KUPPET wants CBC task force disbanded, JSS moved to secondary schools.
Kenya union of post primary education teachers, KUPPET wants CBC task force disbanded and immediate move of JSS to secondary schools.
KUPPET secretary general, Akelo Misori has argued that the competence based curriculum task force that was appointed by President Ruto, is not doing any education reforms but causing confusion for both the teachers and students.
He further stated that it was a big mistake for junior secondary school, to domicile Grade 7 students in primary schools.
Akelo Misori opinioned that if the country is not careful, the 49- member reform team, will put the education sector at a bad place.
Misori stated,”Kuppet calls for disbandment of the CBC task force, notwithstanding their eminence in society, the party has contributed more confusion than solutions.”
KUPPET who held a press release on tuesday, air the kind of confusion that has been attributed with improper JSS transition.
Misoro stated that the government should take charge, or the pioneer class’ future is at stake.
Misori stated,”There are unclear teacher management procedures that have resulted in many cases being lodged by JSS teachers.”
Defending his argument, Misori stated secondary schools are equipped to accomodate this learners and its not too late to take action.
He stated,” It is common sense that building more classrooms in secondary schools which already have laboratories is more cost-effective than trying to create whole new infrastructure in primary schools.”
“If we are to return them to secondary schools which are more equipped then we need to do it before the end of holiday,” he added.
Supporting him was KUPPET chairperson, Omboko Milemba who stated that even the necessary personnel for JSS is not available in primary school.
Omboko stated,”Those schools don’t have lab technicians so who will help the children during practicals? But secondary schools have all those staff.”
The union is now calling for a meeting with the stake holders to discuss the way forward.
They stated,”We will sit with stakeholders and if worse, we might talk to our teachers and tell them to take some letter with a different payment to teachers Grade.”