Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) chairperson, Simon Munene has called upon the government to support private schools financially so that they can successfully implement the junior secondary school system.
“We are expected to establish, among others, home science, music, and science labs, which are a bit easier for public schools to put up compared to us because we have limited funds,” he said.
The association officials proposed that the government advance to private schools a loan that would be repayable at an affordable interest rate so they can establish the required facilities.
Speaking during the KPSA meeting which brought all members from the Central region: Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Muranga, and Laikipia, the vice-chairperson revealed that, most politicians are campaigning against the implementation of the curriculum which he says, will cause confusion among teachers, pupils, and parents.
“We are not supporting the scrapping of the CBC because there is too much effort and resources that have been channeled towards its implementation. We are only calling for its improvement so that it can fit within the Kenyan context and be in tandem with the infrastructure available,” Munene said.
This follows remarks by the Kenya Kwanza delegates who said they will scrap off CBC when they get into office because it is expensive and stresses parents.
Munene noted that the government has invested a lot of resources and effort towards CBC implementation and reverting to the 8-4-4 system would be impossible.
The association officials also urged the government to disburse the relief funds it had promised them to keep schools afloat.
KPSA former national chairperson John Kabue said they are willing to implement the junior secondary school as he assured parents that there is nothing to worry about.