President Ruto To Launch KEPSHA Conference On Tuesday

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President William Ruto is on Tuesday expected to officially launch the Kenya Primary School Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA) conference at the Sheikh Zayed Children Welfare Center in Mombasa county.

The conference themed “Managing transition of Competency-Based Curriculum for the effective nurturing of each learners’ potential” will be attended by at least 10,000 school heads across the country.

The School heads have exuded confidence in their readiness to host Junior secondary beginning January next year 2023.

This comes days after a successful conclusion of the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) by about 1,287,597 Grade 6 students who are expected to join Junior Secondary in January.

KEPSHA National Chair Johnson Nzioka while addressing the media on Sunday said that all grade 6 students were now guaranteed space in grade 7 and that domiciling junior secondary in primary schools will save the government the agony of realizing the 100 percent transition.

“We can take care of our children from grade 7 in our primary schools. Our teachers have upgraded themselves by furthering their education, we have above 60 percent who have graduated from different institutions over the years,” said Nzioka.

Nzioka added that in terms of infrastructure, the children who were to transit to grade seven have the rooms which were occupied by those going to class 8.

He further lauded the heavy investments put by the private sector in CBC saying that they were supplementing what the government is doing saying that this will give an opportunity to children who might have missed opportunities in public schools to join grade 7.

The presidential working party on education reforms in its preliminary report announced that junior secondary school will be domiciled in primary school.

It also directed the recruitment of 30,000 new teachers for the junior secondary expected to begin classes in January.

“This is a prayer well answered as it will go a long way in addressing the challenges we have been facing,” Nzioka said.

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