On Monday, June 20, Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha said that the first class of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) will remain in primary. schools even after they have passed the national exam that will qualify them for junior secondary school in 2023.
Prof. Magoha assured parents’ anxieties regarding private schools’ readiness to accommodate the first cohort of Grade Six graduates as boarders in junior secondary schools while speaking to the media at the Moi Educational Centre.
Parents should not have to relocate their children to different institutions, according to CS Magoha, and the competition should be held when they are looking to enroll in senior secondary schools in Grade 10.
According to Magoha, it is vital for parents who already have their children enrolled in private schools to enroll them in junior secondary facilities inside those institutions so that the cutthroat rivalry that comes after year eight is postponed to year ten,” he said.
“It’s just an extra year,” Magoha explained, “so they’ll be a little older than usual when they start competing for senior school now.”
Prof Magoha also questioned whether the CBC meant that students began secondary school at a young age and that teachers were unprepared to deal with them.
According to him, some secondary schools in the 8-4-4 system had admitted children as young as 12 years old.
According to the Education CS, construction of CBC classrooms in public schools is already proceeding, with 1,296 of the 5,000 already completed.
He went on to explain that before the government returned the classrooms to the primary schools, he would make sure that they were all finished.
He also gave his two cents on the current threat of politicians seeking political office presenting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission with fraudulent degree certificates for certification (IEBC).
Finally, Magoha reminded politicians that no court would award them degrees, and that institutions have the ability to verify credentials.
According to the CS, the process of validating academic credentials should be simple, but it is only complicated by politics