Kenya's current Competency Based Curriculum is still in its infancy, but it is on the verge of maturation, with primary level national assessments scheduled for this year. Sixth grade is the final year of elementary school.
All parents, teachers, and students are concerned about how well the government is preparing for the transition of students following the exams.
Which schools will students in grade six attend? Is there a sufficient number of classrooms to accommodate them? Are private schools prepared to host a junior high school? They ask themselves these questions out of fear.
However, according to the government, secondary schools have received funding to increase the number of classrooms available to junior secondary students. The principal, Prof Fatuma Chege, believes this.
Only a few days ago, Cyrus Oguna and Lawrence Karuntini, government spokesman, announced that junior secondary schools would only be held in day secondary schools. After a day, it was announced that 1500 selected primary schools, day schooling secondary schools, and boarding secondary schools would be hosting junior secondary schools.
A parent told Radio Citizen that he is afraid of the CBC because he is unfamiliar with it. He went on to say that even the assessments their children had completed were hidden. He asked the government to educate the public about it.
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