Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha now says the inaugural class under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) will not join the junior secondary schools.
Magoha said the students remain in the primary schools after passing the 2022 national examinations which qualifys them to join junior secondary schools.
Speaking at Moi Educational Centre in Nairobi, the CS addressed the concerns raised by parents over their preparedness on their kids joining boarding schools in their junior secondary schools.
It would be very important for the parents who already have their children in private schools to retain them in junior secondary facilities that are established within those schoolsCS Magoha
Magoha said that there is no need for parents to move their kids to different institutions.
“It would be very important for the parents who already have their children in private schools to retain them in junior secondary facilities that are established within those schools,” he said.
The CS further stated that it is just a one additional year for the learners and that they will be a little bit older than usual and therefore ready for competition in their senior schools.
Magoha dismissed allegations that the CBC was meant to enroll learners to high school at a very young age and that the teachers are not well trained to handle them.
He noted that there are some secondary schools that enrolled kids as young as 12 years during the 8-4-4 system and their results were remarkable.
Magoha said that the construction of CBC classrooms in public schools is in progress and that almost 70 percent of the projects are ready.
On the issue of fake degree certificates presented to the IEBC for clearance, Magoha said that no court would hand degrees and that the power lies with the universities.
“A judge cannot give you a degree. As a Vice Chancellor I cross-checked many degrees and it would only take a phone call, if you put politics aside, then it is a very simple process,” said Magoha.