Over ten thousand heads of elementary schools have gathered for their annual meeting in Mombasa. This meeting’s main goal is to rethink and promote constructive change in the education sector, which represents a major departure from the old 8-4-4 educational structure.
The Kenya Primary Schools Head Teachers Association (Kepsha) chairman, Johnson Nzioka, conveyed the happiness of educators over the present status of education in the nation.
The focus now shifts to the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) as the 8-4-4 system is being phased out in their schools, including the recent completion of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam by the last class under that system.
Nzioka called on the government to address infrastructure issues in junior secondary schools, namely the lack of laboratory facilities, and praised President William Ruto for tackling the teacher shortage in public institutions.
The chairman of Kepsha thanked President Ruto for boosting teacher hiring during his administration, and hoped that further problems that teachers have in the field of education will also be resolved.
Accompanied by other Kepsha representatives, Nzioka underscored that CBC has achieved noteworthy advancements, with educators enthusiastically getting ready for the launch of Grade 8 in Junior Secondary Schools the next year.
This modification will take the place of Standard 8, which just finished it’s KCPE exam, and open the door for CBC to be fully implemented.
“Rethinking education management within a comprehensive school framework, inspiring innovation for sustainable impact in the present and future decade” is the conference’s subject this year. Head teachers will discuss a range of subjects in an effort to find ways to transform education.
Teachers will be introduced to best practices for evaluating students, improving performance, and guaranteeing responsibility in their classrooms as a result of the continuous changes in the educational system. Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, is anticipated to speak to the teachers at the conference.