The implementation of the Pathways and Tracks at SSS in 2026, while considering equity and cost effectiveness, raises the issue of adequate preparations in terms of infrastructure and human resources (especially physical infrastructure for STEM and teachers for new learning areas like Sports Science).
This in the context of the Basic Education Curriculum Framework (KICD, 2017) which proposes that 60 per cent of the learners at SSS will pursue the 4 Tracks in the STEM Pathway. The remaining 25 per cent will pursue Languages and Social Sciences, while 15 per cent will pursue Sports Science, Performing and Visual Arts.
In this context, the Taskforce recommends implementation of the following strategies and policy direction respectively:
- All 10,359 secondary schools to host both Junior and Senior Secondary school levels.
- All Senior Secondary Schools to host at least two Pathways for optimal utilization of resources.
- Identify secondary schools that can host all 3 Senior Secondary School Pathways and progressively enhance their infrastructural capacity.
- The existing (35) Special Needs Education (SNE) secondary schools be designated to cater for both JSS and SSS for Tracks that the respective SNE learners can pursue in the three Pathways.
- Implement a Career Guidance programme to prepare learners for choice of Pathways and Tracks in Senior Secondary School.
- The Guidelines on Basic Standard Requirements for Registration of Educational and Training Institutions (GoK, 2020) be used for preparing schools to host Senior Secondary School Pathways and Tracks.
- TSC to prepare projections on teacher requirements for reforms in Senior Secondary School.
8. Every County to provide adequate opportunities for access to the 3 Pathways in Senior Secondary School to ensure equity.
9. Placement to SSS be based on formative and summative assessments in JSS and learners’ career choice.