The education ministry and the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, have chosen to send trained primary teachers to the junior secondary level in order to address this shortage. All of the present secondary school instructors will oversee senior secondary
Learners will join junior secondary schools after taking the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Examinations. The present Class Six students enrolled in the 8-4-4 system will also be enrolled in Form One in 2023 (junior secondary school) when Grade 6 will transition to Grade 7. (KCPE)
Grades 7, 8, and 9 will be taught in junior secondary school. After taking the Grade 6 national tests, the pioneer students under the new 2-6-3-3-3 Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) system will move on to junior secondary school in 2023.
A number of primary schools have been chosen by the Ministry of Education for conversion to junior secondary schools. Junior Secondary School (JSS) wings will be upgraded to those with improved infrastructure.
The infrastructure of any institution will be improved by merging under-enrolled schools and those that are nearby. In some schools, both elementary and junior secondary levels are housed in the same building.
The teachers at primary schools who meet the requirements listed below are eligible to instruct junior high school students.
- Have a Diploma and Degree in Special Needs Education
- Have a Diploma and Degree in Early Childhood Development Education
- Have a Diploma in Education (Primary option)
- Have a Diploma in Education, a Secondary option
- Have a Degree in Education (Secondary option) but lack C+ at KCSE or C+ in teaching subjects
Also, in a report titled Status Report on Teacher Preparedness for Competence Based Curriculum Implementation which was presented before the Parliamentary Committee on Education, TSC indicated that it will deploy P1 teachers to junior secondary with the following qualifications.
- Higher Diplomas
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Post-graduate Diplomas
- Masters and PHDs to teach at junior secondary schools (JSS).