The Cupboard now says learners transitioning to Junior Secondary Faculty (JSS) are allowed to make use of their outdated colleges’ uniforms.
This, they agreed throughout a gathering chaired by President William Ruto on Tuesday, February 28 at State Home Nairobi.
In response to the Cupboard Secretaries, no pupil needs to be despatched again dwelling for lack of recent college uniforms.
“Cupboard thought-about the progress being made within the implementation of the transition to Junior Secondary Faculty, which is a part of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
“The Cupboard directed to foster equal alternative for all our nation’s kids, even the place the transition to Junior Secondary Faculty could warrant a change of uniform, no scholar needs to be turned away from college for lack of college uniform as long as they’re kitted of their major college uniforms,” a part of the assertion reads.
MPs need CBC scrapped
This comes whilst a number of Members of the Nationwide Meeting demand the Competency-Based mostly Curriculum (CBC) be scrapped, citing prices and poor preparation.
Lawmakers from each side of the divide united in demanding that the federal government abolishes the brand new system, saying it’s too costly.
However Training committee chairperson Julius Melly (Tinderet) defended the curriculum saying the challenges being skilled weren’t new as the identical was witnessed in the course of the transition to the 8-4-4 system.
“I keep in mind when 8-4-4 was began in 1984/1985 Kenyans have been up in arms and needed us to return to the outdated system. The difficulty that I do know is of rivalry is the difficulty of instructing employees which we have to handle,” he stated.
Whereas contributing to an adjournment movement by Homa Bay City MP Peter Kaluma, the lawmakers stated the system had created confusion within the schooling sector.
Kaluma singled out the Junior Secondary Faculty (JSS) saying the transition from major to secondary college was not properly thought out.
MPs claimed they have been being pressured to hold the burden of footing the payments occasioned by the curriculum as they’re required to purchase books, and uniforms and pay for varsity for among the learners.
“I’m right here to plead with this Home that we cease this CBC in order that we proceed with the schooling that’s significant to our youngsters. What is occurring now could be that this technique is for the wealthy as solely these with cash are in a position to take their kids to personal colleges,” stated Kaluma.
Kaluma stated that in Homa Bay, JSSs had been allotted one trainer who’s required to show greater than 14 topics.