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End Of An Era. Mogoha's Team Proposes The End Of Boarding Schools

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If a new proposal by the task force working on the new education curriculum is adopted, Kenya will soon close thousands of boarding schools and require all learners to be on the day-scholar module. Under the current 2-6-3-3-3 education framework, the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) taskforce has recommended the scrapping of boarding in secondary schools.

The team supports leaving boarding schools for a few universities to accept students around the country who are following different senior secondary pathways. Moreover, the team is also recommending that the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) test be abolished after the sixth year. 

Instead, after the first of the junior secondary end, the taskforce needs the examinations completed. The test would then assist in putting students in separate senior secondary schools. From there, at the end of senior secondary school, another test will be carried out that will help place students in tertiary institutions. 

Students are supposed to spend two years in pre-primary school, six in primary school, three in junior secondary school and three in senior secondary school under the CBC. In comparison to the 8-4-4 system, which was 16 years old, the new education system introduced by the Ministry of Education wanted a 17-year stay in school prior to the pandemic. The biggest difference between the 8-4-4 system and the current CBC system is the restructuring of the years students spend in school to 2-6-3-3-3. 

All students are in 2 pre-primary years, then 6 primary years, and then 3 junior years. You will then move on to take 3 years of Senior School if you complete the Grade 9 examinations at the end of Junior School at 15. Under CBC, the university will only be 3 years instead of 4.

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