The new curriculum is being rolled out one year at a time. The first CBC cohort was piloted in 2017, and they will complete Grade 12 (currently Form 4) in 2028. On 28th,November, 2022 the Grade Six learners who are the first cohort of CBC sat for their Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) before they transition to grade seven.
Based on the CBC task force report that was presented to the head of state, it is now clear that grade six learners will transition to grade seven which will domiciled in the existing primary schools. The latest report indicates that the government has rolled out subjects that will be taught in seven. This is according to Charles Ong'ondo, who is the director of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). He noted that the subjects will be rolled out in January 2023.
According to Ong'ondo, Grade Seven (junior secondary) students will be introduced to History, Geography, Business Studies, Home Science and Life Skills. Apart from English, Mathematics and Kiswahili, they will also learn Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Social Studies.
"We will also introduce optional subjects in foreign and indigenous languages. The curriculum designs for JSS gets learners from theories to practicals and experiments. Science will metamorphosis to become integrated science which will have technology," Ong'ondo stated.
Trained unemployed teachers should use this oppotunity to secure teaching Job in Junior Secondary Schools. For example, if you are a physic teacher then you can apply for teaching in JSS.
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