The Presidential Working Party on Education Reform on Thursday, December 1, presented an interim report to President William Ruto- recommending for Junior Secondary Schools to be domiciled in the existing primary schools.
In a statement from the State House spokesperson, Hussein Mohamed, the Ministry of Education will provide the necessary guidelines on how the structure will be done.
Further, the task force proposed that Grade 6 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) should not be used for placement in Junior Secondary Schools.
Instead, it will be used as an assessment to monitor learning progress and provide feedback to education sector players on areas that require intervention.
The task force also recommended that an extra classroom and laboratory will be built in every primary school. The exercise would be given priority within the next year. Members of Parliament were asked to work towards providing support for the extra facilities.
On the other hand, primary schools neighboring secondary schools will share the laboratories and other facilities with junior secondary schools.
The task force also urged the education stakeholders to fast-track the process and ensure all classrooms are well-equipped and compliant with the CBC guidelines.
"The Ministry of Education, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development and the Teachers Service Commission will work on modalities of fast-tracking retooling teachers to ensure the country has sufficient numbers who are compliant with CBC."
"Priority will be given to those teachers who will be handling Grade 7 learners," read part of the statement.
The Government will also recruit an additional 30,000 teachers by January 2023 to facilitate the transition and bridge the teacher shortage.
The Presidential Working Party on Education Reform has up to March 2023 to submit the final report to president William Ruto.