We’ll produce half-baked graduates if JSS challenges are not addressed – MP Kalasinga


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Kabuchai Member of Parliament (MP) Majimbo Kalasinga has said that he is unhappy with how the Ministry of Education is implementing Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) Education.

Speaking on Friday in his Constituency when he laid a foundation stone for the construction of a new school, Majimbo said the ongoing JSS education is of low quality.

The MP says Kenya risks having a shortage of professionals if the government won’t address the JSS challenge now.

He said that Kenya was not ready to implement the new competency-based curriculum (CBC).

The Ford Kenya MP further called on the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to employ more teachers to help in imparting the skills of JSS learners.

He argues that Junior Secondary Schools are facing challenges in contacting practical lessons.

“Academies are trying in terms of practical lessons but the problem is in public schools,” he said, adding that the government should also focus much on investing in JSS practical lessons.

Majimbo noted that he decided to set up a new secondary school in the Kiboochi area Luuhya/ Bwake ward after realizing that learners were walking for a longer distance to access education.

He affirmed that Kabuchai NG-CDF has already allocated money to facilitate the construction of four classrooms and a block of washrooms.

He said that the school will be under the Catholic faith.

Majimbo warned students against the burning of schools saying stern action will be taken against that those found culpable of the same.

Also present was Bungoma Catholic Diocese Bishop Mark Kadima who lauded the MP for the bold move to build a new school in the area to accommodate those who travel for longer distances to look for education services.

Kadima noted that the church will fully support the school’s growth.

By Tony Wafula

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