The Presidential Working Party on Education Reform on Thursday presented its interim report to President William Samoei Ruto.
President Dr. William Samoei Ruto.
Based on the findings contained in the report the government has directed that Junior Secondary Schools will be domiciled in the existing Primary Schools. The government also directed that the Grade Six Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KEPSEA) be used as a continuous assessment to monitor learners’ progress and not as a secondary school transition test.
The directive also reads in part that: “An extra classroom and laboratory will be built in every Primary School.”
The directive cleared conflicting reports that pupils who just sat for Grade 6 together with their KCPE counterparts will transition to Junior Secondary Schools domiciled within Secondary Schools.
The Ministry of Education went as far as providing secondary school selection lists to the Grade Six graduands. Incoming Education PS Belyon Kipsang had earlier indicated disparagement at the confusion surrounding the Junior Secondary Schools debacle.