Secondary schools asked to share laboratory facilities with JSS

CEO of Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Prof Charles Ongondo.

Secondary schools have been asked to share laboratory facilities with Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) within their neighbourhoods.

The Director of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Charles Ongondo, has said many JSS in the country don’t have laboratories for learners to undertake practicals.

He further said that plans are underway to put up integrated learning resource centres in all primary schools to assist the JSS learners in taking their practical lessons.

He said, “The government is planning to construct laboratories in each primary school besides the 16,000 Grade 9 classrooms it launched recently.”

He spoke recently when he presided over Education Day for Rachuonyo North Sub-county at Gendia Secondary School in Karachuonyo Constituency.

A JSS class in an Integrated Science lesson.

He said the State will provide mobile laboratories to primary schools, which are located away from secondary schools. The laboratories are equipped with science equipment for practical use.

Karachuonyo Member of Parliament Adipo Okuome and Homa Bay Director of Education Eunice Khamemba were in attendance.


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Ong’ondo said the government is committed to the ensure new curriculum achieves its objectives

“The CBC has fully incorporated informal activities such as drama, games, and music, among others. There is also parental engagement and empowerment,” he said.

Okuome asked the Ministry of Education to increase sensitization of public about new curriculum, saying that many Kenyans still do not understand it adding, “The new system is practical-based and promotes self-employment, which is significant for the youth.”

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