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Over 1 million students to join junior secondary schools in January 2023

1,000,280 grade six students are set to join junior secondary schools in January 2023.

This was revealed by Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha during his visit to Kodero Bara High School in Migori county.

The CS was overseeing the completion of three CBC classrooms at the school.

All other counties are done except Bungoma County which we shall ensure is complete by the end of this week

CS Magoha

According Magoha, only 24 classrooms which are in their advanced stages in the junior secondary schools are yet to be completed countrywide.

“We remain with two classrooms in Baringo which are at the roofing stage, and four classrooms in west Pokot county,” he said. 

“All other counties are done except Bungoma County which we shall ensure is complete by the end of this week,” furthered Magoha.

The CS visit was in preparation for the admission of students into junior secondary schools as of January 2023.

100 per cent transition

He assured grade six learners and parents of a 100 per cent transition to junior secondary schools come next year.

There is no public and private child. Every child is equal

CS Magoha

Magoha commended Migori County for being among the first counties to complete the construction of the CBC classrooms.

However, the CS distanced himself from allegations that the government is only working on public schools.

He noted that the government is working for both public and private schools. 

“There is no public and private child. Every child is equal,” he said.

He went ahead to state, “Therefore, private schools will be exploited and encouraged to build the new classes to retain the pupils.” 

Magoha also revealed that the ministry is in the process of signing the contract for the second lot of construction of 3500 classrooms.

In addition, he mentioned that another 1000 classrooms will be constructed by SEKIP which will also be used for CBC education.

The CS assured the incoming junior secondary now have the capacity to accomodate all the students..

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