President William Ruto held an interim report with the Presidential Work Party on Education Reform (PWPER) team after receiving it at State House on Thursday.
The council was informed that it was tasked by the president to make the best recommendations for the country.
He turned to the crowd and asked, “How did we get here?” asked.
He debated for two hours before making a decision.
Yesterday, Dr Ruto told how he decided to put the First Secondary School (JSS) in the primary after seeing the principal secretary’s oath.
He said: “I hope that the Ministry of Education will act as soon as possible to ensure synergy and a smooth transition of our children within the framework of the Central Asian Council.
It takes more than just keeping students in elementary school.
JSS (BCEF) students will be required to take fewer subjects than those listed in the core curriculum.
Noting that some areas of study overlap, PWPER recommends grouping and teaching comparable topics.
BCEF offers 12 required and elective courses. English, Kiswahili or Kenyan Sign Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Home Science, Pre-Tech and Pre-Vocational Education, Social Studies, Religion, Business, Agriculture, Life Skills and Physical Education are considered core subjects.
Students must also choose one or two options from the performing arts, computer science, visual arts and foreign language categories (German, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Kenyan Sign Language or local language).
Although no timeline has been set, the President has directed the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) to restructure the curriculum to reduce the workload of children.
It is proposed to change the curriculum so that the number of subjects for grades 1-6 remains unchanged.
“Without a full report, it is too short to comment, but these things must be done quickly. We are fixing things with KICD. Although we have not yet published it, Kiarie Kamau, chairman of the Kenya Publishers Association, said, “It is ready if it continues.
According to the President’s statement, the government will hire 30,000 teachers to close the gap with 116,000 teachers in public schools.
The recruitment of diplomas from technical and vocational education institutions (TVET) to teach pre-diploma subjects is a proposal that can anger the teachers’ union.
There are few qualified teachers for these subjects, so the previous Teacher Service Commission (TSC) scheme called for secondary school teachers in mathematics, physics and earth science to be retrained to teach the subject.
Examples of pre-technology courses include carpentry, metalwork, technical drawing, electricity, electronics, home management, typing, stenography, textiles and clothing, auto mechanics, and accounting.
Pre-Technology courses form the foundation for TVET, which is central to Kenya’s Kwanzaa agenda, which is why President Ruto opposes its abolition.
The government will also provide employment opportunities for the ’emergency’ by hiring TVET graduates.
President Ruto yesterday said most of the stakeholders applying for PWPER supported the CBC when they submitted proposals to develop the project.
Eighty-six percent of respondents said sixth graders should move to seventh grade or middle school should be in middle school. This is because most parents have to supervise their children who are in 7th, 8th and 9th grade.
Classrooms and laboratories should be installed in every primary school and parliamentarians will be forced to use constituency development funds for this purpose.
According to Dr Ruto, “Government will collaborate with members of parliament so that children are sent on time to ensure a smooth transition from education to education”.
He called on Kenyans to embrace the concept of parental involvement and urged parents to reduce their involvement in the education of their children.
“I humbly suggest that we should be parents. Every afternoon my daughter presses me for help in one or more tasks. We should know that teachers are not only responsible for the education of our children. This is also ours,” he said.