Key CBC features putting a rift between KNUT and KUPPET as review is yet to be completed.
Key CBC features putting a rift between the two teachers union, is placement of the junior secondary learners.
KNUT officials led by the secretary general, Collins Oyuu, argued that this children are still too young to proceed to secondary or high schools.
The only alternative they deem fit, is to domicile this learners in the primary schools.
Oyuu stated,”Junior Secondary be domiciled in Primary Schools and we shall refer to it as intermediate because questions are lingering on why we have senior coming in after Junior. We are saying, ‘Don’t refer to this as Junior Secondary School.”
However, their counterpart, The kenya union of post primary teachers( KUPPET) stated that this junior learners are prepared to transition.
Misori, argued that they are systems in place, in secondary schools that will facilitate the smooth transition of the learners.
Misori stated,” Junior Secondary is a secondary school curriculum and in that respect, it is best placed in the secondary school. It is also premised on the fact that secondary schools are already preparing to have them. Our primary schools don’t have the necessary competencies.”
“Someone who is going to Grade 7 is a very old person. Personally I went to high school when I was 13 years old,”Misori added.
The Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KEPSEA) examination, is expected to start on November 28 and will run for three days.
The two unions however, had an agreement that the government should increase staffing, that will cater for the national examinations of this learners.