Junior High Admissions Guidelines Finalized

Junior High Admissions Guidelines Finalized

By Jane Muia / Posted on July 5, 2022 | 2:57 p.m.

KEY POINTS

In 2023 January admission, unlike other admissions in previous years, there will be a dual admission where CBC pioneer applicants and applicants currently in eighth standard will both be admitted to secondary schools.

KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER

The CBC Working Group says Competency-Based Initial Teacher Education (CBTE) will give the education community a significant chance to train teachers in the CBC methodology.

The procedure schools will follow to admit learners to Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) has been finalized, but the release date for the guidelines has yet to be announced.

This includes transition guidelines and the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) in junior high schools.

In 2023 January admission, unlike other admissions in previous years, there will be a dual admission where CBC pioneer applicants and applicants currently in eighth standard will both be admitted to secondary schools.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Professor George Magoha, had earlier announced that CBC pupils would be undertaking their first class in primary school even after finalizing the national exam which will qualify them to join secondary schools.

The CS has allayed fears raised by parents about the preparation of private schools to welcome the first batch of sixth grade graduates as boarders in junior high schools.

Speaking at the 7th Catholic School Heads Conference in Nairobi on Monday, Principal Secretary for Curriculum Implementation Fatuma Chege urged parents to enroll their children in junior secondary schools as day schools.

Chege also called on school leaders to familiarize themselves with the CBC design to determine which subjects will be optional in their schools. The main objectives of CBC are to expand the knowledge, experiences and imaginative understandings of learners and to foster moral values ​​for lifelong learning.

The CBC Working Group says Competency-Based Initial Teacher Education (CBTE) will give the education community a significant chance to train teachers in the CBC methodology.

The task force advised the Ministry of Education to ensure that all instructors in initial teacher education schools are trained in the proper interpretation and application of the teacher education curriculum framework and designs .

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