The ministry of education has now invited grade six learners to choose their preferred junior secondary schools.
According to the Kenya National examination council, the selection portal for junior secondary selection was opened on 15th August to 30th August 2022.
David Nyengere, Kenya national examination council head, has learners to select their preferred Junior secondary regardless of the school situation due to politics.
He said,” The portal is open.”
He further stated that the school head teachers should chip in to help the learners in the selection process.
Learners are required to log in the portal, choose grade six register then choose their preferred junior secondary school.
According to the criteria laid out by the kenya national examination council(KNEC), Learners will pick two national schools, two regional schools, two county schools, four sub-county schools and lastly two private schools.
Cabinet secretary , education, Goerge Magoha stated that public secondary learning facilities will have to share a compound with a primary learning facility for utilisation of learning space.
It is important to note that , private schools will be an option for those parents who will be able to pay school fees required by the preferred private school.
Magoha said,”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.”
The private schools are further mandated to build more than 5000 classrooms to accomodate the junior secondary learners when they join.
Grade six learners are set to sit for their final examinations come November 28 to 30, the year 2022.
Education cabinet secretary , Prof.George Magoha also assured that placement on the junior secondary will be according the performance of the learners as the Kenya primary school assessment requires.