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Celebration for CBC Parents as Govt Reveals the Following for Junior Secondary Learners

The Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) has been a hard nut to crack for many parents owing to it's demanding needs. Most parents had decried the high cost associated with financing the needs of their learners under the CBC. With now the first cohort of the CBC class now transiting to junior secondary, most parents were worried what was ahead of them given the high cost.

Today the government has finally made parents to feel at ease after it announced that no leaner will be charged to learn in the junior secondary. While speaking today, Education CS, Ezekiel Machogu said that there is no need for parents to worry about school costs while sending their kids to junior secondary school (JSS).

The CS stated that JSS instruction continues to be covered by the free Primary Education program. Machogu said this on Monday, January 16, during the announcement of Form 1 and Grade 7 placement, Machogu reaffirmed that the government had set out KSh 9.6 billion for the free JSS program.

"President William Ruto has directed the Treasury to set aside KSh 15,000 per learner as a capitation to facilitate free learning in all public schools. This brings to the total government expenditure of KES 9.6 billion for this calendar year," said Machogu as quoted by Citizen TV.

This announcement has left many parents smiling after a long worry on how they were going to finance the education of their learners. The CS also said that the grade 7 learners in the junior secondary will have a different school uniform different from that being worn by the other pupils and that will be decided by the administration.

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