KICD DROPS 2 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS IN JSS
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD, has dropped two compulsory subjects offered at Junior Secondary School, JSS.
Twelve of the fourteen subjects Junior Secondary School students will study are mandated.
English, Kiswahili, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Health Education, Pre-Technical and Pre- Career, Social Studies, Religious Education, Business Studies, Agriculture, Life skills education, Physical Education/Sports, and Foreign Languages are among the 14 subjects listed in the new KICD curriculum design.
Math, Kiswahili, English, life skills, health education, social studies, integrated science, business studies, religion, agriculture, and sports and physical education are among the 12 main courses taught.
A minimum of one and a maximum of two electives from each of the following areas are available to students: The following subjects are also important: German, French, Mandarin, Arabic, Kenya Sign Language, Home Science, Computer Science, and the Arts of the Performing and Visual Arts.
The new learning areas are listed below, according to the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
NOTE: HEALTH EDUCATION and LIFE SKILLS instruction will no longer be provided. Additionally, students should choose just one elective.
THE NEW JSS COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
- Kiswahili or Kenya Sign Language (KSL)
- Integrated Science
- Social Studies
- Business Studies
- Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Studies
- Religious Studies Education
- Christian Religious Education (CRE)
- Islamic Religious Education (IRE)
- Hindu Religious Education (HRE) OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
IN OPTIONAL SUBJECTS A STUDENT SHALL TAKE ONE SUBJECT:
- Visual Arts
- Home Science
- Computer Science
- Other Languages (Indigenous Language, French, Arabic, German, Sign Language) NOTE:
All students must participate in physical education (P.E.) as a requirement in order to assist the growth of the psychomotor domain.