending on the format adopted, learners may write their responses on the question paper or on the provided writing materials provided by the school.
4.2 Digital format
4.2.1 To access the tools in this format, individual leaners will be required to log onto the portal using their respective assessment numbers.
4.2.2 Upon logging in, learners will access the tools directly via digital devices such as the Digital Learning Programme (DLP) tablets available in schools.
4.2.3 Learners will be expected to give their responses on writing materials provided by the school.
5.0 The two formats of assessment tools wlll be displayed on the CBA portal dashboard using different buttons. Schools are encouraged to allow learners access the tools directly using the DLPs or any other available digital devices such as desktop computer and laptops. This will help schools save on printing cost. Those who may have challenges with the direct access may opt for the pdf format
6.0 SBA tools for Pre-Vocational Level will be accessed on PDF format by their teachers.
7.0 Teachers will assess the learners as they undertake the performance-based tasks and score using the guidelines provided in the tool.
8.0 A detailed user manual describing step by step on how to access the tools, instructions, scoring guides and how to upload learners’ scores is available on the CBA portal.
9.0 The assessment tools with coloured Images should be printed in colour or loaded on the digital devices available In the school. The learners should answer the questions using separate answer sheets provided by the school. In schools where the digital devices are Inadequate, the assessments can be done in shifts.
10.0 Headteachers are requested to keep all records and evidence generated from the assessments.
11.0 The materials required for the assessments should be obtained from the immediate school environment or Improvised as much as possible.
12.0 The tools will be accessed as shown below:
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This information is to enable you to prepare and plan adequately.
DR. DAVID NJENGERE, MBS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER