The government delivers the long awaited new. As Competency based Curriculum was laid in the country, concerning the Junior schools Kenyans have lived to ask how it will happen and where will the Junior schools be hosted?
This week the ministry opens up the Government plans to construct more than 10,000 classrooms. This comes ahead of transition of learners from primary to Junior secondary schools that will happen in 2023.
On 20th October 2021, the news blogers reported that “President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the National Treasury to set aside Sh8.1 Billion for the project to support the primary to secondary school shift in the Competence – Based Curriculum (CBC).”
“Ministry of Education, jointly with Ministry of Interior and the National Treasury, shall establish a framework for the construction of the over 10,000 classrooms needed to provide the additional learning space required for the one million new students set to join junior secondary,” said Uhuru in his Mashujaa Day speech.
Education Updates say “According to a circular from Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha ,the national treasury has availed ksh 4 Billion to the Ministry of Education to commence the first phase of the CBC school infrastructure development programme.” They posted on their website.
Ministry Of Education affirmation
Further more the Ministry of Education has affirmed that plans are underway to ensure all secondary schools in the country accommodate Junior Secondary Schools. This must be handled as a crucial need as learners prepare to transition from grade six to seven in January 2023 under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).