For all topics, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) will be a significant delivery instrument.


The nature of what learners will study at the Junior High School level remains a mystery, notwithstanding the curriculum developer’s blueprint.


The core subjects that students will learn under the new system are broken down in this article.


There will be a total of 12 core topics in junior secondary, some of which will be carried over from the 8-4-4 system.


Among them are English, Kiswahili, Mathematics, and Social Studies.


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Kenyan Sign Language will be utilized in place of English and Kiswahili, as well as composition and Insha, for pupils who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Religious education has remained a compulsory subject. Christian Religious Education, Islamic Religious Education, and Hindu Religious Education will be available to students.


Students will take business studies, agriculture, life skills education, sports, and physical education as core subjects.


New core subjects in junior secondary include Integrated Science, Health Education, and Pre-Technical and Pre-Career Education.

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Compulsory Subjects in Junior High School

Pre-technical subjects are designed to prepare students for job by teaching the technical skills and information needed to execute specified tasks.


Pre-technical education will teach skills such as auto mechanics, bookkeeping, home administration, and textiles and clothes.


Among the others are woodworking, shorthand, typewriting, technical drawing, metals, electrical, and electronics.

Technical abilities are crucial for a multitude of reasons, including the ability to work more efficiently, raise one’s confidence, and make one a more valued prospect to companies.

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Pre-career education, on the other hand, will prepare pupils to choose their chosen routes after graduating from high school (Grades 10, 11, and 12).


Their focus is sharpened through career education, allowing them to make informed career options.


It provides students with the skills, information, and motivation they require to excel in their chosen field.

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