The underway national assessment is not final- Junior secondary transition headache.
It’s been hectic , the past few days for parents regarding the transition of learners to junior secondary.
According to a national assessment that was conducted by the government, it was found out that , most public schools are not yet ready to accommodate this learners.
The worry arises where parents fear that they will need to transfer their kids to public schools that are government standard.
MoE stated,”There are 1.6 million pupils looking to transition to junior secondary in 2024.”
“Reports from assessment shows that most public schools will not be able to take this large influx of students,” they added.
Schools have been urged to fasten and make the necessary recommendations by the ministry of education come to light.
Sub- county director of education Argwings stated,”We are urging the schools that have not passed the test to step up and work on the recommendations if they want to make the cut.
“The underway national assessment is not final, we will come back at a later and if schools will have worked on the recommendations , they will be given a nod to handling the transition,” he added.
Some of the recommendations for a public school to have a junior secondary is registration under the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) which is a web-based data management tool that collects data and information from educational institutions.
The public school should also have enough physical facilities , extra classrooms and qualified teachers that have been equipped with the necessary knowledge required in junior secondary.
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