Guidelines on How Grade Six pupils will be placed in junior secondary schools
Students in Grade Six around the nation will have the chance to choose their preferred junior secondary schools from August 15 to August 30. This will mark the beginning of the changeover to junior secondary schools, which will take place in January 2023.
This choice will be comparable to what students in class 8 do. The placement of Grade Six students in all already accredited public and private secondary schools would be offered, according to Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha.
Grade Six students will be placed in all currently accredited public and private secondary schools, according to Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha.
Public secondary schools that are located on the same premises as public primary schools are required to use the primary school’s classrooms as additional learning spaces, while learners whose parents can afford the tuition at a private secondary school may enroll their children there.
Speaking on the placement of Grade Six students in junior secondary schools, Magoha stated that the CBC’s guidance for learners moving from upper primary to JSS will be informed by the results of the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA). Additionally, children will be chosen for admission to the JSS based on their performance on the KPSEA, equity, which includes the use of affirmative action, their choice of school based on parental and educational recommendations, as well as institutional declared capability.
“Learners, in consultation with their parents and teachers will be given an opportunity to select a public or private secondary school of their choice for their JSS education. Parents shall meet the cost of learning in private schools as is the usual practice,” Magoha said.
Only those who have registered will be eligible for selection and placement at standalone junior secondary schools. Based on their achievement on the Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment, students with special needs and disabilities who are following the Stage-Based Pathway will be promoted to Grade Six (KILEA).
The final exam for students in Grade Six is scheduled for November 28 to November 30.
According to Magoha, the summative evaluation will account for 40% of the student’s grade. Five papers will be used by the Kenya National Examinations Council to evaluate the 13 subjects available at the upper primary level.
They will cover Mathematics, English, Kiswahili/Kenyan Sign Language, Integrated Science, which integrates four courses, including Social Studies, including Science and Technology, Agriculture, Home Science, Physical and Health Education, and Creative Arts; Religious instruction that is Christian, Islamic, Hindu, or other; art, craft, or music
Grades Four (20%), Five (20%), and Six (20%) school-based assessments will count for the remaining 60 marks. The total score, which will be presented as the sum of the points in the five papers, will be out of 500.