MOE:Not All Primary Schools Are Fit To Host Junior Secondary .The Education permanent secretary, has revealed that not all public and private primary schools are fit to domicile junior secondary students.
Through a circular,PS Belio Kipsang has directed all education stakeholders,county education officers and teachers service Commission (TSC) to begin assessment.
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The assessment shall confirm how fit are these public and private primary schools to host junior secondary.
The Ministry of education has released an official template.It contains assessment tools for schools.
According to the ministry,the schools must atleast meet 60% of the requirements in the template before allowed to host junior secondary.
After qualifications of 60% as per requirements,the school will be registered to host JSS.
Schools which can’t meet the required thresholds,will have to upgrade the infrastructure in order to host junior secondary.
The assessment starts this week on 9th and ends on 20th January.Atleast 1.6M kids did grade six national exams (KPSEA).
The government expects 30,000 schools to pass this assessment in order to host the CBC pioneer class .
MOE:Not All Primary Schools Are Fit To Host Junior Secondary.
REGISTRATION GUIDELINES CHECKLIST FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS (JSS) 2023.
SECTION A: INTRODUCTION
The interim report of Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms recommended domiciling of JSS in existing Primary Schools. Consequently, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya directed the Ministry of Education (MoE) to develop guidelines to operationalize Junior Secondary Education.
Accordingly, the checklist attached will be used by a multi- agency team composed of officials from the MoE, Ministry of Interior and Teachers’ Service Commission to assess the suitability of Primary Schools to admit JSS learners for the 2023 school year.
Instructions to County Directors of Education
- The exercise is scheduled to run from 9TH – 20TH JANUARY, 2023.
- A MULTI- AGENCY approach is envisaged in the assessment of the schools.
- ALL decisions SHOULD be guided by the checklist and school’s final percentage score on the Scoring Guide (Section D).
- ALL the participating officers SHOULD sign the filled- in tool for ownership.
- A detailed report SHOULD be prepared and submitted to the Director General- Education, by 23RD JANUARY, 2023. Among others, the report should indicate the:
>Proposed JSS feeder schools, the distance and capacity of the nearest Primary
In the context of the JSS transition, FEEDER SCHOOL refers to a Primary School that lacks the enrollment and/or infrastructural capacity to domicile a JSS. In such cases, the MoE will transfer the learners to a neighbouring JSS or implement appropriate affirmative action to ensure 100 percent transition. Therefore, JSS Feeder Schools will be designated as follows:
- In high density areas and urban informal settlements Primary Schools with an enrollment of less than 45 learners or those lacking the basic facilities to host a JSS will serve as Feeder Schools to other JSSs within a 2 kilometres proximity.
- In geographically expansive, low density and insecurity prone areas, as well as for learners with special needs and disability, the Government through the MoE will implement affirmative action (as appropriate), regardless of the enrolments.
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