Ambiguity on new syllabus to dominate principals' meeting
SEE ALSO :Magoha: We will implement new curriculum“There is also the nagging issue of shortage of teachers in secondary schools which has been worsened by the Government’s push for 100 per cent primary to secondary school transition. This issue must also be addressed urgently,” KESSHA chairman Kahi Indimuli said yesterday. He added: “We cannot turn schools into employers, that is not our core mandate. Our work is to impart knowledge in students. The extra cost has affected learning in schools.” KESSHA noted the Government has not also released capitation grants for several students because of the challenges related to implementation of National Education Management Information System (NEMIS). “Most secondary schools have not received funding because of NEMIS which has become a big problem. This must be resolved as quickly as possible,” said Indimuli. Under the CBC, pupils in Grade Four this year are expected to transit to junior secondary but teachers say the Government is yet develop curriculum to guide its implementation.
SEE ALSO :Knut warned against disrupting training“We need to know how we will anchor the junior secondary. There will be extra classrooms at the primary schools given Standard Eight will not be there. The content will enable us understand whether secondary teachers will be required,” said Indimuli. He was addressing the media in Mombasa ahead of the 44th KESSHA annual conference. Meanwhile, KSSHA also opposed the proposal to lower the age of consent to 16 years terming it is “immoral” and unacceptable. “If a girl cannot get a driving license or an ID until she is 18 years-old, why should one want the same girl to have sex at 16?” said Indimuli. Education CS George Magoha has said there will be no turning back in implementing the new system of education.
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