Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on Friday revealed that President William Ruto will announce in December whether the Grade six pupils will join junior secondary or will continue to the next grade in their respective primary schools.
‘One of the areas we are working on is on transition of Grade Six learners to junior secondary schools and I am sure that the presidential working party will be able to give his excellency an initial report though their terms of reference is six months.’ he said
According to the CS the announcement concerning this will be made in December, either when he be announcing the examinations results of Grade 6 or before that by the President.
He said this in Nyanyki town Laikipia County on Friday during a public engagement convened by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms.
National exams will be starting on November 28 and the double entry the country is experiencing for the first time is giving the government, parents and all the stakeholders’ great concerns.
The announcement will be made after recommendations by the presidential working party taskforce appointed to review the CBC education system.
The taskforce was appointed to look into concerns raised by parents on the double transition of learners to secondary schools in January amid limited accommodation and the high cost of the new education system.
Among the issues the taskforce is expected to look into include undertaking summative evaluation of the competency-based-curriculum and assess and recommend an appropriate structure to implement it.
In addition it will review and recommend a governance and financing framework for TVET training and development, university education, research and training.
Further it will assess the examination framework and the quality assurance and standards framework among other issues.