Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said that Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) selection portal is open for students to choose their preferred secondary institutions; accessible till August 30, 2022.
Speaking during a press conference after commissioning Phase 2 Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) classrooms in Embakasi, Magoha said that students must choose two national, two regional, two county, two sub-county, and two private schools from a list of options as part of the selection criterion.
“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,” said Magoha.
In preparation for the introduction of Grade Seven the following year, Grade Six students will starting choosing their Junior Secondary School (JSS) assignments this week.
Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) says the portal was launched on Monday and would remain online through August 30.
David Njengere, the head of Knec, said on Tuesday that students are free to choose their favourite secondary schools now that schools are closed but the portal has been opened.
Students must enter into the site, pick the Grade Six register, and select their chosen schools with the assistance of their school administrators and teachers.
Additionally, Magoha noted that Nyeri had accomplished 100 per cent.
“We have agreed as a government that we are going to continue to complete the CBC classrooms, which we started about seven months ago. The first phase of about 6,500 classromms were completed, about six weeks we started on the second phase, which is doing extremely well. Currently, Nyeri has completed 100 per cent and we are in the process of ensuring to get the money is available,” he said.
Magoha further indicated he has delivered during his tenure despite appearing to be arrogant.
“We are eagles and we fly high and we are not afraid. We deliver to the extent that even if you don’t like us as eagles, you can go and count what we have delivered. If during that process, we have looked like we are arrogant, then we seek your forgiveness but not that we are about to change. Eagles always keep on flying. Even when the eagle is going, he just disappears into the sky,” Magoha said.