Monday, December 5, 2022

Changes to CBC system, uniform and years of schooling

The CBC system of education that has dogged by controversies since inception is set to undergo a series of changes. This is according to leaked proposals from the committee that was set up by President William Ruto to examine the system and propose changes.

Among the proposals is a recommendation that junior secondary school will be stationed at the current primary schools.

This means that grade six pupils will not move out of their current physical primary schools to physical secondary schools. Instead, they will stay in their primary schools for an addition two years, after which they will transition to senior secondary schools.

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To distinguish this arrangement and boost the kids emotionally, the committee is evaluating the proposal of having grade six pupils wear a different uniform for the remainder of two years.

This will set them apart from their fellow grade one to grade six pupils in the school.

At the same time, the system of 2-6-3-3-3 may be replaced with a new system of 2-6-2-4-3. In the new proposal, pre-primary and nursery school will take two years.

Primary school will take six years. Junior secondary school will last two years. Senior secondary schools will take four years. Tertiary and university education will take a minimum of three years.

Nursery kids will be expected to be aged five to six years, primary children will be aged seven to 12 years, junior secondary students will be between 13 and 14 years, senior secondary schools will be aged between 15 and 18 years.

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