MP seeks to end 8-4-4 system

Taita-Taveta MP Joyce Lay during an interview on April 18, 2015 at Nation Centre. Lay has proposed a new system of education that seeks to scrap the 8-4-4 arrangement. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The plan is to have a 2-6-3-3-4 system, according to Taita Taveta Woman Representative Joyce Lay.
  • Ms Lay proposes that senior secondary schools be classified according to the specialisation of subjects offered in each school as either science, arts or vocational subjects.
  • She also wants it made an offence for a school to deny a pupil admission to a public senior secondary school on the account of the grades attained during the national junior secondary examinations.

A new system of education has been proposed that seeks to scrap the 8-4-4 arrangement.

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