Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu addressed concerns by parents over the fate of Grade Six pupils ahead of the review of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
Speaking in Mombasa County on Monday, November 28, Machogu confirmed that the Working Party on Education Reforms would table findings and recommendations in due time.
He explained that the Ministry would make a final decision based on the findings before the start of the 2023 academic year.Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu appears before the Committee on Education on November 22, 2022.Ministry of Education
"It will not be too late because that announcement will be coming in the first week of December.
"Soon enough, we are going to know where the young ones will be domiciled whether in primary or secondary schools," Machogu explained.
In an earlier address, the Education boss assured that the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams would be transparent.
"There will not be any cheating in this year's exams. We have put in measures to ensure that the national test is foolproof and is not compromised at any stage," the CS noted.
Among the concerns raised by parents was the decision to have of Grade Six pupils be admitted to schools within their localities as day scholars.
During the nationwide public participation process, caregivers protested the admission of pupils to secondary schools arguing that some of them were too young to be in high school.
Another issue brought up was how the government was going to select and place students across the several categories of schools: national, county and extra-counties.
Notably, some of the parents wanted CBC to be done away with entirely, citing high costs and inadequate infrastructure in schools.
Meanwhile, the working party on reforms recommended that students proceed to Standard Seven in the same schools but have different uniforms from the rest of the pupils.A Collage of the Screen grab from the Viral Tharaka Nithi Video and the CBC Task Force chairmanKenyans.co.ke
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