Ministry of Education Circular on new secondary schools set books 2022-2026
RE: APPROVED SECONDARY EDUCATION LITERATURE IN ENGLISH AND FASIHI YA KISWAHILI SET BOOKS FOR 2022 – 2026
This is to inform you that the final phase of change of set books for Literature in English and Fasihi ya Kiswahili for Secondary Schools for the period 2022 – 2026 has been finalized.
Some of the texts are to be studied by Form 3 students beginning April 2022 while others are scheduled to commence in January 2023.
The new texts shall be replacing those that have been in place since 2017 as per the circular MOE/QAS/A/5/19/16 (copy attached). The duration for the study of set books is five (5) years. The new set books for English and Kiswahili and the ones to be replaced are captured on the Tables A and B below respectively:
A: (i) Literature in English – Compulsory Set Books
|TITLE/AUTHOR||PUBUSHER||DURATION||TEXT TO BE
Fathers of Nations by
Paul B. Vitta
(Approved by KICD, 2021
|Oxford University Press||2023–2026||Blossoms of the Savannah by Henry Ole Kulet||Longhorn|
(Play from the rest of the world)
|Kenya Literature Bureau||2023- 2026||A Doll’s House by Henry Ibsen||East African Educational Publishers|
|The Samaritan by John Lara
(Approved by KICD, 2021
A: (ii) Literature in English – Optional Set Books
|TITLE/ AUTHOR||PUBUSHER||DURATION||TEXT TOBE REPLACED||PUBUSHER|
Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
(Approved by KICO 2021 School Edition)
|Longhorn Publishers||2022-2026||The Pearly by John Steinbeck||Bookmark Africa|
|ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT
A Silent Song and Other Stories edited by Godwin Siundu
(Approved by KICD 2021 School Edition)
|Spotlight Publishers (EA) Limited||2022- 2026||Memories We Lost by Chris Wanjala||Moran (EA)|
A Parliament of Owls by Adipo Sidang
(Approved by KICD 2021
|East African Educational Publishers||2023-2026||Inheritance
by David Mulwa
B: Fasihi ya Kiswahili – Compulsory Set Books
The commencing and lapsing year imply that the form three class of the given year are the first and last to study the particular book respectively.
The books for the period 2022 – 2026 have a running foot note on every page stating, “approved by KICD 2021 edition” and “kimeidhinishwa na KICD toleo la 2021” for English and Kiswahli respectively. All the new set books have a security tag on the cover which when scratched will reveal a sixteen (16) digit pin number.
When the pin number is sent by sms to 22776 you will receive a message confirming whether the copy is genuine or pirated. This is an important security measure aimed at ensuring that schools/parents/students have genuine copies with correct content.
By a copy of this circular, all County Directors of Education are required to ensure that all Sub-County Directors of Education forward this circular to all schools within their jurisdiction as soon as possible.